This working group will assess the current global challenges on which the EU and Russia need to work together, pooling their diplomatic and intellectual resources to resolve contentious issues. How can the EU and Russia overcome differences of style and substance to forge more understanding between themselves and act more in concert on the international stage? How can Brussels and Moscow best approach divergences such as EU and NATO enlargement? What does each side expect from the other in terms of engagement in multilateral fora including the UN and WTO? How can the EU and Russia best develop their shared interest in security and anti-terrorism issues? How can each support the other to tackle corruption and money-laundering? How does Russia’s new generation of aspiring politicians see the development of a mutually supportive foreign policy relationship in the future? The working group will set out its vision for a collaborative relationship based on shared challenges and an end to distrust.
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