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Nord Stream 2 is not dead, it’s a sleeping beauty

... appreciated the initial initiative by France back in 2014 to use this Normandy gathering to set up a negotiating format, which we hoped would facilitate progress along the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Unfortunately, the efforts of France and Germany over all these years were not sufficient to persuade Kyiv to implement the Minsk agreements. I can refer to the very last meeting of the political advisors of the Normandy leaders in Berlin, a couple of weeks ago, where the Ukraine representatives refused even to mention Minsk in the final communiqué. Which meant that the Minsk agreements were practically dead as they could be. That’s one perspective. When I was preparing to meet you a week ago, I prepared to discuss ...


EU Policy towards Ukraine: Room for Improvement

... believed the country should be kept at arm’s length, especially during the presidency of Yanukovych. Today, the picture hasn’t changed and has even been exacerbated due to the member countries’ stance on Russia and its actions in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine (Schmidt, 2016). A single unified EU policy does not exist as each country pursues its own foreign policy interests. The peace talks held under the “Normandy” format have not been led by the EU, but France and Germany have instead taken the reign. Despite the fact that the EU has imposed sanctions on Russia in the aftermath of Crimea changing its jurisdiction in 2014, they have not been without their criticisms from some of the member states. Italy certainly ...


Gaps and Overlaps: Navigating through Contested German-Russian-Ukrainian Narratives

... Initiatives — Ideas for Change (Ukraine) The report “Gaps and Overlaps: Navigating through Contested German-Russian-Ukrainian Narratives” was released. It had been prepared by a tripartite working group, that included representatives from Russia, Germany and Ukraine. The workshop on drafting the text was initiated by three organizations: Institute of Law and Public Policy (Russia), Inmedio Peace Consult gGmbH (Germany), and the Centre of Public Initiatives — Ideas for Change (Ukraine). Russian International ...


Meeting with Political Director of Germany's Federal Foreign Office Jens Plötner

... meeting was also attended by the German Federal Foreign Office staff and representatives of the German Embassy in Moscow, including Rüdiger von Fritsch, the Ambassador of Germany. The following issues were discussed in the course of the meeting: Russia-Germany and Russia-the EU relations, the possibilities for reducing tensions between Moscow and Washington, and the prospects for resolving the crisis around Ukraine in the context of the presidential elections in the country.


Searching for a new foundation for German-Russian relations

... the Soviet Union and the eastern enlargement of the EU. With US support, Germany was key to the stabilization of Europe in the 1990s; today it needs to build on this visionary and pragmatic tradition. But at least since the start of the conflict in Ukraine in 2014, it has become clear that Germany’s partnership for modernization [ 1 ] with Russia has failed, and the special relationship between Moscow and Berlin is now in doubt. Yet it is Berlin — not Brussels, Warsaw or Paris — that will drive Europe’s Russia policy in the future,...


The Times for a Special Relationship Between Germany and Russia Are Over

The road to Moscow does not lead through Berlin alone, but also through Brussels Relations between Germany and Russia are in a state of severe crisis. At latest since the outbreak of the Ukraine conflict, but also even before, the relationship was under stress. The new federal government will have to face the challenge of finding ways to deal with the root causes of the crisis. The intuitive response in this situation would be to take ...


EU - EAEU: the perspective from Berlin

... €90-110 per capita. Even a shallow trade agreement would still generate substantial positive effects. In such a scenario, Germany’s exports to the EU and EAEU member states would increase by 60%.The present negative situation however, falls in economic ... ... countries and organizations, especially from the EU and EAEU member states, but also from the USA, China, Turkey, South Korea, Ukraine and other states participated in the workshops.IIASA’s research has shown the big economic potentials of increased EU ...


Nord Stream 2: Pros and Cons

... banned, as it is not in the interests of Kiev . If Nord Stream 2 comes into being, then gas will continue to be delivered via Ukraine, as Gazprom’s long-term contractual obligations require it to guarantee the stable supply of gas to Central and ... ... and Eastern Europe, including that which travels through the Yamal–Europe pipeline, will run through a new route, and Germany will become the largest gas hub in Europe. Gazprom, in turn, will become the leading supplier of gas to Germany, with ...


The future of EU-Ukraine-Russian Relation

In March18, 2014 in Berlin has been presented four scenarios of EU-Ukrainian relation that were developed by a team of 26 civil societies experts, academics and state workers across Ukraine. The event supported by European Council of Foreign Relation and Friedrich-Ebert Foundation and opened a discussion of perspectives, difficulties and trends in modern Ukraine after 2013-2014 Euromaidan revolution. The experts´ ...


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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  
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