EastContact, the exclusive publication of OWC Foreign Publishing House, is dedicated to the idea of European-Eurasian economic partnership and in particular to the idea of a Common Economic Space from Lisbon to Vladivostok.
The idea is not new. Mikhail Gorbachev spoke of the “Common European House” several years before the Soviet Union fell apart, and, more recently, the authors of the Minsk II agreement on Eastern Ukraine have made reference to this vision. But while some politicians speak publicly in favor of such a vision, very little has happened to bring it about.
The initiative for a Common Economic Space from Lisbon to Vladivostok presents itself as an excellent opportunity for overcoming the political deadlock between the EU and Russia. It would be a clear sign against protectionism. It is a win-win situation for everyone involved.EastContact 1/2018 Inhalt