Basescu: Russia is most important – and most trying – EU neighbour
Basescu added, however, that the ‘big problems of the cooperation with Russia’ are on the second level, which is the common neighbourhood of Eastern Europe and the Black Sea.
‘This will have to be done amid certain lack of trust. The massive military attack on Georgia in 2008 and the gas crisis in the beginning of this year shattered the trust in Moscow’s intentions and transparency.
Basescu insisted that ‘trust, not zones of influence’ should be built, so as to offer either side the required security guarantees.