Online Event – “Russia’s other European Neighbours”
A Zoom Event organised by Liberal International (British Group) in association with the Paddy Ashdown Forum.
Date: June 27th 18.30-20.00 London
Since Russia’s full-scale attack on Ukraine in February 2022, attention has focused quite rightly on the war. But threats and instability abound elsewhere in the region we once called ‘eastern Europe’. In Moldova there are fears of a Russian attack and hopes of EU accession; in Belarus the precarious regime is facing and presenting new difficulties; and in the South Caucasus Georgia’s democracy and Euro-Atlantic aspirations are in jeopardy, there could be further conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and the blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh continues.
This event will examine Russia’s actions and influence over its ‘other’ European neighbours. It will also ask if the new European Political Community can help with regional security.
Edward Lucas - Russia's influence over its European neighbours
Laurence Broers - the South Caucasus and Nagorno-Karabakh
Cristina Gherasimov - Moldova
Giorgi Vashadze MP - Georgia
Petras Auštrevičius MEP - EU activity in the neighbourhood