The transatlantic relations seem to be severely disturbed and the actual US sanctions against Russia will also lead to heavy losses to the Western European economy.The European system is hurt by Brexit, Catalonia and other populist tendencies.Last but not least the increasing tensions in Asia and the dominant position of China there lead to the conviction: we have to talk!
Marieluise Beck, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Member of Parliament and Speaker Eastern European Politics until 2017, Steering Committee Petersburger Dialog
Alexey A. Gromyko, Director Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Sergey I. Kislyak, Deputy Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee of the Council of the Russian Federation, Ambassador to the United States until 2017
Wolfgang Koydl, Editor Schweizer Weltwoche, former Office Manager DPA Moscow, Deputy Head Foreign Politics Süddeutsche Zeitung
Dr. Rainer Stinner, FDP, Member of Parliament , Head Foreign Affairs Committee und Deputy Member Defense Committee until 2013