EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY SCORECARD 2015

Russia

The year 2014 brought a sea change in Europe’s relations with Russia. By annexing Crimea and invading eastern Ukraine, Russia transformed itself from Europe’s problematic “strategic partner” into a serious strategic problem (making a number of our traditional Scorecard components obsolete in the process). Russia challenged the European order that had been in place not just since 1989/1991, but in large part since the end of the second world war. The EU, which has traditionally seen enlargement, transformation, and cooperation as its best policy tools, is now forced to confront power politics. [..]

 

Sanctions, trade and overall relationship - Grade: A-
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
1 - Sanctions and trade with Russia 5/5 5/5 7/10 17/20 A-
2 - Visa policies with Russia 5/5 5/5 5/10 15/20 B+

 

Human Rights and Governance - Grade: C-
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
3 - Rule of law and human rights in Russia 4/5 2/5 1/10 7/20 C-
4 - Political freedom in Russia 4/5 2/5 1/10 7/20 C-

 

European security issues - Grade: B-
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
5 - European security reassurance 5/5 5/5 5/10 15/20 B+
6 - Response to Russian actions in the eastern neighbourhood 5/5 4/5 6/10 15/20 B+
7 - Relations with Russia on protracted conflicts 4/5 3/5 2/10 9/20 C+
8 - Diversification of gas supply routes to Europe 3/5 3/5 3/10 9/20 C+

 

Cooperation on regional and global issues - Grade: B-
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
9 - Relations with Russia on the Greater Middle East 4/5 3/5 4/10 11/20 B-
10 - Relations with Russia on the Arctic 4/5 2/5 6/10 12/20 B-