Search: European Union,Balkans (13 materials)

 

Experts and Diplomats from Russia and the EU Countries Discuss Relations between Russia and the EU during the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

... state of relations between Russia and the EU and prospects for their development, possible consequences for bilateral relations in connection with the suspension of official contacts between Russia and NATO, policy of Russia and the EU in the Western Balkans region, some countries of which intending to become members of the European Union, and a number of other issues. The meeting was moderated by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC General Director, and Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs. Elena Karpinskaya, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs; Natalya Vyakhireva, RIAC Program Manager; ...

13.11.2021

RIAC and EU Delegation Workshop on the EU-Russia Relations in the Western Balkans

On June 8, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council, the Embassy of Croatia in Russia, and the Delegation of the European Union to Russia held a joint online workshop to discuss the EU-Russia relations in the Western Balkans On June 8, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council, the Embassy of Croatia in Russia, and the Delegation of the European Union to Russia held a joint online workshop to discuss the EU-Russia relations in the Western Balkans. The discussion ...

09.06.2020

The Current Trends in Russia–EU Relations

... coalition in Moldova in the autumn of 2019 is a negative sign), and the further divergence of stances on the Donbass settlement will have a particularly negative effect on relations. The intensification of sub-regional competition between Russia and the European Union (this competition appears to be particularly dangerous in the Western Balkans, given the possibility of an acute political crisis in one or more of the countries in the region). The intensification of the information war in Europe (in particular, the European Union may approve a “blacklist” of Russian media outlets,...

27.01.2020

Southeast Europe Today. Immediate Development Prospects

... already had a significant effect on the economic situation in the country. The increased debt of the countries in the region to Chinese lenders may be a cause for concern. Nevertheless, it is too early to talk about the total economic subjugation of the Balkans: the European Union remains Southeast Europe’s largest donor, as well as its most significant investment and trade partner. Serbia is also living up to its predicted central role in the region’s international economic contacts. The increasing role of ...

22.01.2020

European Union Strategy in the Western Balkans Discussed in Vienna

On February 18–19, in Vienna, at the National Defense Academy, the Ministry of Defense of Austria in partnership with the Centre for Liberal Strategies held an international conference “Perceptions on the EU Western Balkans Strategy” in the framework of “Vienna Security Dialogues — 2019” program. On February 18–19, in Vienna, at the National Defense Academy, the Ministry of Defense of Austria in partnership with the Centre for Liberal Strategies held ...

19.02.2019

Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... managed to keep the dialogue going on all these years. External players pursue first and foremost their own interests in the Balkans. As a rule, they only slightly match with the real needs of the region and its population. Moreover, lately they have ... ... concerned more with the policies dictated to them by an escalation of tensions between regional players. Present-day situation The European Union offered all the Balkan peoples a so-called “European future”. The political elites and the population of the ...

18.01.2019

Negotiations on Kosovo 2019 — Opportunities and Limitations for Russia

..., the dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade has been transferred from the UN mediation format under the jurisdiction of the European Union. In the eyes of the EU politicians, taking the opportunity to independently resolve security backlogs and tackle ... ... framework, Russia, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, as well as a participant in all previous negotiations on the Balkans since the 19th century onwards, has obtained the opportunity to get involved in the settlement of the Kosovo issue. At ...

17.01.2019

Russia in the Balkans

... precision and help develop a strategy for interacting with the countries of the region. Russia's withdrawal from the Balkans means a loss of standing in southeast Europe, which will limit room for action in the Mediterranean. That will result in the European Union and NATO exerting even greater pressure on the Transcaucasian states and Belarus. The loss of the Balkans will narrow Russia's room for manoeuvre in its relations with Turkey, a country that is bolstering its standing in Southeast Europe. Russia's position in its talks with China will weaken; for China, the Balkans is the final point in the New Silk ...

13.01.2019

RIAC and EU Delegation to the Russian Federation Hold a Seminar “Russia and the EU in the Western Balkans: Area of Cooperation or Confrontation?”

On November 22–23, in Vienna, Russian International Affairs Council, together with the EU Delegation to Russia and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, held a seminar “Russia and the EU in the Western Balkans: Area of Cooperation or Confrontation?”. On November 22–23, in Vienna, Russian International Affairs Council, together with the EU Delegation to Russia and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, held a seminar “Russia and the EU in the Western ...

28.11.2018

Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... terrorist groups such as the Black Hand of that epoch. Could conflicts in the wider Middle East ,’ much like conflicts in the Balkans prior to World War I, similarly draw in regional and major powers — and then spark a global war? 10 Political Economic ... ... and Crimea? What should be done about refugee crisis from eastern Ukraine to Russia and from Syria and other countries to the European Union countries? How should Russia and the European Union respond? Impact of rise of China China is the elephant in the ...

28.06.2017
 

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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