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EU–Russian Relations and the Ukraine Crisis

Nicholas R. Smith

This book assesses the competitive and contentious EU–Russia relationship in relation to Ukraine from 2010 to 2013, focusing on the important areas of trade, energy and security. The key issue explored is whether this relationship played any meaningful role in the deterioration of the situation in Ukraine since late 2013.
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Acronyms and abbreviations

Nicholas R. Smith

AAThe EU–Ukraine Association Agreement
bbla barrel of oil
bcfBillion cubic feet of gas
bcmBillion cubic metres of gas
BRICSA group comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
BtuBritish thermal unit
CEECentral and Eastern Europe
CESEurasian Common Economic Space
CFSPCommon Foreign and Security Policy
CISCommonwealth of Independent States
CouncilCouncil of the European Union
DCFTADeep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement
DGDirectorate-General
EACUEurasian Customs Union
EAEUEurasian Economic Union
EaPEastern Partnership
ECSCEuropean Coal and Steel Community
EEASEuropean External Action Service
EECEuropean Economic Community
ENPEuropean Neighbourhood Policy
ESDPEuropean Security and Defence Policy
EUEuropean Union
FACForeign Affairs Council
FDIForeign Direct Investment
G7Group of 7
G20Group of 20
GDPGross Domestic Product
ICCInternational Criminal Court
IMFInternational Monetary Fund
mtceMetric Tons Carbon Equivalent
NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organization
PCAPartnership and Cooperation Agreement
RFSSRRussian Federation Soviet Socialist Republic
RTRussia Today
UNUnited Nations
USSRUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics
WTOWorld Trade Organization