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The EU`s yellow movement to an orange revolution?

Whilst yellow vests' protests in France continue, confusion about causes and effects is growing in the public discourse. Even if the matter is complex the EU's political elite need to get to the roots of the problem quickly. Otherwise, similar events may soon occur in other member states....

19.02.2019

Four Dreadful Scenarios for Tomorrow’s Syria and What We Can Do To Avoid Them

... as well as in other possible scenarios. Here also, close consultations between key actors are urgently needed. Realistically, it is impossible to sit all regional and international players around the same table. Three of them, i.e. Russia, the US and France, have vested interests, a capacity to talk to many regional stakeholders and are permanent members of the UNSC. We suggest that these three powers take a joint initiative and coordinate intensively so as to gather the other powers involved. First ...

18.02.2019

Former French Foreign Minister Hubert Védrine Makes a Speech at RIAC

On February 5, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council held a seminar “Challenges and Opportunities in Relations between Russia and France”. The special speaker was the French Foreign Minister (1997–2002) Hubert Védrine. The meeting discussed issues such as risks to relations between Russia and the EU, prospects for Russia-France relations, the future of the EU, and Russia-EU ...

06.02.2019

The World After the INF Treaty: Time to Let European Leaders in on the Game?

... Domino Effect: America’s Withdrawal from the INF Treaty and Its Ramifications Few of us remember how negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme began. In October 2003, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Dominique de Villepin and Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Joschka Fischer approached President of Iran Mohammad Khatami in an attempt to persuade him to comply with IAEA requirements and also to provide him with guarantees that ...

05.02.2019

An Unforeseeable Europe

... recover from the initial shock of the uppercut delivered by the British people, and European leaders got used to the peculiar political style of the White House’s newest resident. In 2017, populists were stopped first in the Netherlands and then in France. The German political system also fended off the onslaught of the right, which helped it keep the main “Berlin–Paris” political axis intact. While the migration crisis was not fully resolved in 2017, it did fade into the background somewhat ...

29.01.2019

Italy and France: Used to Be Friends… or is it Suddenly not so?

It is obvious that today it is simply impossible to talk about fruitful cooperation between Italy and France for the cause of building a new “United Europe” On January 20, 2019, leader of Italy’s Five Star Movement and Deputy Prime Minister of the coalition cabinet Luigi Di Maio said that France is “one of those countries that by printing ...

28.01.2019

Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... “Multilateral Format” Scenarios 1. Regardless of the resolution of the post-Yugoslav heritage problems, formation of a permanent "Balkan Council" is a top priority. It would include representatives of Russia, the US, Great Britain, Turkey, France, Italy, Slovenia and Germany as international observers, with mediation on the part of the EU and the UN, and also envoys of all the Western Balkan countries. The logical way to give life to this format is to reframe and accelerate the work of ...

18.01.2019

RIAC at a Meeting with Russian Ambassador to France Alexey Meshkov

On November 30, 2018, RIAC delegation visiting Paris had a meeting with the Alexey Meshkov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia, RIAC Member, at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in France. On November 30, 2018, RIAC delegation visiting Paris had a meeting with the Alexey Meshkov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia, RIAC Member, at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in France. In the course of the meeting ...

04.12.2018

RIAC and Institut Montaigne (France) Hold a Seminar in Paris on the Prospects for Resolving Conflicts in the Middle East

On November 30, 2018, Paris hosted a seminar organized by Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Institut Montaigne (France), focusing on the opportunities for Russia-France cooperation in the Middle East. On November 30, 2018, Paris hosted a seminar organized by Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Institut Montaigne (France), focusing on the opportunities ...

04.12.2018

Sanctions for the Violation of Sanctions: Businesses on US Treasury Radar

The practice of US regulators punishing specific companies for violating sanctions is of great interest In 2018, the US Department of the Treasury announced a settlement of claims against four companies totaling $60.8 million. The number of companies and the amount of the fines are small compared with previous years. In 2017 , 16 cases were settled for a total amount of $119.5 million, while, for example, in 2014, there were 22 cases worth $1.205 billion. Moreover, each case can include claims...

29.11.2018
 

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