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BREC Director, Marat Terterov contributes to House of Lords report on EU-Russia relations

18 March 2015


HOUSE OF LORDS, European Union Committee, 6th Report of Sess ion 2014–15

"The EU and Russia: before and beyond the crisis in Ukraine"


Mr. Terterov's quotes from the Report:


113. Dr Marat Terterov, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Brussels Energy Club, explained the Russian perception that if there were a pro-West and pro-American government in Ukraine, there would be a “genuine ri sk that Sevastopol could host NATO vessels.”


156. Dr Terterov said that the EU did not have a strategy towards Russia, but rather strategies for the neighbourhood countries which “de facto” became the Russia strategy


266. Dr Marat Terterov, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Brussels Energy Club, also considered it impossible that Russia would accept CrReferringa state distinct from Russia.


335. Referring to Lisbon to Vladivostok—common economic space: Dr Marat Terterov, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Brussels Energy Club, said that while the idea might “be a bit of pipe dream”, if the EU started to create the perception that it was “trying to move in that direction, I guarantee that it will change the chemistry in our relationship with Russia.”

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