Russia in a Multipolar World: Implications for Russia-EU-U.S. Relations     Print Email
Tuesday, 12 July 2011

On July 12, 2011, The European Institute held a special meeting of the Transatlantic Roundtable on EU-U.S.-Russia Triangular Relations, with His Excellency Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, organized in cooperation with the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Minister Lavrov offered his perspective on Russia’s foreign policy within the framework of euro-atlantic relations, focusing on a wide range of  key issues including, proposed missile defense systems in Europe; implications of the Arab awakening, with particular emphasis on Libya and Syria; progress of the Middle East Quartet’s efforts to restart the peace process; Russia accession to the WTO, as well as his nation’s push to diversify and modernize its economy.

Click here to read the full text of Minister Lavrov's remarks.

 
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UMD Jean Monnet Research Project

Infrastructure Planning and Financing: Lessons from Europe and the United States

The University of Maryland has received a Jean Monnet grant from the EU to conduct a series of policy exchanges between Europe and the US on filling infrastructure needs and the utility of public/private partnerships as the financing mechanism. If interested in participating in or receiving more information about these exchanges, please contact Rye McKenzie (rmckenzi@umd.edu).

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The Bertelsmann Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC with a transatlantic perspective on global challenges.

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