Search: European Union,Germany (76 materials)


Merkel’s Legacy, as Seen From Russia

... Angela Merkel’s sixteen years as German chancellor have shaped Berlin’s place and role in Europe and in the twenty-first-century world at large. Her legacy will live on long after she steps down from the leadership. While firmly embedded within the European Union, Germany has essentially become its sole, though by no means, absolute leader. It is a peaceful champion of a soft European version of liberalism. Vocal support for values does not, however, translate into interventionism. Nor does it prevent Germany from ...


The Rail Baltica: A Thorny Path Towards a United Railway System in the Baltics

... develop trade within the Baltics and with other European countries. For passengers, it will reduce the journey time to Poland and Germany. For the environment, it is planned to reduce the volume of the road traffic, which will contribute to the reduction of ... ... transport, including rail transport (see Figure 1 ). The rising greenhouse emissions from the transport sector may undermine the European Union’s effort to combat global warming and achieve its sustainable development and climate goals. Therefore, it has ...


RIAC at Dialog-Europe-Russia Advisory Board Meeting

The meeting agenda covers the latest international events affecting relations between Russia and the European Union, and the prospects for the development of bilateral cooperation in various fields On August 27–29, 2021, Salzburg (Austria) is hosting a regular hybrid meeting of DER-Dialog-Europe-Russia Advisory Board, that meets twice a year under ...


The Reality Is that the Market Has Said “No” to Nuclear and "Yes” to Renewables

... cooperation between states, not least because we will need to substantially upgrade interconnecting grids to share electrical power. With these interconnecting grids, will also come greater cultural, political, societal interconnection. When the wind blows in Germany and not in Georgia then, via interconnectors, it would be possible to shift power from one place to the other. The same is true of the sun. If the sun shines in the south of France and not in Vladivostok, it will be possible to transfer power ...


Building Europe’s Future

... European integration project developing, and what role does Germany play in it? How are relations between the EU and Russia today? The event was organized jointly by HSE University and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Moscow as part of the Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union and of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, as well as in the framework of the Year of Germany in Russia. Text of the Lecture Building Europe’s Future Prof Kuzminov, Prof Prostakov, Dear Students, Thanks a lot for the ...


Russia–Germany: Crisis of Political Confidence as a Factor in Asymmetrical Relations

... though the experts at the Federal Criminal Police Office confined themselves to stating that “this fact is highly likely,” without providing incontrovertible proof, Berlin adopted this version as “final and incontrovertible.” On July 1, 2020, Germany assumed the presidency of the Council of the European Union. Its Presidency Programme has only one paragraph on Russia, stating that relations with Russia need to be actively formed on the basis of the EU’s five principles (the 2016 Mogherini principles ) and that their implementation needs ...


RIAC, the EU Delegation to Russia and the German Embassy Workshop on the Consequences of Global Changes and the Future of Russia-EU Relations

... climate agenda and objectives of energy cooperation between Russia and the EU; traditional and new security challenges, etc. On November 2, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Russian Federation and the Delegation of the European Union to Russia, held the 9th meeting on the consequences of global changes and the future of Russia-EU relations within "Talk to an Ambassador" sessions by RIAC and the embassies of the countries holding the Presidency of the Council ...


RIAC at the Сonference «Germany-Russia-EU: a pandemic and its impact on foreign and security policy»

... Meetings was held. It organized by the Gorchakov Fund and the German-Russian Forum On July 16, 2020, the VI Youth Forum of the Potsdam Meetings was held. It organized by the Gorchakov Fund and the German-Russian Forum. The theme of the conference is «Germany-Russia-EU: The Pandemic and Its Influence on Foreign and Security Policies». During the conference, a wide range of issues of bilateral and international relations, prospects for overcoming the global economic crisis and the consequences of the ...


Online Meeting with German Embassy in Russia

The online discussion focused on further cooperation and plans for the joint seminar by RIAC and the German Embassy during the period of the German EU Council Presidency On May 27, 2020, RIAC held an online meeting with the German Embassy in the Russian Federation. The meeting was attended by Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, Natalya Vyakhireva, RIAC Program Manager, Géza Andreas von Geyr, German Ambassador to Russia,...


How COVID-19 Overreaction Cast a Disturbing Communist Shadow Over Liberal Democracies Across the World

... part of the current reality. It is crucial to mention that not only scientists from the U.S. put into question rationality behind the “draconian” measures taken by our governments, previously only seen in the societies sick of communist disease. In Germany, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, who is a German radiologist, former President of the German Medical Association and Deputy Chairman of the World Medical Association, said in an interview with General Anzeiger that he is “not a fan of lockdown.” ...


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  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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