Policy Dialogue on “Russia and the EU: What Options for a Retuning of Relations?”

On May 17, 2016, The Valdai Discussion Club held a policy dialogue titled “Russia and the EU: what options for a retuning of relations?”

Against the backdrop of the breakdown in relations between the EU and Russia, the discussion will focus not only on possible ways to reset relations once the Ukraine crisis is resolved, but also how best the EU and Russia can cooperate on common challenges and areas of mutual interest during the current period.  The event will involve a number of well-known experts from both Russia and Europe. A new report by the Valdai Discussion Club on the topic acts as a base for the discussion.


Report: Russia and the European Union: Three Questions Concerning New Principles in Bilateral Relations


·         Timofei BORDACHEV, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club, Director of Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE)

·         Fernando GUIMARÃES, Head of the Russia Division, European External Action Service (EEAS) – TBC

·         Fyodor LUKYANOV, Research Director of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, Editor-in-Chief of the Russia in Global Affairs journal

·         James SHERR, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)

Moderator: Amanda PAUL, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (EPC)

Organizers: Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club and the European Policy Centre (EPC)

Date and time: 17 May, 15:30-17:30

Venue: EPC, 14-16 Rue du Trône, B-1000, Brussels 

Download Report in English (PDF)

Download Report in Russian (PDF)

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