Jun 09

The European Union-Russia summit on the 9-10th of June in Nizhny Novgorod

The European Union and Russia are not only neighbours but also strategic partners.

At the upcoming 27th summit, in Nizhny Novgorod, the EU will be represented by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council and by José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Karel De Gucht, Commissioner for Trade, will also take part. Russia will be represented by Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Minister of Economic Development Nabiullina will also participate.

The summit will take place over two days, beginning with an informal dinner on 9 June and continuing with a plenary session on the morning of 10 June, followed by a working lunch and a press conference.

The parties are expected to discuss the following issues:

  • the global economy and global governance issues;
  • EU-Russia relations, in particular the EU-Russia Partnership for Modernisation;
  • international issues, including the developments in North Africa and the Middle East.

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Dr. James Scott
Project manager
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Project information
Project duration: 01.03.2011-28.02.2015
Lead partner: University of Eastern Finland
Total budget: 3 386 700 €
EU contribution: 2 644 090 €