“Russia and the EU: In Search for a Balance in the Post-Coronavirus World”. A roundtable with the participation of the Gorchakov Fund

26 May 2020

On May 28, roundtable “Russia and the EU: In Search for a Balance in the Post-Coronavirus World” will take place online. The discussion will be organized by the Center for International and Regional Policy (CIRP), the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Delovoy Peterburg newspaper.

The EU and Russia have significantly suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unprecedented political and economic measures to slow down the spread of the coronavirus infection have been taken. How do those actions affect relations between Moscow and Brussels overall? How can the new balance of power in the world change them?

The following guests will participate in the discussion:

  • Andras Racz, Senior Research Fellow at the German Council for International Relations, Berlin;

  • Alexander Duleba, Director of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Bratislava;

  • Nikolay Kapitonenko, Director of the Center for International Studies at the Institute of International Relations, Kiev;

  • Yuliya Nikitina, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Post-Soviet Studies at MGIMO University under MFA of Russia, Moscow;

  • Pavel Kanevsky, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at Moscow State University, Moscow;

  • Florent Marciacq, Deputy Secretary General of the Austro-French Center for Rapprochement in Europe, Paris.

The roundtable will open at 11:00 am Moscow time on Thursday.