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“Russia makes a step towards Poland,” headlines Gazeta Wyborcza the day after Russian president Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to Warsaw. And even if, as commentators suggest, it has yielded no tangible results, bilateral relations have certainly improved. “The thaw in the Polish-Russian relations makes foreign policy an area of national interests and not one of fear or resentment,” enthuses the Warsaw daily. This could also result in smoother co-operation between the EU and Russia. EUobserver.com reports that at the 7 December summit in Brussels, the EU and Russia will sign a memorandum in which the union is to lift in part some of its objections to Russia joining the World Trade Organisation. As EU Neighbourhood Policy commissioner Stefan Füle puts it, the move could be yet another symbol of, “the psychological process of reconciliation following the Cold War”.