Posted: 21.10.2021 09:34:00

Is Greater Eurasian Partnership possible?

Scientists and experts will try to find an answer to this question at the 14th Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona

The meeting in Verona is scheduled for October 28th-29th and will be held in a mixed format: the in-person presence of delegates will complement the presentations by video link. The forum will be attended by members of governments, political and public figures, heads of major companies and financial organisations, as well as diplomats from different countries from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. The organisers of the event are the Conoscere Eurasia Association and the Roscongress Foundation.
During the online conference, the President of the Conoscere Eurasia Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Banca Intesa, Professor Antonio Fallico, said that significant attention in Verona will be paid to the development of reliable energy sources, alongside trade-economic co-operation in Greater Eurasia. Meetings of representatives of business circles are also expected on the fringes of the forum.
The two-day programme includes such current topics as ‘Development Strategy and Reliability of Energy Sources in the Global Ecological Transition’, ‘Greater Eurasian Partnership from the Atlantic to the Pacific: is it Possible?’, ‘Natural Gas and Green Economy’, ‘Ecological Transition and Circular Economy’, ‘New Challenges and Opportunities for the Financial and Banking Sector in a COVID-19 Pandemic’, ‘Technological Innovation and Digital Transition as Driving Forces for Inclusive and Sustainable Socioeconomic Development’.
Antonio Fallico noted that many countries are concerned about sustainable energy supply today,
“Alas, it is now fashionable to de-invest (not invest) in traditional sources, and this is a very negative factor. It leads to higher prices for raw materials, mainly for energy. I hope that the discussion at the Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona will be thorough, based on the realities of technological development and will not be subject to fashion and populism.”
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The Professor calls for orienting the economy for the benefit of people, “We are living in a pandemic, but in order to successfully get out of this situation, it’s necessary to radically change the neo-liberist model of economic development. A wise and realistic change is needed, taking into account the understanding of the limited resources of the planet and the importance of ethical, intellectual and social development of the human community.”
Professor Fallico also expressed his conviction that Belarus, in an alliance with Russia, can play a significant role in Greater Eurasia. In addition, the Conoscere Eurasia Association has an agreement with the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The cultural programme of the Verona forum provides for the opening of the photo exhibition Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia in the central square of Verona. It will describe the history of work of immigrants from Italy in Russia: from the builders of the Kremlin to the present day. There will also be a concert at the Philharmonic Theatre by the Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army named after A.V. Alexandrov.

By Marta Astreiko