Russia must be involved in efforts toward an united European economic environment. That is necessary for new European arrangements, said Renato Ruggiero, Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs as he was addressing his country's Senate before an European Union conference of December 14-15. It is a political necessity to extend the European Union. The prospect offers tremendous social and economic opportunities for which Russia must join other European countries as their natural ally, said the Italian minister.
As November 4 approaches (on this day, Russia and Belarus are to sign union programs), disputes between supporters and opponents of the integration become increasingly heated