Pozor na usměvavé medvědy

VARŠAVA – Vzpomínáte si ještě na Dohodu o partnerství a spolupráci (PCA), jejímž cílem mělo být opatrování „společně sdílených hodnot“ mezi Ruskem a Evropským společenstvím? Byla podepsána v roce 1994 během nadějných raných dob prvního demokratického Ruska a v roce 1999 ji posílil vznik Společné bezpečnostní a obranné politiky (CSDP) Evropské unie.

Obě strany se na tuto touhu navázat těsnější vztahy často odvolávají jako na „strategické partnerství“. Avšak v době, kdy se francouzský prezident Nicolas Sarkozy a německá kancléřka Angela Merkelová scházejí v Deauville s ruským prezidentem Dmitrijem Medveděvem, by bylo moudré si uvědomit, že Kreml podle všeho mění podmínky tohoto rodícího se vztahu.

V reakci na zjevný ruský odklon od demokratizace během prezidentského působení Vladimira Putina a v reakci na války v Čečensku a Gruzii začala EU používat stále obezřetnější jazyk, který v otázce vyhlídek na skutečné partnerství vyznívá stále méně optimisticky.

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