Old Continent

Time to meet! Ambassador of Austria to Russia Dr. Johannes Aigner

Our next interview in the Dialogues with Ambassadors series will take place on March 1st. This time the European Dialogue Expert Group will interview Dr. Johannes Aigner, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Austria to Russia. Before the interview we publish the ambassador’s biography

First person story. The church, protests, and anthems in Poland

Following the interview with Wlodzimierz Marchinyak, Ambassador of Republic of Poland to Russia we publish more information about the way Poland lives. Meet Ruslan Moldovanov, Master’s student in Yagellonian University, who has lived in Krakow for several years now and likes to travel across the Republic of Poland

«Please clean up after yourself». How garbage and waste is collected and processed in the EU

Things like segregated waste collection, labelled and coloured containers for different types of waste, recycling of plastic are slowly but steadily becoming part of reality for the Russians, at least those living in large cities. Responsible consumption has become an integral part of the lEuropean lifestyle both in capitals and towns. Our last article in Awareness Campaign section in 2018 is about the best practices, which Russia can borrow from environmental leaders in Europe

Curbing smoking. Tobacco regulations in Europe and Russia

Having looked into European and Russian regulation over production and sales of alcohol the European Dialogue has set its sights on tobacco smoking. Our next article from Awareness Campaign section describes tobacco regulation in Europe and in Russia

An expert opinion. How does consociational democracy work in Belgium?

After the interview with Jean-Arthur Regibeau, Ambassador of Belgium to Russia, we looked closer at how people live in the country that he represents. We talked to Irina Busygina, Higher School of Economics, political scientist, professor about specificities of political order in Belgium, about consociational democracy and the way it helps the Flemish and the Walloons to get along together

Jean-Arthur Regibeau. “The European Union is not an ideal organisation. It is the best among all possible options but it has its own issues”

Transcript of an interview with Jean-Arthur Regibeau, Ambassador of Kingdom of Belgium to Russia. This interview was part of “From the European Point of View” talks. The idea of the project is to go beyond the boundaries of official diplomacy and establish live communication among Russia and Europe and look at ourselves through the eyes of knowledgable and interested representatives of the Western world

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