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European and Eurasian integration: possibilities for a new interface


On 1 June 2017, AEB representatives participated in the panel session “European and Eurasian integration: possibilities for a new interface” during St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. 

Among the panelists were: Antonio Fallico, President, Conoscere Eurasia Association; Chairman, Board of Directors, Banca Intesa; Vache Gabrielian, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of International Economic Integration and Reform of the Republic of Armenia; Sergey Karaganov, Dean, School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Honorary Chairman of the Presidium, Council on Foreign and Defence Policy; Viktor Khristenko, President, Business Council, Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU); Alexander Machkevitch, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Eurasian Resources Group S.a.r.l. (ERG); Philippe Pegorier, President, Alstom Russia; Member of the Board, Association of European Businesses (AEB). Among front row participants were: Grigory Rapota, Secretary of State, The Standing Committee of the Union State; Frank Schauff, Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses; Jean-Pierre Thomas, President, Thomas Vendome Investment; Evgeny Vinokurov, Director, Centre for Integration Studies, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB). Tigran Sargsyan, Chairman of the Board, Eurasian Economic Commission moderated the event.

The AEB representatives shared European experience, especially in the questions of parallel imports and intellectual property. AEB CEO Frank Schauff and AEB Board member Philippe Pegorier noted that many of the Association's committees are cooperating with the EAE on sectoral issues, offering their expert advice.