Refugees are «outsourced». Populists won the EU?

Mark Simon specially for "European Dialogue" has analysed results of the EU summit on migration. Leaders of the core European countries, first and foremost Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron seem to have given in to the populist pressure from Southern and Eastern Europe and accepted in final communique measures, which are rather a symbolic solution to the migration crisis and can hardly be implemented in reality. However, this temporary victory of the populists and their tactical union is less likely to go any further as the interests of the parties are too diverging and it is unlikely that they will be capable of pushing for solutions of other EU issues in the form they need

In search of a European refuge. How effective are the decisions of the Brussels EU Migration Summit

“European Dialogue” has talked to Olga Gulina, expert from Institute of migration policy (Berlin) about measures to deal with the migration crisis that were agreed at the recent EU migration summit. The expert believes that these measures are mostly of declarative sort and may run into substantial difficulties especially as far as setting up "regional disembarkation platforms" both in and outside Europe is concerned. Besides, magnitude of the migration problem in Europe is overestimated as a string of successful integration cases shows that migrants can become a new driver for the European economy and are even capable of reinvigorating rural areas in a number of European regions, in particular Italy and Spain. To Europe migrants are an asset rather than a burden.

European values of modern Russian society: word and deed

At first glance, when it comes to values, Russia may seem very close to Europe. However, the case is far from being that clear. Nickolay Petrov talks at a conference in Berlin about how Europe is seen in Russia from the perspective of space, time, and ideology.

XXI century is the age of women

At first feminist movement in Russia was merely ignored, then it was ridiculed. In recent years it has proven itself worthy of respect. So its next stage as a female movement is predetermined. However, there is nothing to fear, as explained by Natalia Pushkareva, professor and founder of Russian school of the history of feminism

Russia, Europe and America: the game of identities

At a conference in Berlin Ivan Kurilla talks about mental concept of geography. He believes in a triangle formed by Russia, Europe, and America, in which every structural region perceives the remaining world with a cautious regard to the views of its “neighbours”. If so, then Russia can also be defined as a conglomerate of nations and territories, which for various reasons failed to become part of Europe

June 2018: overview of publications about Russia and Europe

“European Dialogue” presents a digest of the most substantial surveys and texts on Europe and Russia. In June digest we
- analyse debates in the wake of EU migration summit
- talk about recent sociological surveys on common European identity
- analyse experts' recommendations on renewing EU and Russia’s policy towards buffer or "common neighbourhood” states
- watch Russia change a pro-European vector for an anti-European one within just 25 years
- review opinions on issues existing both inside Europe and between EU and Russia among young Russian researches

EU, Baltics, Poland target Russia grid separation by 2025

The Baltic nations, Poland and the European Commission agreed Thursday (28 June) on a roadmap to synchronise the region’s electricity network with the rest of continental Europe’s by 2025 and end their reliance on the Russian grid

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