1st Europe-Russia Forum (2005)
Krynica Zdrój April 14-16, 2005


After the enlargement implemented in May 2004 the European Union faces new challenges, some of which pertain to dialogue with Russia. Russia itself, after a decade of changes, has to redefine its role in politics, especially in the European dimension. The role and hope of the organizers of the Europe-Russia Forum is to create optimal conditions for dialogue between the EU and Russia, which could help shape the character of European-Russian relations in the spirit of cooperation and partnership.

Europe-Russia Forum Summary (pdf):
Mission (482 kb)
Plenary session – Russia and the EU: membership, partnership or competition? (352 kb)
Russia 2004 – Report on Transformation (355 kb)
Europe-Russia: political relations (659 kb)
Europe-Russia: economic relations (476 kb)

The Europe-Russia Forum brought together 150 representatives of Russia and the European Union. Among them were:

  • Marek Belka – Prime Minister of Poland
  • Aslambek Aslakhanov – Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation
  • Ursula Stenzel – Member of European Parliament
  • Sergey Krylov – Head of Department for International Contacts in AFK "Sistiema", Russia
  • Anne de Tinguy – Center for International Studies and Research, Paris
  • Vladimir Zhidkikh – First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Affairs and Regional Politics Committee, The State Duma, Russia
  • Milan Jezovica – Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister, Office of the Government, Republic of Slovakia 
  • Gleb Pavlovskiy – President of Efficient Policy Foundation, Moscow
  • Norbert Baas – Ambassador, Special Bureau Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus, German Forreign Office
  • Pierre Rousselin – Foreign Affairs Editor in Chief, Le Figaro
  • Audronius Azubalis – Vice-chairman, Committee of Foreign Affairs, Lithuanian Parliament
  • Karl Ingmar Oldberg – Swedish Defense Research Agency
  • Stefan Widomski – Senior Vice-President of NOKIA
  • Pawe³ Kmiñski – Vice-President, PGNiG, Poland
  • Igor Chalupec – President of PKN Orlen, Poland
  • Alexander Karpushin – Head of Representation of Oil Company "Rosneft" in Europe
  • Janos Matyas – Head of Upstream Business Development, MOL Hungarian Oil & Gas Plc., Budapest
  • Robert Paterson – Partner, Corporate Finance Department, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, London

Topics on the agenda:

1. War against terrorism: together or apart? 
2. The Muslim minorities in Russia and the EU states: problems of integration and threats to the state 
3. Perspectives for the "political triangle" Paris-Moscow-Berlin
4. Russia and new members of the EU 
5. Commonwealth of Independent States: a competition ground between the EU and Russia 
6. Russia after Putin – strategies of development after 2008
7. An effective state: a way to an effective economy

1. Globalization, consolidation – how to make the Russian and EU economies competitive
2. Pathologies of economy – oligarchisation, corruption, monopolization
3. Energy markets in Europe: future of cooperation with Russia
4. Russian investment expansion in the EU: myths and reality
5. Quality and stability of institutions as a condition for development of economic cooperation between Russia and the EU

I Forum Europa - Rosja (2005)/ 1st Europe - Russia Forum/ I Форум Европа-Россия

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