A co-operative approach by Germany towards sanctions will be crucial for a clear EU message in the next few days
Friedrich Ebert Foundation and ECFR Public Panel Debate
Following events in Crimea, three worrying scenarios are conveivable, including a future with more military interventions. To minismise the chance of this happening, Russia's actions have to be met more than just diplomatic signals.
China could reap a strategic benefit from almost every possible outcome of the Ukraine crisis, and has begun to prepare for all these scenarios
Mr Pivovarsky and Mr Voloboev will lead a discussion on recent events in Ukraine following the Eastern Partnership Vilnius Summit in November 2013 and their repercussions for the Ukrainian economy, including the role the European Union and Russia should play
The key challenge for the West is to deter any possible Russian action in Eastern Ukraine, and pursue a twin-track policy aimed at de-escalation
The EU should shift from a reactive diplomacy and crisis management to sustained engagement and nation-building