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On May 25, RIAC hosted a meeting of the Working Group for the Future of a Greater Europe project. The meeting covered avoiding a new arms race between Russia and the West as well as problems of conventional arms control and confidence-building in Europe.

On May 25, RIAC hosted a meeting of the Working Group for the Future of a Greater Europe project. The meeting covered avoiding a new arms race between Russia and the West as well as problems of conventional arms control and confidence-building in Europe.

RIAC was represented by RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov, Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs and Alexey Gromyko, Director of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The meeting was co-chaired by Des Browne, Former Secretary of State for Defence, Chair of the European Leadership Network, Member of the House of Lords (United Kingdom), and Özdem Sanberk, Former Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister, Former Permanent Representative to the European Union, Former Director of the International Strategic Research Organisation (USAK) (Turkey). Paul Quilès, Former Minister of Defence, President of the Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament (IDN) (France) also attended the event.

The Building of Greater Europe project is carried out by RIAC in partnership with the European Leadership Network (ELN), the Global Relations Forum (GFR), and the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM). Under the project, regular meetings of the Working Group take place and joint advisory opinion statements on topical issues of international relations are published.

Встреча международной Рабочей группы проекта «Будущее Большой Европы»

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