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Russian Perspective on the Challenges to the European Project

... welfare programs will see the European workforce become too expensive to be competitive on the global markets. At the same time, its professional and geographic mobility in many EU member states remains relatively low. Andrey Kortunov: Russia and the European Union: Shall We Dispense with Summits? For Russia, such negative tendencies within the EU would accelerate the country’s pivot from the EU to China, South-East Asia and other Asian nations. This pivot could get another impetus once the EU introduces ...

09.07.2021

Low-Carbon Development Strategies of Russia and Armenia Discussed at RIAC

On July 1, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held an expert meeting on low-carbon development strategies of Russia and Armenia. The event was held under the Chatham House Rule On July 1, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held an expert meeting on low-carbon development strategies of Russia and Armenia. The event was held under the Chatham House Rule. The discussion focused on the possibilities of energy transition in Russia and Armenia, the impact of the European...

02.07.2021

Russia-EU’s “Green” Dialogue: Starting with Italy

... embark on another stage of international expansion for its technological leaders and, unlike many other EU states, is not inclined to politicize economic cooperation Russia has put forward various assessments of the European Green Deal approved by the European Union in 2019, marking the intensive stage of energy transition. Some experts prefer to stress that developing green energy in the EU is another step in putting an end to energy dependence on Russia and the unstable states of the Middle East ...

02.07.2021

Russia and the European Union: Shall We Dispense with Summits?

Neither Moscow nor Brussels needs another “ceremonial” summit Another mini-scandal broke out in the European Union the other day. Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, perhaps impressed by the recent Geneva summit between the presidents of Russia and the United States, suggested to her EU partners that they think about inviting Vladimir Putin to the ...

30.06.2021

16th EUREN Meeting on Deepening Interaction in the Period of New Challenges

... the period of new challenges was held online On June 21, 2021, the 16th meeting of EU-Russia Network (EUREN) on deepening interaction in the period of new challenges was held online. The opening remarks were made by Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation, and Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General. The meeting was attended by the members of EUREN expert group, researchers from Russia and EU countries. The meeting was moderated by Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of ...

22.06.2021

Approaching the EU Sanctions Policy: An Experiment with Event Analysis

... episode can start with a specific event; yet, both a case and an episode can also include a whole number of events. For instance, a case of sanctions against Russia may open with an event, such as the 2014 decision No. 145 adopted by the Council of the European Union on sanctions against persons connected with the situation in Ukraine. Subsequently, additional episodes mount within the case. For instance, Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia have come to include sectoral sanctions related to the ...

22.06.2021

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

... Eurasian project. Only a common cross-continental approach would ensure the efficient implementation of decarbonization measures, which are of global rather than regional dimensions. Furthermore, joint efforts to combat climate change would bring the European Union and Eurasia, including Russia, closer. How will the Green Deal and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) affect Russian business? Over the past five years, Russia has launched quite a few initiatives targeting the decarbonization ...

05.06.2021

Russia and the European Union Relations

... is an honour to be here today, among you. I understand that this RIAC conference is a hybrid one, with many still participating online. To all my warmest greetings. In a month’s time Portugal will be concluding its fourth rotating presidency of the European Union. The first one took place in 1992, the second in 2000 and the third in 2007. In this last one, Portugal proudly hosted a European Union Summit with Russia. Much has changed since then. At this moment we are still living in the context of ...

02.06.2021
 

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