31 May 2013
Brussels – ESI at the EU-Russia Centre: "Russia Time for a Rethink?"
Alain Deletroz, Ksenia Vakhrusheva, Fraser Cameron, Luis Felipe Fernandez de la Pena, and Ben Judah. Photo: EU-Russia Centre
Alain Deletroz, Ksenia Vakhrusheva, Fraser Cameron, Luis Felipe Fernandez de la Pena, and Ben Judah. Photo: EU-Russia Centre

ESI's Ben Judah was invited to speak at a panel discussion organised by the EU-Russia Centre in Brussels on Russia's internal and external policies, and the implications for the EU. How serious is the authoritarian drift in Russia? How can the EU seek to influence these trends? Is there any common ground in the common neighbourhood? Is the EU still right to pursue a new strategic agreement with Russia?

Panel:

  • Fraser Cameron, Director EU-Russia Centre (chair)
  • Ben Judah, Fellow, European Stability Initiative and author of 'Fragile Empire – How Russia Fell In and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin'
  • Alain Deletroz, Vice President, Crisis Group
  • Ksenia Vakhrusheva, Environmental Rights Centre, Bellona, St Petersberg, Member of the Steering Committee, EU-Russia Civil Society Forum
  • Luis Felipe Fernandez de la Pena, Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS
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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

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