Notes de l'Ifri Russie.NEI.Visions

Workshop on EU-Russian Relations Special Issue Russie.Nei.Visions

In collaboration with its partners, Ifri is currently supporting a Task Force on the future of EU-Russia relations. The first workshop was held on 2 December 2005 in Paris. Four contributions were then presented:

'Russia, NATO and the EU: A European Security Triangle or Shades of a New Entente?',
Andrew Monaghan, Russie.Nei.Visions, No 10(a), May 2006.

'The EU and Russia: the Needed Balance Between Geopolitics and Regionalism',
Thomas Gomart, Russie.Nei.Visions, No 10(b), May 2006.

'Representing Private Interests to Increase Trust in Russia-EU Relations',
Timofei Bordachev, Russie.Nei.Visions, No 10(c), May 2006.

'Multiplying Sources as the Best Strategy for EU-Russia Energy Relations',
Michael Thumann, Russie.Nei.Visions, No 10(d), May 2006.

They were debated by Xavier de Villepin, Louis Gautier, Dov Lynch, and Dominique David. The workshop was chaired by Thierry de Montbrial. This special issue of Russie.Nei.Visions gathers all these contributions in one place. At this stage, they must be read as works in progress, intended for critique and thus as fuel for the EU-Russia debate. They will be further enriched through the work of the second workshop, in 2006, and will end by issuing precise recommendations.