Europe in the World

How can the EU and Russia improve European security?
04 Jul 2019 17:00 - 19:00
Bron: Russian International Affairs Council

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Europe’s security is under pressure: since the early 2000s military tensions and hybrid threats have been building, and crumbling arms control regimes increase the risk of a new arms race in Europe. The war in Ukraine threatens Europe's stability and together with the MH17 disaster it raises questions about the future of the rules-based order in Europe. 

While the basic post-Cold War security treaties and arrangements - such as the OSCE’s Charter of Paris or the NATO-Russia Founding Act - remain active, their content and the principles they enshrine for peace and security on the European continent are being challenged. Russia and the EU disagree on the root causes of the current crisis, as well as on possible solutions. In Europe, many are concerned that Russia seeks to change the existing European security order, while many in Russia feel that Western policy fails to take Russian security interests sufficiently into account.

Against this backdrop, can the EU and Russia come to a joint analytical foundation for today’s confrontation and on that basis identify a way forward? Or is continued disagreement inevitable? In the margins of the 10th meeting of the EU Russia Expert Network (EUREN), and supported by the EU in cooperation with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), you are most welcome to discuss EU and Russian perceptions and approaches to European security and the international rules-based order. This event will feature a panel discussion with:

  • Markus Ederer (EU Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Moscow)
  • Tatiana Romanova (Jean Monnet Chair & Associate Professor, St. Petersburg State University)
  • Mark Entin (Professor, Head of the Department of European Law, MGIMO Moscow) and 
  • Marieke de Hoon (assistant professor of international law, Free University Amsterdam)

The discussion will be moderated by Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute).

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