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First Euro-BRICS Online Discussion – The impact of the Ukrainian crisis on Euro-BRICS, Euro-U.S. and BRICS’ relations

First Euro-BRICS Online Discussion, May27th  2014   (online) Organised by LEAP with the technical support of FEFAP

 

‘The impact of the Ukrainian crisis on Euro-BRICS, Euro-U.S. and BRICS’ relations –

A Euro-BRICS exchange of views on the Ukrainian crisis with a view to possible solutions’

The Ukrainian crisis and the way it has been handled by the main protagonists triggered a dramatic escalation of tensions that do not seem to find a solution two months after the Ukrainian government was overthrown.

In 2009, the Euro-BRICS project bet on the idea that an independent Europe and a fluid Euro-Russian relation were key in the emergence of a multipolar world. Indeed we can see today that, with a Europe cutting itself from BRICS’ dynamics, the world is already heading to bipolarity structured around a fundamental antagonism between the West and the BRICS.

LEAP is therefore extremely concerned by the current evolutions which no one in Europe seems capable/willing of unreeling and LEAP wishes to capitalize on its Euro-BRICS network of experts by launching  a series of Euro-BRICS discussions on the « The impact of the Ukrainian crisis on Euro-BRICS, Euro-U.S. and BRICS’ relations – A Euro-BRICS exchange of views on the Ukrainian crisis with a view to possible solutions ».

The first Discussion of this series will take place on May 27th 2014 (local time in participating time zones is mentioned below). It will consist of a very open and solution-oriented discussion, based on a series of short presentations of various positions, followed by a wrap discussion.

Time and date :  Tuesday May 27th 2014 

City                                                     Local time                 Time zone                

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)                           08:00 – 09.30             BRT

Paris (France)                                            13:00 – 14.30             CEST

Cape Town (South Africa)                   13:00 – 14.30             SAST

Moscow (Russia)                                 15:00 – 16.30             MSK

Delhi (India)                                         16:30 – 18.00             IST

Shanghai (China)                                 19:00 – 20.30             CST