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RIAC — CREON Group Seminar “Prospects for Cooperation between Russia and the EU in the Ecology Sphere”

... via Zoom. On April 16, 2021, at 12:00 (MSK), Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and CREON Group company will hold a seminar on the topic “Prospects for cooperation between Russia and the EU in the ecology sphere”. Cooperation between Russia and the European Union in ecology and sustainable development field is one of the promising areas of bilateral relations. For Russia and Russian companies, this opens up prospects in the EU energy market and access to technologies for waste processing and production ...


On Challenges in Developing ‘Mandated’ Areas

... between candidates and voters. That candidates submit a preliminary transformation program, sort of a list of “services” on offer, should be a prerequisite. For example, if Russia were to nominate its candidate, the program could include making the Russian Railways part of reconstructing infrastructure in B&H on preferential economic terms, including works in the Muslim-Croatian entity. Compliance with budgetary discipline could be guaranteed by the relevant authorities of the European Union and Turkey. Competitiveness is a prerequisite for curbing the “wage race” as well as for maintaining the proper level of motivation and responsibility among the officials of the newly reformed OHR who are to be assigned to Bosnia. 1 ...


Russia-Europe: Nothing New on the Western Economic Front?

... Russia-EU relations. This factor fitted snugly into Brussels’ system of values that defines Europe’s principal approaches to its largest partner in the post-Soviet space. The nadir in the political dialogue was reached in October 2020, with the European Union adopting anti-Russian chemical cyber sanctions; November–December saw a period of somewhat smoothing out the particularly sharp angles. Yet, this was followed by Alexey Navalny’s return to Moscow from Berlin in January 2021, his subsequent arrest and several court ...


Serbia’s EU accession: Pipe Dream or Possible Reality?

... the EU is subject to Chapter 35 of EU accession, which relates to the normalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo (European Union 2015), and despite the fact that Serbia has shown engagement in the dialogue, it still has restraints in many areas,... ... (The Times of Israel 2021), seem to point to the fact that Serbia is taking a tougher stance in this regard. Serbia relies on Russia’s veto as a permanent member of the UN Security Council in order to receive a more satisfactory resolution to the Kosovo ...


Russia-EU Relations Discussed at Spanish Foreign Ministry Expert Meeting

On March 12, 2021, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation held an online expert discussion to assess the state and prospects for fostering the relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation On March 12, 2021, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation held an online expert discussion to assess the state and prospects for fostering the relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation....


Syria: In the Middle of a Long Cycle

... other hand, has drawn increasingly closer to Islamist radicals, who have nothing in common with the Western values. Ten years after the conflict broke out, the US maintains a largely symbolic military presence in Syria’s northeast regions, while the European Union is plainly unable to settle on a new strategy in Syria. Should Russia be considered a winner? Tactically—yes. Russia’s successful and relatively low-budget military operation quickly made Moscow the principal external actor in Syria. As far as we can see, though, Moscow has failed to design any exit strategy ...


Sanctions Against Russia: A Look into 2021

Report 65/2021 Report 65/2021 The report analyses the application of foreign sanctions against Russian citizens, companies and economy sectors. It also considers global trends in the use of sanctions and restrictive measures against Russia within individual areas (the “Ukrainian package,” sanctions against pipeline projects, “cyber sanctions,...


What to Do with Extraterritorial Sanctions? EU Responses

... or a company from the EU, which fell, for example, under the blocking sanctions of the US Treasury, could make payments within the EU. Now European banks will simply refuse such transactions, and the courts are likely to side with them. In fact, the European Union wants to create infrastructure that has already been created, for example, in Russia. Moscow was considering the establishment of a national payment system even before the large-scale sanctions of 2014. Despite the limited weight of Russia in the global financial system, the country has its own sovereign payment system, which allows ...


RIAC Online Breakfast “Why does the Council of Europe need Russia? Why does Russia need the Council of Europe?"

... will Russia can achieve almost anything. In order to fulfill one’s national interests, it is important to work really hard, and Russia is good at it. It is most expedient to look at the state of relations between Russia and the Council of Europe, Russia and the European Union through the perspective of a politically strong Russia. Sergey Utkin Membership in international organizations should be considered in the broader context of foreign policy and international relations in general. No international organizations ...


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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