14 january 15:15–16:15
Expert Discussion ONLINE


Languages: Russian, English
Alexander Dynkin, President of the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences
Esko Aho, Prime Minister of Finland (1991–1995); Senior Adviser, East Office of Finnish Industries
Ivan Krastev, political scientist, Chairman of the Board, Center for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Research Fellow, Institute for the Humanities in Vienna
Franco Frattini, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Transdniestrian Settlement Process; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic (2002-2004 and 2008-2011)
Wolfgang Schüssel, Independent Member of the Board of Directors of the oil company Lukoil; Chancellor of Austria (2000–2007), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria (1995–2000), Minister of Economy of Austria (1989 –1995)
The coronavirus has challenged the institutions of a united Europe, forcing nation-states to confront the pandemic on their own. Both European institutions and European identity have passed the rigorous test of sustainability. What's next? What are the lessons and structural responses of the EU?

Issues for discussion:
• What are the key EU challenges and solutions in 2021 and the medium term?
• EU in the outside world:
- Change of President in the USA and the “Strategic Autonomy” Slogan: Still a Myth?
- Greater Europe - now from Lisbon to Tallinn?
• Global challenges of the decade:
- the constant of pandemic threats: is an integration response possible?
- “green growth” - the universal answer?