Political Issues of Cooperation on Global Terrorism between the EU and Russia’s Police and Special Agencies

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This article explains the institutional framework for EU-Russia cooperation, in particular in the field of combating terrorism. Under auspices of the Permanent Partnership Council, a political dialogue has been established, with four road maps concluded on its sidelines. Due to the Road map on the Common Space of Freedom, Security and Justice, Russia has the possibility not only to establish bilateral relations with EU member states, but also with the EU as an organization. This article discusses practical ways for Russia to cooperate with the EU and its Member States in the fight against terrorism. The authors emphasize the distinctive features between the simple exchange of information and real joint operational forces. This article highlights that Russia-EU cooperation will improve only if both sides consider the same terrorist organizations from common angle.


About the authors

Yury I. Nadtochey

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) MGIMO University

Author for correspondence.
Email: ynadtochey@yandex.ru
76 Prospekt Vernadskogo, Moscow, 119454, Russian Federation

PhD in Political Science, Associate Professor of the Department of World Politics

Milka Malfait

DLA Piper UK LLP, The Brussels Bar

Email: milkamalfait@gmail.com
106 Avenue Louise, Brussels, 1050, Belgium

Attorney-at-law

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