Virtual Roundtable “A Gulf apart: How Europe can gain influence with the Gulf Cooperation Council”

Europe and the Gulf 



Cinzia Bianco, Visiting Fellow, ECFR MENA Program

Franco Frattini, former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and former EU Commissioner; ECFR Council Member

Lapo Pistelli, Head of International Affairs at ENI, ECFR Council Member

Roberto Storaci, Chair of the Working Group on the Middle East and Gulf of the Council of Europe

Moderato da

Arturo Varvelli, Head of Rome office and Senior Policy Fellow

The discussion was focused on the present and future relations between European countries, the European Union and the Gulf monarchies and provided also an opportunity to analyse the geopolitical effects and consequences of the Covid19 crisis and the ongoing oil price war in the region.