This LIBG forum on Russia’s ‘other’ European Neighbours took place on 27 June 2023 and can be seen on video here
Since Russia's full-scale attack on Ukraine in February 2022, attention has focussed 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 seem doomed whilst the Azerbaijanis and Armenians seem to be close to war again.
Edward Lucas – Russia’s influence over its European neighbours
Laurence Broers – the South Caucasus and Nagorno-Karabakh
Cristina Gherasimov – Moldova
Sergo Chikhladze PhD – Georgia
Petras Auštrevičius MEP – EU activity in the neighbourhood