Curiously, each successive EU-Russia meeting increasingly gives the impression of being the first.
At their own admission - more palpably on the EU's part - the two sides continue to know little about each other.
The Czech foreign minister and current EU chairman, Karel Schwarzenberg, told journalists in Luxembourg after a morning of talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on April 28 that after a "very frank and open discussion," he has "better knowledge of the views [of] and prospects for cooperation" with Russia.
Read the complete Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty article which appeared online on April 28 here:
Are EU-Russia relations stuck in a loop? (1)