This afternoon, JDI France had the pleasure to visit the prestigious European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) for a background talk with Nicu Popescu, Director for Wider Europe covering Russia, the Eastern Partnership countries, the Western Balkans and Turkey. . We had a fruitful discussion about the status of relations between Russia and the EU, the development of European dependency on Russian energy resources, as well as the implications and future of Western sanctions against Russia. . JDI France want to thank Mr. Popescu for his time and the whole staff of ECFR Paris for having us. Special thanks to Leonard Pledl to organise this event. We also thank all our attendees for their active engagement and look forward to our next event – the visit to the Embassy of Jordan.