Politics VS Economics. What is More Important in the New Reality?
September 10th 2021, 14:30-16:00
The global economy is currently experiencing many contradictory processes: the pandemic crisis and new technologies development, protectionism and liberalization of trade and investment regimes, stagnation of some industries, and rapid growth of others.

Political decisions can both facilitate and impede international activity. Today, as the world recovers from the economic consequences of the crisis, it is important to return business cooperation to a growth trajectory.

  • How to find the right balance between politics and economics?
  • How to consider the interests of countries, international companies, small and medium-sized businesses, and consumers?
  • How can we build an effective system for responding to external political risks and barriers?


Artem Malgin, Vice Rector for General Affairs at MGIMO University of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Invited speakers:

Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation;

Robert Gerschner, Chargé d'Affaires a.i of the Republic of Austria to the Russian Federation;

Antti Helantera, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Finland to the Russian Federation;

Atanas Krastin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Russian Federation;

Pascal Lorot, President of the Institut Choiseul;

Mikhail Makarov, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the French Republic;

Malena Mård, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Russian Federation;

Daniel Russell, President and CEO of the U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC);

Boris Titov, Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights of the Russian Federation;

Johan Vanderplaetse, Chairman of the Association of European Business, President for Russia and CIS at Schneider Electric;

Mikhail Vinogradov, President of the St. Petersburg Politics Foundation.