„Strengthening Relation with Russia“

CommentOpinion ♦ Published: October 25, 2012; 19:01 ♦ (Vindobona)

Christoph Leitl, President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO) argues that Europe must co-operate closer with Russia in order to manage the crisis.

„Strengthening Relation with Russia“ / Picture: © Vindobona.org

In an interview with “Wirtschaftsblatt”, Leitl thinks that a “European economic area” consisting of the EU, Russia, the Ukraine and Turkey will help Europe to leave the crisis behind. Also the relationship with Northern Africa and the Middle East should be developed further, Leitl says. “This region would be an economic area which connects European technologies with energy and…