"More dialogue with Russian Federation" by Stefanie Schiffer

Berlin, 21 November 2015

Stefanie Schiffer, executive director of the European Exchange gGmbH and board member of the Petersburg Dialogue writes in the "Tagesspiegel" about the Petersburg Dialogue, the role of civil societies and points out the problems between the Russian and German sides. “The Petersburg Dialogue was opened by the German side - that's good”, - says Stefanie Schiffer. “Nevertheless, the Petersburg Dialogue is much overrated. Generally, it fails to reach Russian society, repressions against independent media and NGOs go on unabated. It is of great importance to make Russian society understand and realize its interests in the rule of law.”

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