“One train – different speeds of the carriages. Results of the EU summit”. An online discussion at the Gorchakov Fund

25 July 2020

On July 29, the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund will host online discussion “One train – different speeds of the carriages. Results of the EU summit”.

A seven-year plan of unification and the European economic recovery plan were approved at the EU summit on July 17.

During the online discussion, experts from Russia, Germany, Italy and Poland will discuss who won at the end and who will have to tighten a belt in the coming seven years. Why has that plan been strongly criticized by the majority of European parliamentarians? Has Great Britain won by exiting the EU shortly before the 2020 crisis? What is the position of Eastern Europe? What is the Three Seas Initiative planned by Poland?

Besides that, there is an increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus in many EU countries and the health and safety regulations are being reinforced again. Will the economies of those countries cope with the second wave if it takes place? And how do ordinary people view those measures?

The following experts have been invited to participated in the event:

  • Alexander Raar, political scientist, Director of the German-Russian Forum;

  • Director of Center for Comprehensive International and European Studies at the Higher School of Economics Dr. Timofey Borodachev;

  • Director of the Institute of Eurasian Studies, Professor of MGIMO University under MFA of Russia and University of Pisa, Italy/Russia Andrea Gianotti. 

The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund invites all those interested in the topic to participate in the Zoom discussion on July 29 at 3:00 pm Moscow time.

In order to participate in the online discussion, please do the following:
  •  download Zoom on your phone/iPad/computer;
  • register on Zoom (this step is required to attend the video conference);
  • register for the discussion by completing a registration form on TimePad (the link is below);
  • check settings of your camera and microphone for full-format participation in the event.

Before the beginning of the discussion each participant will receive an invitation to attend with a link to access the conference. In order to join the discussion, you can also use an ID number of the conference – a 10-digit number.

The discussion will be organized in a free format.

Duration of the event – up to 2 hours.

Working language of the event is Russian.

The number of seats is limited.

Preliminary registration is required and available here

live broadcast of the event will be available on the YouTube channel of the Gorchakov Fund.