SPIEF-2019. Valdai Discussion Club Session “A New Europe: What Is Russia to Expect?”. Speakers
Expoforum, Congress Centre, Conference Hal F3, 64/1 Peterburgskoye Shosse, St. Petersburg

On June 6, at 3:00 pm, the Valdai Discussion Club will hold its fifth annual session within the framework of SPIEF-2019, titled “A New Europe: What Is Russia to Expect?” The European Union has entered a period of fundamental change; the very model of European integration is changing. The established rules governing the relationship between the Europe and the USA are fading away. Recently, European Parliament elections were held, which also marked the beginning of a new era. The key question is: how significant are the changes? Are they fundamental in nature or are they merely a combination of 'cosmetic elements'? What will the European Union be? What is the future of Euro-bureaucracy?


  • Ryan CHILCOTE, special correspondent at PBS NewsHour


  • Dimitrios VELANIS, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Greece

  • Fyodor LUKYANOV, Research Director of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club

  • Péter SZIJJÁRTÓ, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

  • Mario MEHREN, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wintershall DEA

  • Vladimir CHIZHOV, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union