Europe in the World

Russia on the eve of the G8 summit

10 July 2006
Fraser Cameron (Senior Adviser to EPC on international programmes)

Ahead of this weekend’s meeting of G8 leaders in St Petersburg, the spotlight is shining brightly on Russia’s foreign and domestic policies. This Policy Brief by EPC Senior Adviser Fraser Cameron argues that the EU has a long-term interest in a stable, peaceful, democratic Russia and what it needs, above all, is a united approach: neither blind Russia-bashing, nor supine acquiescence, but a sustained commitment to a relationship which strikes the right balance between rapprochement and distance.

Russia on the eve of the G8 summit

In this programme


Programme Team

Head of Europe in the World programme and Senior Fellow

Giovanni Grevi

Researcher in EU energy and climate policy, Institute of European Studies, Free University of Brussels

Marco Giuli

Senior Policy Analysts

Paul Ivan
Amanda Paul

Junior Policy Analyst

Ivano di Carlo

Programme Assistant

Marco Zeiss