Eurasia Space: Debate at SPIEF 2018 with Peter Lavelle

Eurasia, uniting the East and the West, enjoys a unique geoeconomic position. It is widely believed that Eurasian economies will become the next growth engine for the global economy, advancing economic cooperation between Europe, Northeast Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. In order to facilitate logistics, trade, and related economic processes, Eurasia’s size demands the creation of unified regulatory systems for economic activities and the establishment of common digital and logistics platforms. Integration processes on the Eurasian continent could therefore have a major impact on the growth trajectory of the global economy. In the present context, how can ‘Greater Eurasia’, stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, become a space for collaboration? What might serve as the key drivers for accelerated Eurasian economic integration, and what are the main areas of common interest? What are the key pros and cons of integration as seen by partners in the East and the West, and what benefits have the existing integration processes offered Eurasian economies? What is their role in advancing integration, and what is the strategic potential of multilateral, trans-Eurasian economic cooperation?

Sergey Karaganov, Dean, Higher School of Economics
Klaus Mangold, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, TUI
Philippe Pegorier, President for Russia and CIS, Alstom; Member of the Board, Association of European Businesses (AEB)
Aleksey Pushkov, Chairman of the Commission of the Federation Council on Information Policy
Jean-Pierre Thomas, President, Thomas Vendome Investment
Antonio Fallico, President, Conoscere Eurasia Association; Chairman, Board of Directors, Banca Intesa
Alexey Chekunkov, Chief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
Front row participant
Xu Sitao, Chief Economist, Partner, Deloitte, China

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Economic impact of migrant crises (Panel discussion at St Pete Intl Forum)

As the International Economic Forum kicks off in St. Petersburg, RT’s Peter Lаvelle is ready to delve into the world’s most acute agenda.

The massive influx of refugees from the Middle East and Central Asia has become a major international challenge, threatening the political fortunes of a number of individual EU heads of government and straining the Union’s core foundations.

But Europe is not alone in confronting a backlash to immigration; in the US the influx of the Latino population has increased xenophobia and reshaped the body politic, while regional economies such as Turkey and Jordan must manage the flood of huge minority populations.

What policies must be implemented to create a sensible and sustainable immigration plan for each of these economies, turning what is presently viewed as a crisis into a potential economic growth opportunity? What is at stake for the rest of the world if these crises continue unabated?

Panelists:
Ben Aris, Editor-in-Chief, Business New Europe
Yaroslav Lissovolik, Chief Economist, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Alexander Mercouris, International Law Expert
Xavier Moreau, Founder, Centre of Political-Strategic Analysis STRATPOL
Jim Rogers, Chairman, Beeland Interests Inc
Stefan Schaible, Partner, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Roland Berger
Frank Schauff, Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation
Andy Xie, Independent Economist

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