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On April 15-18, 2018, Berlin hosted the 8th YGNL (Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security) meeting on Euro-Atlantic Security.

The participants discussed the foreign policy of Germany and the EU, the current state of relations between Russia and the West, arms control issues, and nuclear safety.

On April 15-18, 2018, Berlin hosted the 8th YGNL (Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security) meeting on Euro-Atlantic Security.

The participants discussed the foreign policy of Germany and the EU, the current state of relations between Russia and the West, arms control issues, and nuclear safety.

Young experts from Russia, EU, the USA, and Ukraine, as well as representatives of NGOs, think tanks, university and business community took part in the meeting.

Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, made a report in the session on the current state and the future of relations between Russia and the West.

Natalya Vyakhireva, RIAC Program Manager, made a speech in the session on nuclear risks and the future of the arms control regime.

In 2014 European Leadership Network (ELN) for conventional and nuclear disarmament, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) public organization, and Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) formed a younger generation expert working group to elaborate steps that can be taken to ensure Euro-Atlantic security. The group brings together young politicians and experts from Russia, CIS countries, the EU, Canada, and the United States.

In 2014–2017 the meetings were held in Sofia, Riga, Sarajevo, Brussels, Helsinki, Warsaw, and Minsk.

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