Search: European Union,Russia (500 materials)


This Distant Damascus

... governorates of Raqqa, Al-Hasakah, and the northern parts of Deir ez-Zor are controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), consisting mainly of Kurdish militias. Part of Idlib is occupied by the radical Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham movement (outlawed in the Russian Federation). A number of areas in Aleppo, Raqqa, Al-Hasakah and Idlib are under the de facto protectorate of Ankara, which was established as a result of Turkish military operations: “Euphrates Shield”, “Olive Branch” and “Source of ...


Georgia in a New World: Between Russia and the West

... arrived in Tbilisi to celebrate his birthday. Because the local authorities cannot guarantee the safety of any Russian citizen (being also aware that Saakashvili’s close associates attack media people and politicians rather than ordinary Russians), Russian carriers abstain from flying to the Republic for the time being, even though a restart of flights is currently negotiated. Second, Georgia began to receive “unpleasant signals” from the European Union. In the European structures, especially in the EuroParliament, Saakashvili retained quite a strong lobby, which started to put pressure on the Georgian government on all uncomfortable issues—from the fact that the Republic is essentially ...


Big Tech vs Regulators: A Long-Term Global Trend

... giants around the world have marked global long-term trends. The authors of this working paper take a closer look at recent key changes in Big Tech regulation both at the international level and in individual jurisdictions of the EU, USA, China and Russia, examining the different ways in which governments have tried to strike a regulatory balance between freedom and security, as well as between digital ecosystem development and healthy competition. This paper also includes an analysis of Big Tech’s ...


What to Expect from the EU Special Envoy on Sanctions?

... scope and prospects for securing compliance. Unlike government structures, business is showing much more nervousness and caution. Business fears secondary sanctions. If earlier the EU opposed secondary sanctions, today it is ready to apply them against Russia—such a legal mechanism has already appeared in Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014. In addition, the European Union is working to harmonise the legislation of the member states aimed at the administrative and criminal prosecution of those who violate the sanctions norms of the Union. The application of such regulations would require a link to the EU ...


The Routledge Handbook of EU-Russia Relations: Structures, Actors, Issues

The Routledge Handbook of EU-Russia Relations offers a comprehensive overview of the changing dynamics in relations between the EU and Russia provided by leading experts in the field The Routledge Handbook of EU-Russia Relations offers a comprehensive overview of the changing dynamics ...


Unprecedented Sanctions? By No Means

... relative novelty of the sanctions in terms of the number and intensity of the measures applied. However, for a number of qualitative characteristics, they contain patterns that have been well studied in the past The “sanctions tsunami” against Russia is rightly considered unprecedented since the end of the Cold War. Strictly speaking, it is very difficult to find a suitable analogue of the current situation even in earlier periods. Despite the fact that the sanctions’ target is a major nuclear ...


Oil Price Threshold: Action and Reaction

... and fines are feared even in friendly countries. The experience of secondary US sanctions being used against the Chinese COSCO Shipping Tanker and some other companies for the alleged transportation of Iranian oil in 2019 can serve as a warning. The European Union has also provided for a mechanism to punish ships carrying Russian oil above the price ceiling. Violating ships will be denied financial, insurance and other services in EU jurisdiction. The wording of paragraph 7 of Art. 3n of EU Council Regulation No 833/2014 suggests that we are talking about any ship, regardless ...


Sanctions Against Russia: Have Their Limits Been Reached?

... measures were introduced by the EU. Many large Russian banks have come under blocking sanctions. Blocking indicates a ban against persons in the jurisdiction of the initiating country carrying out financial transactions with them. By the decision of the European Union, some Russian banks (Sberbank, Moscow Credit Bank, etc.) were disconnected from SWIFT. At the G7 level, a decision was come to introducing maximum prices for Russian oil and oil products, limiting the provision of services for their sea transportation in the ...


Valdai Discussion Club Expert Discussion “Technological Sovereignty in the Modern World”

... discussion dedicated to the issues of technological sovereignty in the modern world. Ivan Timofeev, Programme Director of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), who acted as moderator, noted that now the issue of technological sovereignty can ... ... sovereignty and a high probability of an exhaustive race for leadership. Outlining the idea of technological sovereignty in the European Union, she noted that for Europeans, it entails the ability to independently make decisions in the technological field ...


Meeting with Ambassador of Sweden to Russia Malena Mard

On November 9, 2022, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Malena Mard, Ambassador of Sweden to Russia. On November 9, 2022, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Malena Mard, Ambassador of Sweden to Russia. The discussion focused on the shifts in Sweden's foreign policy after the parliamentary elections held in September ...


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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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