Kutafin Law Review

Advanced search

Legal Experience and Future Perspectives for the EU-Russia Relations in Security Matters

Full Text:


The aim of this article is to evaluate the legal basis for the EU-Russia relations in security matters on the background of general deterioration of the partnership between Russia and the EU. This issue, first of all, pays attention to the role of the EU and Russia in global security matters; secondly, it points to the EU-Russia bilateral agreements in the security field; thirdly, this article is connected with legal aspects of the EU-Russia security relations in the context of soft law and wide political cooperation dimension.

About the Author

P. A. Kalinichenko
Kutafin Moscow State Law University
Russian Federation


1. Colucci, L. (2015). Great Power Conflict: Will It Return? World Affairs. January/February. Available at: (accessed 9 February 2017).

2. Cremona, M. (2004). Union as a Global Actor: Roles, Models and Identity. Common Market Law Review. 41. 553-573.

3. Dougan, M. (2008). The Treaty of Lisbon 2007: Winning Minds, Not Hearts. Common Market Law Review. 45. 617-703.

4. Forsberg, T. (2004). The EU-Russia Security Partnership: why the Opportunity was Missed? European Foreign Affairs Review. 9. 240.

5. Hedenskog, J., Konnander, V., Nygren B., Oldberg, I., Pursiainen, C. (2013). Russia as a Great Power: Dimensions of Security Under Putin. Routledge.

6. Kalinichenko, P. (2014). Shared values and interests in the conflictual relationship between the EU and Russia, in Poli, S. (ed.). The European Neighbourhood Policy - Values and Principles. Routlege. 115-129.

7. Kalinichenko, P. (2014). Legislative Approximation and Application of EU Law in Russia, in Van Elsuwege, P. and Petrov, R. (eds.). Legislative Approximation and Application of EU Law in the Eastern Neighbourhood of the European Union: Towards a Common Regulatory Space? Routlege. 247.

8. Nikolov, K. (ed.) (2009). Assessing the Common Spaces between the European Union and Russia. Sofia.

9. Paavi Leino and Petrov, R. (2009). Between “Common Values” and Competing Universals - The Promotion of the EU’s Common Values though the European Neighbourhood Policy. European Law Journal. 5.15. 669-670.

10. Petrov, R. (2002). The Partnership and Co-operation Agreements with the Newly Independent States, in Ott, A. and Inglis, K. (eds.). Handbook on European Enlargement. A Commentary on the Enlargement Process. The Hague: Asser Press. 177.

11. Petrov, R. and Kalinichenko, P. (2011). The Europeanization of Third Country Judiciaries through the Application of the EU Acquis: the Cases of Russia and Ukraine. International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 60. 337-339.

12. Van Elsuwege, P. (2015). Towards a Modernisation of EU-Russia Legal Relations? CEURUS EU-Russia Papers. 5. 2

13. Van Elsuwege, P. (2008). The Four Common Spaces: New Impetus to the EU-Russia Strategic Partnership? in Maresceau, M. (ed.). Law and Practice of EU External Relations. Salient Features of a Changing Landscape. Cambridge University Press. 334-359.

14. Van Vooren, B. (2011). A Legal-Institutional Perspective on the European External Action Service. Common Market Law Review. 48. 475-502.

15. Voh Bostic, A. (2010). The Role of the European Union’s Expert Assistance in the Process of Peace-Building: the Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina. European Foreign Affairs Review. 15. 216.

For citation:

Kalinichenko P.A. Legal Experience and Future Perspectives for the EU-Russia Relations in Security Matters. Kutafin Law Review. 2017;4(2):398-417.

Views: 55

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

ISSN 2713-0525 (Print)
ISSN 2713-0533 (Online)