Russia-EU Consultations on Integration Processes in Europe

Submitted on Wed, 06/29/2011 - 22:00

On June 30, 2011 within the framework of the Russia-EU political dialogue Mr. Mikhail PETRAKOV, Director of the 1st Department for CIS countries of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, held expert consultations in Brussels on integration processes in Europe (COEST). Mr. Gunnar WIEGAND, head of the Directorate for Russia, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, Regional Cooperation and OSCE of the European External Action Service, headed the EU delegation.

The discussions were focused on implementation of the EU Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Strategy, as well as EU approaches towards cooperation with Belarus and Ukraine. The EU side was informed of activities and developments in such formats as Customs Union between Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, Common Economic Space, Eurasian Economic Community and on a number of other integration processes across the CIS space.