Klara Geywitz gave a speech at the conference in Jurmala, which is a part of our “Thirty years of the post-Soviet Europe” project. Klara Geywitz is an MP to the Landtag of Brandenburg and she raised the topic of disparities and inequalities between East and West Germany. How did they run the integration process of East Germany? What the results have been achieved after 30 years? And what do the results of the recent European Parliament elections show us?
European Council on Foreign Relations published a new article about EU-Russia relations. The EU and Russia cannot go back to “business as usual” so they need a new model reflecting the changes that have occurred. Kadri Liik describes how the new model can look like.
Under the “European Russia” project “European Dialogue” hosts a number of talks about values and how they are perceived by the Russian and the European nations. We asked Maxim Rudnev, leading researcher from Public Mentality Research Lab of National Research University of Higher School of Economics about how social sciences studied values, what kind of patterns linking values to behaviour had been uncovered recently, and did such phenomenon as “European values” exist at all?