Global Geopolitics

THE EUROPEAN UNION’S frenzied drive for an ‘ever closer union’ and a federalist superstate could risk igniting further friction between Russia and the West, a former British ambassador has warned.

Sir Tony Brenton also suggested that a watered down version of the EU in favour of a looser free trade area could pave the way for Russia to barge into the international fold, ending the current stand-off between European nations and Vladimir Putin.

Relations between Russia and the EU have been particularly frayed in recent months due to the crisis in Ukraine.

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