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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 ...


First Aid: How Russia and the West Can Help Syrians in Idlib

... The question of humanitarian access into Idlib is now emerging as a central focus of new international politicking. In so doing, this small province could be pivotal to the future of the larger stalemate that has left the United States, Europe, and Russia locked in an unwinnable status quo. Russia has said that it plans to veto an extension of cross-border UN aid delivered from Turkey, authorised under UN Security Council resolution 2533, which is up for renewal in July, potentially depriving the ...


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....


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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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