Parliament to establish its position on EU’s future relations with Russia 

The EU should remain open to imposing further sanctions if Russia continues to violate international law, says a draft resolution to be put to the vote on Tuesday.

MEPs suggest that the EU should review its current Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) and limit cooperation with Russia to areas of common interest, such as the fight against terrorism and climate change.

Closer relations would only be possible if Russia fully implements the so-called Minsk agreements to end the war in eastern Ukraine and starts respecting international law.

In the meantime, the EU has to stand ready to adopt further sanctions, especially those targeting individuals. MEPs also note that sanctions should be proportionate to the threats posed by Russia.

In December last year, the Council prolonged economic sanctions until 31 July 2019.

Debate: Monday, 11 March

Vote: Tuesday, 12 March

Procedure: non-legislative resolution