The European conundrum

Different concerns

Print edition : May 12, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is Angela Merkel's strategy that continues to dominate Europe's approach to Russia. Photo: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn , Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader, who has broken ranks with the nation’s historically tough stance on Russia. Photo: REUTERS/HANNAH MCKAY

Europe’s relationship with Russia is complex, defined by suspicion, tough talk and, to a lesser extent, trade dependency. At present Europe is unlikely to be railroaded into any conflict with the latter.
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