Russia ambassador to the EU: “Europe & Russia will eventually have common economic space”

I’m an optimist and I think that the current rhetoric of the EU will pass, as will the sanctions – they cannot last forever. The common economic space, on the other hand, is a serious long-term project,” Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said in an interview with Izvestia daily.

Chizhov also welcomed the proposal to start work on a common economic bloc “from Lisbon to Vladivostok” recently voiced by French ambassador to Russia Jean-Maurice Ripert, albeit noting that this was not the first time such an initiative had been brought up by both Russian and European officials.  (Russia Today)