The relations between the European Union (EU) and the Russian Federation have reached their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. Russia’s actions on the global arena are provoking more and more anxiety over its involvement in a number of international and national conflicts, blockage of UN resolutions, disinformation or interference in foreign elections. Nevertheless, for the stability of the European continent, it would be important for the EU and Russia, to find common ground and have their interests intersecting at one point, even though these are scarce.
The event will see the presentation of the new Renew Europe position paper on A new strategy for relations with Russia. We aim to discuss the ideas put forward in the paper, the future of EU-Russia relations and ways to address this complex relationship.
Renew Policy Paper "A new Strategy for relations with Russia" launch
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Thursday, 9 December 2021, 14.00-15.30 (CET)
14:00 - 14:20
Welcome by Hilde Vautmans, MEP, Renew Europe Group’s coordinator in the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET)
Opening remarks by Bernard Guetta, MEP, Renew Europe Spokesperson on Russia, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)
14:20 - 15:00
Vladimir Milov, politician, economist tbc
Sabine Fischer, Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
Galina Timchenko, journalist, CEO and founder of Meduza
Concluding remarks and end of event
Interpretation provided in English / French / Russian