Europe: Tougher Than It Looks on Russia

People in Brussels no longer roll their eyes when Eastern Europeans warn of the Russia threat. Since Georgia, they take it seriously

Even allowing for the difficulty of the situation, the European Union's reply on 1 September to Russia's aggression against Georgia might seem weak and meager. Suspending talks on the EU-Russia framework agreement—which weren't going anywhere anyway—unless Moscow does something it had already promised to do—withdraw its army to pre-conflict positions—is really very little.

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