On 13 February 2018, a roundtable “UN Peacekeeping Mission: Opportunities and Risks for a Safe Peace” was held in Kyiv.
Projections for 2017 and 2018 show a growth of the Russian GDP to 1.7% and 1.8% due to overlapping trade recovery, macroeconomic stability and rising oil prices. Nevertheless, the economic progress of the Russian economy masks many vulnerabilities.
While think tanks certainly benefit from the new digital era to increase their visibility, they encounter new political and information disruptions, like the threat of disinformation or the rise of populism. In this context, they will be able to use the tools brought by the digital era and to counter the challenges it creates.
Over the past years, the EU and the United States have enlarged the funds supporting the role of the civil society in the democratisation process of Eastern Europe countries and the Western Balkans. However, this process has been impeded by the social and political unrest in these countries.
In the current industrial and information era, cybersecurity is considered as a major issue as we witnessed in 2017 with the WannaCry or Petya attacks. The EU works on many fronts to enhance cyber resilience but needs a stronger support from its member states.
New technologies have become a very promising tool in conflict resolution, and yet, their potential still has to be fully understood. This event was the opportunity to grasp the stakes of the development of technologies in security matters.
With the Eastern Partnership taking place in Brussels on 24 November 2017, this event was the opportunity to discuss past, current, and future challenges of the Partnership.
A conference to understand how the EU and civil society should work together to build sustainable democracies in EaP countries.
On 8 November, 2017, the Atlantic Council organised a conference in the European Parliament to discuss the future of EU-Ukraine relations. During this high-level conference, participants discussed how to develop EU’s support towards Ukraine to revitalize its reform process, and ultimately improve the stabilization of the country.
In his recent book, Dr Yury Fedorov dresses two scenario for Russia’s near future. Unfortunately, they are both negative, and could have dangerous repercussion for Europe as a whole.