Opening of the Conference «The Attitude and Contribution of the European Union and its Member States to the Development of the EU-Russia relations»

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November 8. Today opened the major international conference «The Attitude and Contribution of the European Union and its Member States to the Development of the EU-Russia relations», organized by the Luxembourg Institute for International and European Studies, Russian scientific and cultural centre (“Rossotrudnichestvo”) in Luxembourg, in cooperation with the Foundation “Russkiy mir” («Russian world») and the Representation of the European Commission in Luxembourg with the active support of the Embassy of Russia in Luxembourg at the European Commission building in Luxembourg. The conference involved a wide range of well-known Russian and foreign experts, observers and guests, including representatives of the diplomatic corps of Russia and the EU Member States.

The conference was opened with welcoming speeches made ​​by President of the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg Laurent Mosar, the representative of  the European Commission in Luxembourg Georges Bingen, Russian Ambassador in Luxembourg  Mark Entin and director of the Luxembourg Institute for International and European Studies Armand Clesse. They stressed the great potential of the relations between Russia and the EU, wished success to the participants.

Vyacheslav Nikonov, President of the Commission on Education of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the Executive Director of the Foundation “Russkiy mir”  («Russian world»), delivered a thorough speech at the opening of the conference. He gave an overview of the relations between Russia and the European Union, analyzed the place that these relationships in global politics, underlined the multi-polar character of the world.

Cooperation between Russia and the EU is of particular importance since they are interdependent in many areas, linked by common roots of civilization, culture, history and future. The agenda of this interaction is multifaceted and covers a variety of areas.

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