Climate change, waste, human impact on environment, but also art and green economy are the main topics of the 10th ECOCUP Film Festival that is taking place on 15 – 18 November in Saint Petersburg and on 19 – 24 November in Moscow.
At the request of the Ministry of Justice, courts in the Russian Federation have recently ruled to dissolve the movement For Human Rights, which is one of the oldest human rights organisations in the country, and the Centr
The Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation is bringing together leading economic experts from the EU and Russia to a seminar “Russian Economy at the Crossroads: How to Boost Long-Term Growth” on 7 November 2019 in Moscow. The event will be opened by EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer, and the keynote speech will be delivered by Alexander Morozov, Director of research and forecasting at the Central Bank of Russia.
Freedom of expression, in all its forms, is the very essence of democracy. Only with a thriving, free and independent media landscape, we can hold governments, businesses and society at large accountable. And precisely for this fundamental right, far too often, journalists and media workers are attacked, persecuted, harassed, or intimidated for carrying out their work. Most journalists are not wounded in the heat of war coverage, but suffer violence in our immediate surroundings. In 2018 alone, 94 journalists and media staff were killed in work-related incidents as reported by the International Federation of Journalists. Hundreds more have been subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention without ever having been tried in a court.
The EU-Russia Expert Network on foreign policy (EUREN) will meet in Moscow on 31 October – 1 November to discuss how the EU and Russia interact in multilateral contexts. The two-day event will be hosted by the Russian International Affairs Council in Moscow.