AMO cordially invites you to the debate on Russia on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:45 during the 9th International Symposium “Czech Foreign Policy” organized by the Institute of International Relations Prague.
Three years after the occupation of Crimea and the beginning of the war in the East of Ukraine, the Czech relationship with Russia remains unclarified. On the one hand, the Czech Republic follows all the EU sanction mechanisms and in its conceptual documents, it defines Russia as an actor who is fundamentally responsible for the destabilization of European security. On the other hand, the Czech Republic advocates convergence with Russia in the area of business. Additionally, during the talks with Vladimir Putin in China, President Miloš Zeman presented a plan to create a Czech-Russian discussion forum. Can these two approaches continue to be combined? What should be the pillars of relations between the Czech Republic and Russia? What tasks in this area should the next government put on its to-do list?
- Vít Dostál, AMO
- Jakub Dürr, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
- Barbora Chrzová, Prague Security Studies Institute
- Rostislav Valvoda, Prague Civil Society Centre
- Vlaďka Votavová, AMO