Putin proposes Russia-EU union. (may join the euro)

Ramon21

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On the question if russia will join the eurozone. Putin answered that Rapprochement between Russia and the eu inevitable is. And even said that in the future may even want to join the monetary union.

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We should be frank about it: The global economic crisis has revealed both Russia and the EU to be economically very vulnerable," Mr Putin wrote.

Russia is still too dependent on its oil and gas exports, he argued, while the EU has lost its competitive edge in the world through its de-industrialisation policy.

A "harmonious economic community stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok" would imply strategic alliances in key industries, such as shipbuilding, car manufacturing, space exploration and the pharmaceutical industry.

"In my view, we need to address the question as to how we can trigger a new wave of industrialisation across the European continent," he wrote.

In the field of oil and gas, Russia's main exports to the EU, Mr Putin argued that the co-operation needs to be de-politicised and have European and Russian firms working together "from exploration and exploitation of energy resources all the way to the delivery to consumers."
 


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God Forbid - his lot make FF look clean.
You said it, a chara. But, the German Right will be salivating at the thought of finishing the job that Hitler started, and finally bringing Russia under Teutonic rule.
 

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On the question if russia will join the eurozone. Putin answered that Rapprochement between Russia and the eu inevitable is. And even said that in the future may even want to join the monetary union.

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We should be frank about it: The global economic crisis has revealed both Russia and the EU to be economically very vulnerable," Mr Putin wrote.

Russia is still too dependent on its oil and gas exports, he argued, while the EU has lost its competitive edge in the world through its de-industrialisation policy.

A "harmonious economic community stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok" would imply strategic alliances in key industries, such as shipbuilding, car manufacturing, space exploration and the pharmaceutical industry.

"In my view, we need to address the question as to how we can trigger a new wave of industrialisation across the European continent," he wrote.

In the field of oil and gas, Russia's main exports to the EU, Mr Putin argued that the co-operation needs to be de-politicised and have European and Russian firms working together "from exploration and exploitation of energy resources all the way to the delivery to consumers."
This is not fair. You throw out a line that has a source ( I hope) and you want people to bite. Should have given a bit more even a quote. And it's late. Russia and the Euro? This needs some research. Off you go:lol:

Why am I still awake? Why are you, even?
 

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On the question if russia will join the eurozone. Putin answered that Rapprochement between Russia and the eu inevitable is. And even said that in the future may even want to join the monetary union.

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We should be frank about it: The global economic crisis has revealed both Russia and the EU to be economically very vulnerable," Mr Putin wrote.

Russia is still too dependent on its oil and gas exports, he argued, while the EU has lost its competitive edge in the world through its de-industrialisation policy.

A "harmonious economic community stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok" would imply strategic alliances in key industries, such as shipbuilding, car manufacturing, space exploration and the pharmaceutical industry.

"In my view, we need to address the question as to how we can trigger a new wave of industrialisation across the European continent," he wrote.

In the field of oil and gas, Russia's main exports to the EU, Mr Putin argued that the co-operation needs to be de-politicised and have European and Russian firms working together "from exploration and exploitation of energy resources all the way to the delivery to consumers."
On the right terms, this is a great deal. Only idiots would look askance at the possibility of creating a prosperous state.

Had the German Revolution succeeded in 1919 we might now be living in such a state.

Just because Putin's regime is not the flavour of the month does not mean that one should not look at the long term. A united Europe from Rekajvik to the Bering Straits could do a lot of good. It might absorb our debts, for starters.
 

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Notice he didn't say from Galway (being the furthest westerly european metropolis) to Vladivostok, guess he assumes we're being thrown out. That's alright, the yanks will look after us and we can switch to the weak dollar. Problems over.
 

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Russia has timber. gas. oil and Europe imports these. Then there are all those Russian brides! Clearly Russia has much to offer.
 

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Notice he didn't say from Galway (being the furthest westerly european metropolis) to Vladivostok, guess he assumes we're being thrown out. That's alright, the yanks will look after us and we can switch to the weak dollar. Problems over.
Well, " we are closer to Boston than Berlin" which is why " we are where we are".
 

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One of Russia's main ecomonic problems is that no-one actually uses the Rouble for much. Ordinary Russians keep their savings in Euro or dollars. Many of them even get paid (under the table) in euro or dollars. In shops most big ticket items are priced in euro. Russia is defacto part of the eurozone, despite the best efforts of the government to make people use Roubles.

Putin is basically admitting defeat by suggesting Russia officially join the eurozone.
 

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And whaddaya know...The Local reports that "Putiput" backs off on the proposal; Merkel reportedly is not happy with Russia's tariffs that would stay in place, as well as the "customs union" proposal between Russia and Kazakhstan/Belarus; further, Russia was bidding to take control away from Germany, and Germany wasn't having it.
 


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