On the 20th and the 27th November 2017, CCCB and CIDOB looked at the relationship between the EU and Russia in discussions with Mikhail Zygar and Judy Dempsey.
In the Margins of Europe is a CCCB project that aims to spark a reflection on the European project, starting at its geographic and symbolic periphery. This series approaches the political and social reality of contemporary Russia, a country that is at once unknown to many yet of crucial importance to politics in Europe.
Over a quarter of a century after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has once again emerged as a central geopolitical player. Its complex relationship with the European project, the authoritarianism of its leaders and the importance of its vast energy resources are a source of tension for the continent. Yet European history cannot be understood without considering the country’s cultural, scientific and political contributions. Beyond the political spectacle lies a fascinating country that plays an indispensable part in understanding Europe today and in contemplating the future of the world we live in.
Discussions in the series:
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