This event will feature a presentation of two new reports produced by CEPS in Brussels, the Johns Hopkins University Center for Transatlantic Relations (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin.
The first study, entitled “The Eastern Question: Russia, the West, and Europe’s Grey Zone”, draws on the work of a Transatlantic Strategy Group of Eminent Persons who propose ways to build renewed Western consensus on Eastern policy. The report makes recommendations as to what the West should do together with Russia; what the West should do with the common neighbourhood; and what the West should do on its own. The book was commissioned by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, which is also a co-funder of the event.
The second report analyses the crisis in Ukraine. It evaluates the lack of implementation of the Minsk agreements and argues that EU sanctions vis-à-vis Russia have to be maintained beyond July 2016. Recommendations are made with a view to overcoming the deadlock in the Ukraine crisis.