Russia and the European Union intend to discuss elaboration of a concept of a single economic space. Yevgeny Monakin of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade told reporters that these issues were considered at the Russia-EU cooperation committee's session held in Brussels November 30. These issues will be also touched upon in the course of the forthcoming visit to Moscow by high-ranking representatives of the European Commission - External Relations Commissioner Christopher Patten and Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy - due to take place this week. Although the concept is being discussed at the moment, it is premature to speak about the beginning of talks on creation of a single economic space.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed