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Potentials for a cooperation between the EU and Russia

After the Russian Council published ideas about a German-Chinese axis which should be transformed in a Eurasian triangle with Russia, Andrej Kortunow, director of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) gave an interview outlining the potentials for an cooperation and coordination between the EU and Russia. The interview is available here. I think Kortunov’s contribution is a much more realistic approach than speculations about an German-Chinese axis or an Eurasian triangle. Also the distinction...

Ostner Ralf
Опубликовано:
02.10.2019 10:16:57

Myths of the European elections - unmasked

... the individual EU Member States, their current problems and challenges and the associated expectations with regard to the EU elections.In Sweden, for example, the conservatives’ approach is becoming more and more popular: Sweden does stand by the European Union, but is cautious about its further development. The competences, especially of the Commission, should not be extended and further cuts in national sovereignty should be treated with utmost caution.In Poland, on the other hand, the elections ...

Russia Meeting
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26.05.2019 23:06:58

Italy, France, Libya

If it is true the European Union has experienced the greatest and longest peace of its history since the post-war period, sometimes the questions of closeness make the relationships problematic and create opportunities and opportunities to shake the tablecloths full of ...

Cappelletti Francesco
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20.05.2019 15:12:51

Maximize chances for Ireland amid Brexit calamity

Brexit is a calamity. For the Irish border, Brexit is a travesty. Brexit creates uncertainty about the continued peace in the north of Ireland. For the Republic of Ireland, Brexit also means complications for trade, not only with Northern Ireland but also with the Republic of Ireland’s largest market and trading partner, the island of Britain. However, Brexit also opens chances for Ireland.Source: author  The Republic of Ireland and the EU should work together to maximize Ireland’s advantage I have...

Риис Карстен
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04.04.2019 16:14:31

Financial Technology and security. An introduction to the situation in Italy and EU

... sophistication of the threat and the strategic relevance of the targets to which it is addressed, and about the commitments undertaken by Italy on an international level. Furthermore, the application of the General Data Protection Regulation, decreed by the European Union and applied starting from 25 May 2018, directs the country towards legal certainty, harmonization in EU and greater simplicity of the rules concerning the transfer of personal data from the EU to other parts of the world. However, in the ...

Cappelletti Francesco
Опубликовано:
03.04.2019 14:37:04

A Bridge that Was Not Built, a Hong Kong that Did Not Prosper: Kaliningrad at the Cross-road of History

... drowning in the abyss of power struggle between various political fractions, leaving Kaliningrad without any strategy. Europe on the other hand, was of rather limited support too, but for different reasons. The unification of Germany, and the birth of the European Union (EU) captured hearts and minds of the Europeans, biding nations of Europe unprecedentedly new level of economic prosperity and regional integration. This huge project left very little (if any) place for tiny Kaliningrad drowning in its ...

Sukhankin Sergey
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06.02.2018 19:03:09

Caught up in dumping spat

In January 2017, the European Union (EU) imposed anti-dumping (AD) duties on Chinese steel imports. Two months later, the United States accused the EU of dumping steel on the American market. As karma catches up with Europe, the EU fears receiving the same kind of response ...

Vladicic Aleksandar
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03.07.2017 17:30:43

The EU-Russia Strategic Partnership was destined to fail from the start

The establishment of the Strategic Partnership between Russia and the EU back in 1994 was perceived as a huge step in their bilateral relationship. In the early 2000s it even seemed to move forward: in 2003 four EU-Russia ‘common spaces’ were formulated at a summit in Saint Petersburg as Moscow and Brussels agreed to cooperate on the economic issues, freedom, security and justice, external security as well as research and education. However, today, more than twenty years after the initiation of the...

Belyak Maria
Опубликовано:
23.04.2017 23:07:50

‘Brexit’ and ‘Belgradentry’: Serbia’s Accession to the EU after Brexit

As European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker admitted in his annual speech to Members of the European Parliament, the European Union is going through an internal existential crisis, caused by the accumulation of several problems, with Brexit being the straw that broke the camel’s back. This situation leaves the Western Balkan states who want to join the EU, particularly ...

Nadibaidze Anna
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20.10.2016 23:45:00

Can LNG ensure European security of supply?

In May 2014, in the aftermath of Russia-Ukrainian crisis, the European Commission adopted European Energy Security Strategy, establishing two pillars of European security of supply: prevention and mitigation. The main goal was to prevent gas supply disruptions by implementing “gas stress tests” (modelled by ENTSOG) and to foster solidarity (Regulation 994/2010) between European member states regarding redistribution of storage capacity under Emergency plan. According to CEER, LNG could...

Tikhonova Anna
Опубликовано:
09.10.2016 21:21:00

Russian Gas Projects in the Context of New Paradigm

Today, Russia remains the second largest gas producer after the US. However, its leverage ability is being challenged by the slowdown of world economy (stemming from 2008 crisis and decreasing growth of the Chinese economy,in particular), political turmoil (Ukrainian crisis) “appearance of illegal and cheap oil” on the market (eg. ISIS’ expansion), as well as the overall strive to develop new energy sources in the view of global warming. That being said, a plummeted oil price (going...

Tikhonova Anna
Опубликовано:
09.10.2016 20:58:00

Could Putin take advantage of Europe if it starts to collapse?

Russia dearly wants good relations with Europe and does not want the EU to collapse. Some members of the European Union regard Russia as an enemy, most notably, Poland the the Baltic states. Others don’t regard Russia as an enemy. Attitudes towards Russia amongst other EU members span a broad spectrum, some are more positively inclined towards Russia,...

Eidlin Fred
Опубликовано:
25.09.2016 03:25:00

The EU Strategy for the Arctic: an Integrated Approach 2016

On April 27, 2016 High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission F. Mogherini approved a Joint Communication by the European Commission to the European Parliament and the Council «An integrated European Union ...

Рузакова Валерия
Опубликовано:
29.08.2016 22:19:00

EU Eastern Enlargement and its consequences for EU-Russia Energy Relations

... (University of Groningen) p. 16. Feklyunina, V. Russia’s International Images and its Energy Policy. An Unreliable Supplier? EUROPE-ASIA STUDIES, Vol. 64, No. 3, May 2012, 449–469. Geden, O., Marcelis, C. & Maurer, A. (2006) Perspectives for the European Union’s external energy 
policy: discourse, ideas and interests in Germany, the UK, Poland and France (Berlin: Stiftung 
Wissenschaft und Politik), p. 16. 
 Neuman, Mark. EU–Russian Energy Relations after the 2004/2007 EU ...

Karkalanov Tsvetko
Опубликовано:
04.07.2016 12:07:00

Vitaly Naumkin: Who Tramples on Human Rights in Crimea?

... freedom of travel as a milestone achievement of contemporary Russia. However, our western partners keep denying Russian citizens who reside in Crimea their right to apply to their respective embassies for visas. Does either the United States or the European Union bear a grudge against these people? Are they in any way guilty because they chose to live in Russia, not in Ukraine? One can at least try to name a few reasons to impose sanctions against state officials, but how can the travel ban slapped ...

РСМД Члены
Опубликовано:
08.06.2016 11:24:00

Against the odds: The USSR and East-West Germany energy relations

Many analysts and politicians consider the current political crisis between Russia and the European Union as part of a long-term negative trend that will lead to a further decrease in cooperation between the two parties. In reality, the current crisis is rather a temporary one that mostly concerns the state of relations between Moscow and Brussels,...

Karkalanov Tsvetko
Опубликовано:
06.06.2016 12:08:00

Germany and Russia Intensify Gas Cooperation Despite Political Tension

The quality of the commercial cooperation between Russian and Western European companies in the energy sector has remained significant, despite the sanctions regime. Strong economic rationale seems to prevail over politics. The German-Russian relations have been the most prominent in the region and have long-existed under the mutual awareness of interdependence. This perceived paradigm has led to further deepening of the complexity of the relationship through swap deals and favorable transactions...

Karkalanov Tsvetko
Опубликовано:
27.05.2016 12:32:00

European Union’s uncertain future. The state of Romanian – Russian relations and the importance of a bilateral dialogue

Stating that the relation between the European Union and Russia is currently blocked by the Ukrainian Crisis means ignoring the condition related difference between the two entities. Russia is a country of personal political and strategic identity. Although it launched the project of the ...

Adrian Pogacian
Опубликовано:
13.05.2016 10:24:00

The European Sanctions, Italy and the Russian Federation: How Rome Can Help Moscow inside the EU

... definite answer to this question, it is still possible to consider a number of elements that will characterize - and still characterize - cooperation between Italy and Russia in the coming years. The first is, of course, the Italian membership in the European Union and NATO, institutions that heavily affect this bilateral relationship. Although Rome can criticize EU policies toward Moscow and does not support the entry of Ukraine into the Atlantic Alliance, its actions will be always in line with ...

Malinverno Filippo
Опубликовано:
06.05.2016 11:31:00

 

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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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