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The Association of European Businesses represents and promotes the interests of European companies conducting business in and with the Russian Federation.

The AEB carries out activities to improve the Russian business and trade environment and to promote economic integration and partnership between the Russian Federation and the European Union.

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On 26 March 2015, the VI Northern Dimension Forum jointly organised by the Association of European Businesses and Northern Dimension Business Council started in Saint Petersburg. During the opening session welcome speeches were delivered by: Alexey Mordashov, Chief Executive Officer, AO “Severstal Management”; Co-Chairman of the Northern Dimension Business Council (NDBC); Mikael Aro, President and CEO, VR-Group; Vladimir Bulavin, Plenipotentiary Presidential Representative in the North-Western Federal District; Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of St.Petersburg; Vladimir Goshin, Member of Board (Minister) for Customs Cooperation, Eurasian Economic Commission; Ivan Soltanovsky, Head of Department of European Cooperation, RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Sven-Olov Carlsson, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to the Russian Federation; Philippe Pegorier, Chairman of the Board, the Association of European Businesses (AEB), President, Alstom (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus). Frank Schauff, Chief Executive Officer, the Association of European Businesses, moderated the inauguration ceremony.

The VII Northern Dimension Forum will be held by 7 April, 2016

VI Northern Dimension Forum
The Chairman of the AEB Board Mr. Philippe Pegorier was awarded the pin "for strengthening the sporting community" by Dynamo Association
Dynamo Association  noted his significant contribution to the development of the Dynamo movement, strengthening cooperation with the club Dynamo.

Annual Congress of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

On 19 March 2015 the Chairman of the AEB Board Philippe Pegorier participated in the Annual Congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin made a welcome speech. He announced the expansion of liberties for business. “The further expansion of liberties for business is the best response to all of the external challenges and limitations. That is why we will be sure to continue to create favorable conditions for those people who are willing to invest in the domestic economy and industry so as to develop modern technologies and create jobs”, said Mr. Putin.



Annual Congress of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

On 19—20 March 2015, the Containers Management Scheme Internal Workshop for Pilot Projects Coordinators was held in Thessaloniki, Greece. The workshop, organised by the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA), united representatives from Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Russia. Tatiana Belousovich, AEB GR Manager for Crop Protection and Seeds, participated in this workshop. She delivered a presentation on the Main Achievements & Obstacles of the CMS Pilot Project in Russia conducted by the Association of European Businesses and the Russian Union of Crop Protection Producers.

Tatiana Belousovich, AEB GR Manager for Crop Protection and Seeds, and participants of the event

Containers Management Scheme Internal Workshop for Pilot Projects Coordinators

On 19 March 2015, Environmental Sub-Committee of the AEB Safety, Health, Environment and Security Committee held the round table “New waste management regulation and its impact on business”. The event was attended by more than 100 guests and was very welcomed by the companies involved. The participants were invited to take part in a discussion on the new bylaws prepared by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and listen to the reports on different industries waste recycling experience in the European countries.

L—R: Denis Lim, Associate, Baker & McKenzie; Max Gutbrod, Partner, Baker & McKenzie; Nikolay Nefediev, Deputy Director of the Department for state policy and regulation in environment protection, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation; Mikhail Divovich, Chairman of the Environmental Sub-Committee of the AEB Safety, Health, Environment and Security Committee, General Director, ECOTEAM; Julia Zakharova, Senior Associate, Pepeliaev Group; Frank Schauff, AEB CEO.

Round Table “New waste management regulation and its impact on business”

AEB delegation visited European Institutions in Brussels

The Board of the Association of European Businesses led by Philippe Pegorier, Chairman of the Board and Dr. Frank Schauff, AEB CEO, visited Brussels on 16-18 March 2015.

During this traditional yearly trip, Board members voiced to the European authorities the concerns of the European businesses with regard current EU-Russia relations, Ukraine-related sanctions and other issues at stake such as import substitution, parallel imports, waste management and Russian Federal Law on personal data protection. They advocated the removal of both the economic and the financial sanctions and stressed the need for a renewed EU strategy towards Russia. 


AEB delegation visited European Institutions in Brussels
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