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Fares Kilzie: Europe’s “Green Deal” must become a Eurasian Green Deal

... collaborate. In other words, for the European Green Deal to win success, it must become the Eurasian Green Deal. Neither sanctions nor penalties can be applied to green financing instruments, and green finance should become a priority in the relations between Russia and the European Union. Natalia Piskulova: The European Green Deal: Risks and Opportunities for the EU and Russia What are the risks of CBAM for the Russian business? We are very deeply involved in the topic of cross-border carbon regulation which dates back ...


Remarks at a Conference on Relations between Russia and the European Union

... player in the European space, but it is not the whole of Europe, no matter how some of the EU leaders juggle this word Mr Minister, dear Augusto, Mr Ivanov, Colleagues, friends, Thank you for inviting me to this conference on the situation between Russia and the European Union. I would like to express gratitude to the Russian International Affairs Council, which has done a great deal to organise this event together with the Embassy of Portugal and the Delegation of the European Union to Russia. I believe this ...


Russia and the European Union Relations

... Representative, Josep Borrell. Nevertheless, the rotating presidency can define its own priorities. For the Portuguese Presidency we have chosen to defend a social Europe, a green and digital recovery, and a global Europe. And this includes the relations between Russia and European Union. Russia has always played, in its own right, a rich role in European history. And in crucial moments the Russian contribution to European freedom and security has been indispensable. Remember, for instance, the liberation from the Nazi ...


Ryanair Incident: Five Sanctions Risks for the Republic of Belarus

... will remain inevitable. The resumption of blocking sanctions against big companies has not yet been discussed loudly. Despite the visceral opposition to the Belarusian leader and the country’s political system, the West is hardly eager to strengthen Russia’s position in relations with Belarus. This would deprive the Belarusian leadership of room for manoeuvre in its dialogue with Moscow and make Minsk much more dependent. But this is theory. In practice, such sanctions will provide a headache for ...


Meeting with Slovenian Diplomats

... Rakovec, Slovenian Ambassador to Russia, and Katarina Gradic Rezan, Embassy Counsellor, visited Russian International Affairs Council On May 21, 2021, Branko Rakovec, Slovenian Ambassador to Russia, and Katarina Gradic Rezan, Embassy Counsellor, visited Russian International Affairs Council. Slovenian diplomats discussed the possibilities for cooperation between RIAC and the embassy in the context of the upcoming Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2021. During the discussion, topical issues of international politics in the Western Balkans were also addressed.


Russia-EU Cooperation Discussed at the Meeting with the Ambassador of Finland

... meeting with Antti Helantera, Finnish Ambassador to Russia. On May 14, 2021, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Antti Helantera, Finnish Ambassador to Russia. The conversation focused on the current state of relations between Russia and the European Union, security challenges in the Euro-Atlantic space, as well as the prospects for bilateral Russia-Finland cooperation. In addition, the priorities of Russia’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and the pertinent tasks of the institutional ...


Disconnecting From SWIFT? No, We Did Not Hear About It

... European Parliament are unlikely to find a response in the European Commission and the EU Council. The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, has already noted that decisions on restrictions on SWIFT and Nord Stream 2 are not within the competence of the European Union. It is obvious that disconnecting Russia from SWIFT will lead to colossal losses for both Russian business and EU companies doing business with Russia. The refusal to purchase Russian energy resources will also lead to significant costs. The Nord Stream 2 project remains in the interests ...


Experts and Business Representatives Discuss Prospects for Ecological Cooperation between Russia and the EU

... International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with CREON Group held a seminar on the topic "Prospects for cooperation between Russia and the EU in the ecology sphere". The discussion focused on the challenges and prospects of relations between Russia and the European Union in the field of ecology and how the European Border Carbon Mechanism (CBAM) might affect the European and Russian economies. The seminar participants included diplomats, experts and researchers from academic institutions, as well as business ...


The European Green Deal: Risks and Opportunities for the EU and Russia

Divergent opinions are no crucial obstacle to environmental cooperation between the parties. Russia can benefit from the European Green Deal The European Green Deal approved by the EU in 2019 is an economic development strategy for decoupling and for carbon neutrality by 2050 [ 1 ]. The plan is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least ...


Only Now Do We See the Real Disintegration of the USSR

The UC Interview Series: Andrey Kortunov In the interview for the The University Consortium Andrey Kortunov , Director of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), shares his analysis of Russia´s relations with its neighbours, EU and China. Interviewer: Marc Friedli is currently a Project Assistant at the European Leadership Network, where he is mainly working on the ...


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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