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EU & Russia's frosty relations.

The FPA recently hosted a lecture on “Russia Today From a European Perspective” given by Giuliano Amato, one of the authors of the Lisbon Treaty.

Russia and Europe have necessarily become closer in recent years – one reason is the simple fact that the EU now borders quite extensively with its neighbour. However, like a couple in a loveless marriage, their act has been less than convincing. Georgia and the “great freeze” in January, when Russia effectively cut off supplies to large parts of Central Europe, have meant that Russia is now being viewed with more suspicion, even by its traditional allies in the EU. In the below lecture Mr. Amato explores EU-Russia relations in at a time when the Partnership & co-operation Agreement which governs relations is being renegoiatioed.



David Garrahy

David Garrahy works in Brussels monitoring European Union activites. He is originally from Ireland and studied a Degree in Law & European Studies at the University of Limerick before earning a Masters in Globalisation at Dublin City Universty. Previously he has worked in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and as a Legislative Aide for an Irish Senator. His involvement in the EU has included working for the Irish Forum on Europe and campaigning in Referenda in favour of the Nice & Lisbon Treaties.

Area of Focus
Europe; Globalisation; European Comission.


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