Negotiations for a new EU-Russia agreement to establish a broader framework for EU-Russia relations began in 2008. Although they have made considerable progress, they were halted in 2012. 1. The parties are committed to promoting cultural cooperation in order to strengthen existing ties between their peoples and to promote mutual knowledge of their respective languages and cultures, while respecting freedom of creation and reciprocal access to cultural values. Russia`s permanent representative to the EU, Vladimir Tchiskhov, commented that Russia had no intention of joining the EU.  Vladimir Putin has stated that Russia`s accession to the EU would not be in the interests of either Russia or the EU, although he favours close integration in various dimensions, including the creation of four common spaces between Russia and the EU, including unified economic, educational and scientific spaces, as stated in the 2003 agreement.   1. The parties are strengthening and strengthening cooperation in this area with a view to gradually integrating their respective telecommunications and mail networks at the technical level. To this end, they take in particular the following measures: taking into account the respective competences and competences of the Community and its Member States, civil cooperation in the nuclear sector is carried out, among other things, through the implementation of two agreements of thermonuclear fusion and nuclear safety to be agreed between the parties. I propose that this letter and your response lead to a formal agreement between us. following its entry into force by the provisions of the agreement on quantitative agreements on the exchange of CECA steel products. The trade regime established between Russia and the EU by the provisions of the CPA was similar to the rules of the World Trade Organization, of which Russia was not yet a member at the time.
The implementation mechanisms provided by the CPA have not only effectively resolved current trade issues, but also improved bilateral cooperation, notably by gradually harmonizing Russian legislation with WTO rules. 2. At ministerial level, political dialogue takes place by mutual agreement in the Article 90 Cooperation Council and on other occasions, including with the European Union Troika.