On the 27th of September RPR-PARNAS party and ALDE Party held the international conference "Russia and the European Union in the global world today" in Moscow. The seminar gathered together over 120 politologists, economists, public activists and diplomats. It was opened by the Leader of PDU, Co-Leader of PRP-PARNAS Mikhail Kasyanov and the ALDE Group Leader Guy Verhofstadt. The panelists included MEP Kristiina Ojuland, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Russia Michael Webb, Co-Leader of RPR-PARNAS Vladimir Ryzhkov, Chairperson of the Moscow Helsinki Group Ludmila Alekseeva, former Minister of the Interior of Germany Gerhart Baum.
The conference discussed issues of global security with a special emphasis on Syria, the current relationship between the EU and Russia in terms of their strategic and tactical interests and the situation with human rights in Russia.