If ever the European Union needed a different eastern policy, it will certainly be the case on 1 January 2015, once the Eurasian Union (EaU) – my abbreviation – takes concrete existence. 

The treaty which will give life to the new union is due to be signed by Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on 29 May 2014. In August 2013, the Yanukovych government in Ukraine expressed interest in being an observer to the new organization. The EaU, to be dominated by Russian officials, is as much a geopoli...

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