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EU-Russia Relations in 2010


Assessments of the recent EU–Russia summit 2009 in Stockholm differ. Most experts see it as a new beginning for the EU–Russia relations – not so much because of the substantial progress achieved in some areas, but because is signalled a change towards a constructive mood in the relationship. While until recently, the parties lacked mutually acceptable positions on important issues, they now seem ready to work on important initiatives. The Summit showed that the EU has decided in favour of inclusion instead of sanctioning Russia. In return, Russia is abandoning its self-isolationist policies. more…

Andreas Michael Klein | Event Reports | April 23, 2010

Newsletter No.2

Adventure Sphere Europe

The project “Adventure Sphere Europe”, launched in October 2009, enters the second phase. Twenty experts of teaching methodology and European issues from Latvia, Estonia and Germany joined the project in order to develop a training handbook on European civic education for high-school teachers and civic education trainers in Latvia and Estonia. more…

Andreas Michael Klein, Katrin Ridder-Strolis | Event Reports | February 5, 2010

EU-Russia Relations

The Baltic Agenda 2010

In December 2009, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the policy centre EuroCivitas, with the support of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, held an expert workshop on the state of EU-Russia relations titled "The Baltic Agenda 2010". The participants were asked to assess the agenda and challenges for the EU-Russia relations in 2010 and to address the main topics from the perspective of the Baltic region. The summary reflects the ideas and view expressed during the workshop under the Chatham House rule. more…

Andreas Michael Klein | Event Reports | January 15, 2010

Latvian Minister of Education Tatjana Koke launches project “Adventure Sphere Europe”

On October 2nd, 2009, the EU financed project “Adventure Sphere Europe” was launched at a kick-off conference in Riga by the implementing organizations, the German Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Latvia and the Estonian Jaan Tönisson Institute. The Latvian Minister of Education, Professor Tatjana Koķe, and Kalle Küttis, the Estonian Deputy Secretary General for General and Vocational Education welcomed the initiative underlining the importance of European political education. more…

Event Reports | October 6, 2009

Results of the elections for the European Parliament in Latvia

Disappointing results for the EPP group

Disappointing was the European Election for the two Latvian parties "Jaunais Laiks" (JL) and "Tautas Partija" (TP)that belong to the EPP Group. JL achieved at least one seat in the European Parliament, whereas TP gained only 2,79 percent of votes. With this result TP won't be represented in the European Parliament. more…

Andreas Michael Klein | Country Reports | June 9, 2009