15 Jun 2020 11:18

Interfax, IMEMO to hold online session on future of EU as part of Primakov Readings

Read the summary of the session held by the Interfax news agency as part of the Primakov Readings on June 18 - "Cancellation of EU restrictions against Russia unlikely in near future - Russian diplomat".

The Interfax news agency will hold an online session as part of the Primakov Readings at noon on Thursday, June 18.

Subject: The New Generation EU, Strategic Autonomy. Myths or Reality?

Participants: Russian Foreign Ministry's European Cooperation Department Director Nikolai Kobrinets, head of the European Political Studies Department at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) Nadezhda Arbatova, Russian Market Research Institute Director Andrei Spartak, and head of the IMEMO European Studies Center Yury Kvashnin.

Moderator: Russian Presidential Special Representative for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi.

The participants will discuss the following topics. 'Green line' and digital transformation: will there be enough resources? Is the Maastricht Treaty alive? Russia-EU: is development over sanctions possible? Donbas: frozen conflict? Can Berlin and Paris be independent from the United States in the settlement?

Journalists should get accreditation at interfax.ru/presscenter to take part in the discussion.

Questions can be asked at presscenter@interfax.ru.

The deadline for accreditation and collecting question is one hour before the press conference.

A broadcast link will be available at interfax.ru/presscenter.

The Primakov Readings is a new joint project of Interfax and the IMEMO. As part of the project, Interfax will host a number of online meetings of experts, politicians and public figures that will address topical problems and international relations and world economy amid the crisis. The project is supported the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Gorchakov Foundation and the Moscow World Trade Center.

The previous sessions of the Primakov Readings "U.S. can't afford to contain both Russia and China - experts" and "TAPI's future to remain hostage of politics for long time - experts" were held on June 4 and June 11.