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165th Bergedorf Round Table

“Friends, Foes or None of the Above? Russia and Europe in a New Age of Uncertainty”

in Saint Petersburg, 21-23 May 2017

In the past few years, we have witnessed the disintegration of the existing European security order and the return of geopolitics to the continent, triggering a deep crisis in Russian-European relations. This, along with doubts about the continued US commitment to European security and rifts within the European Union, has altered the strategic landscape of the continent. It is unclear what this new age of uncertainty will mean for relations between Russia and Europe.

The participants of the 165th Bergedorf Round Table, which was held in cooperation with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in Saint Petersburg from 21-23 May 2017, examined the trajectory of the relationship between Russia and Europe in light of the new geopolitical coordinates. How will it be affected by Washington’s stance on European security? Will it continue along a confrontational path, or will it take a different course? How will Russia and Europe adapt their respective policies? In which areas is cooperation still possible?

List of Participants

Conversation with Judy Dempsey and Andrey Kortunov about the results of the Bergedorf Round Table (Moderator: Nora Müller)

Assessment by Norbert Röttgen, Tatjana Romanowa, Interview with Gwendolyn Sasse, Dominik P. Jankowski and Vadym Triukhan

“Moskaus Schmerzgrenze” – Op-ed by Michael Thumann (ZEIT, 2 June 2017 – in German)

  • St. Isaac’s Square    
  • Michael Fuchs, Norbert Röttgen and Olaf Scholz, former Imperial German Embassy in Saint Petersburg    
  • Welcoming of Governor Poltavchenko by Olaf Scholz, First Mayor of Hamburg    
  • Opening of the 165th Bergedorf Round Table    
  • Thomas Paulsen, Georgy Poltawtschenko, Olaf Scholz, Alexey Meshkov    
  • Opening of the 165th Bergedorf Round Table    
  • Georgy Poltavchenko, Olaf Scholz, Alexey Meshkov    
  • Stefanie Babst    
  • Igor Morozov, Norbert Röttgen, Oleksandr Chalyi, Judy Dempsey    
  • Liana Fix, Vadym Triukhan, Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica, Sergey Utkin    
  • Tatiana Romanova, Gwendolyn Sasse, Andrey Melville, Kadri Liik    
  • Ralf Beste, Richard Burt, Igor Morozov    
  • 165th Bergedorf Round Table in the Throne Room of former Imperial German Embassy in Saint Petersburg    
  • Marieluise Beck, Ralf Beste    
  • Alexander Dynkin, Alexandre Escorcia, Liana Fix, Vadym Triukhan, Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica    
  • Richard Burt, Igor Morozov, Norbert Röttgen    
  • Tatiana Romanova, Gwendolyn Sasse    
  • Vadym Triukhan, Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica, Sergey Utkin, Eric Gujer, Kathy Leach, Dominik Jankowski, Andreas Michaelis    
  • Dominik Jankowski, Alexandre Escorcia, Thomas Paulsen, Eric Gujer, Norbert Röttgen, Wolfgang Schmidt    
  • Photos: Maria Andreeva

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