How to open the Gordian Knot between the EU and Russia?
Russia’s foreign trade has tripled during the past 10 years. Even if a part of the trade growth is due to an increase in the prices of natural resources, volume growth has also taken place. Increasing volumes lead to more transportation, which in turn stresses the importance of functioning borders and safe transport routes. As the European Union represents more than half of Russia’s foreign trade, the EU-Russia borders face this increased pressure.