Interview with Sergey Medvedev

The future direction of Europe will be discussed at Friday's Russia-EU conference in Portugal. Political analyst Sergey Medvedev from Moscow's Higher School of Economics told RT what can be expected from the talks.

The expert believes the expiry of the Russia-EU Partnership and Co-operation Agreement in December due to Poland’s blocking the negotiation on the a treaty will not do much harm since the document has a provision for automatic prolongation.

“It will just extend for a year and then maybe for another year. I don’t think it’s a problem. I mean the United States and the EU do not have a treaty and they live pretty much in an agreement.”

"However, it is important. It is important diplomatically and politically. But we can wait for a more favourable environment and then it can be re-negotiated and signed.