A team of 20 Germans and Russians produced a total of four scenarios on 26 June 2013 which were presented at a discussion in Berlin by Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the chairman of the SPD parliamentary group.
The b1group is pleased to be broadcasting in two langauges, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation discussion via LiveStream.
b1group Livestream – FES 26.06.2013 – deutsch :
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German-Russian relations are in an identity crisis: While in Germany, one wonders whether the Russian policy of recent years was based on a false premise, in Russia there is a discussion over the strategic direction of foreign policy. Has the ideal of a partnership of modernisation failed? And even in the face of the crisis of the European Union, is the future of Russia in the Asia-Pacific region likely or not?
The Friedrich Ebert Foundation would like to revive the debate in both countries by a discussion of the possible development paths for German-Russian relations. What scenarios are conceivable in the future for relations in 2030? That was the central question under which FES invited a team of 20 German and Russian students, scientists and representatives from politics, business and management to an intensive discussion process. After four months of work, the team settled on four possible scenarios.
The project was conducted in cooperation with the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt / Oder) and the Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg. The former Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Igor Ivanov are patrons.