Search: European Union,Baltic states (9 materials)

Only Now Do We See the Real Disintegration of the USSR

... many cases, this art was simply missing in Moscow following the end of the Cold War. We should have invested many more resources in building stronger relations with our neighbours. I do not recall a single visit of any Russian President to any of the Baltic states, while American and many Western European leaders paid visits to Tallinn regularly. But Estonia should be more important to Russia than it is to the US, given that we are neighbours, share a common history and the country’s large Russian-speaking ...

20.04.2021

Respect Thy Neighbor: Russia and the Baltic Region

... some hope of a breakthrough is Russia-EU collaboration on the issue of climate. This is now seen as a priority not only in the European Union, but increasingly in Russia as well. What is particularly interesting here is exploring the nexus between climate ... ... protection, climate change, the Arctic, and the like. A special mention needs to be made about Russia’s relations with the three Baltic states. The fundamental issues that breed distrust and resentment on both sides will not have gone away in a decade’s ...

25.01.2021

The Baltics in 2020. Frontline States and the Double Periphery

... economies into the economic and infrastructural space of the European Union. This is most clearly manifested in the desire to withdraw from the Belarus–Russia–Estonia–Latvia–Lithuania (BRELL) power grid and integrate their power networks into the European Union’s interconnected energy system. Besides, the Baltic states are keen to diversify energy sources to overcome Gazprom’s monopoly on the region’s gas market. LNG terminals have been built in the Baltic Sea region for this very purpos e (although only the Independence LNG-terminal in Lithuania ...

20.01.2020

Outlines for future conventional arms control in Europe: A sub-regional regime in the Baltics

This new ELN policy brief looks at ways to reduce the risk of military confrontation between Russia and NATO, namely in the Baltic region. The authors argue that steps to ensure military stability are not only possible, but are also mutually beneficial. This new ELN policy brief looks at ways to reduce the risk of military confrontation between Russia and NATO, namely in the Baltic region. The authors argue that steps to ensure military stability are not only possible, but are also mutually beneficial...

11.09.2019

Russia's Position on the Baltic States: Why We Need Each Other

... large Russian-speaking communities as a fifth column leading to tensions that exist to this day. After a while, problems have accumulated, and Russia's unchanging attitude pushed the three Baltic republics towards the Western institutions: NATO and the European Union. In the midst of these problems, Russia has yet to change its attitude towards the Baltic states. Moscow preferred to talk to the 'old Europe' over the heads of Russia's closest Western neighbors. Russia still expects that Brussels, Berlin and Paris would solve all the problems within the EU and the Baltic states in particular. Such ...

18.07.2019

RIAC and ECFR Hold a Seminar on Relations between Russia and the Baltic States

On June 10–12, 2019, in St. Petersburg, European Council on Foreign Relations together with Russian International Affairs Council held an expert meeting on “Security Issues in Relations between Russia and the Baltic States and Russia-Ukraine Relations” On June 10–12, 2019, in St. Petersburg, European Council on Foreign Relations together with Russian International Affairs Council held an expert meeting on “Security Issues in Relations between Russia ...

16.06.2019

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 ...

06.02.2018

The Forgotten Island. The Baltic countries will dearly for energy independence

... different from that of the Klaipėda project. Teaching the wrong things With Nord Sream 2 being built along the borders of the Baltic states, the leaders of these countries put their stake on the import of liquefied gas, especially from the USA. In spite ... ... countries of course also have fears connected with their dependence on Russian gas supplies. Russia meets about a third of the European Union’s gas needs, with Poland, Italy and Germany accounting for 60% of that amount. Germany, the biggest consumer ...

25.12.2015

“Money in the Morning — Chairs In The Evening” or “Eastern Partnership” before the Riga Summit

... continue to be financed at the same level, no-one will remember the Eastern Partnership in Europe. It is interesting that, in the Baltic states, to whose successes the Moldovan minister refers, skepticism regarding the partnership is growing. “The next ... ... gain maximum assistance for minimum obligations. Lacking sufficient economic capabilities for really supporting Ukraine, the European Union put P. Poroshenko in essentially the same position as V. Yanukovich, plus the war and impending default, minus ...

14.05.2015

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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