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Potemkina Olga Yurievna

Potemkina Olga Yurievna
  • Scientific degree: Candidate of Science (Economics)
  • Education:
    Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of History
  • Position:
    Head of Department of European integration
  • Scope of scientific interests:
    European integration, EU migration policy; visa policy; fight against organised crime; EU Russia; EU-Russia relations
  • Major publications:
    After the Crisis: “A New Start” of the EU Migration Policy
    Contemporary Europe, 2019, No 6, pp.18-30
    The article deals with the new plans to improve the efficiency of the EU migration and asylum policies. The author analyzes the Commission's and the Council's strategic documents, the Visegrad leaders' joint statements, the European political parties' election manifestos in order to identify new ideas that can bring the migration policy to a new level in accordance with modern challenges.
    The Impact of COVID-19 on Freedom of Movement and Migration in the European Union. Scientific and Analytical Herald of IE RAS, 15(3), pp.89-94.
    The article analyses the consequences of internal border control introduction and closure of the EU external border due to Coronavirus pandemic. The author notes that the Commission's recommendations to Member States to impose restrictions on «non-essential trips» make an exception for persons in need of international protection. However, statistics show a decline in num-ber of asylum applications since March 2020 and the reluctance of member States to accept asylum-seekers, despite the Commission's call not to deny international protection to applicants for refugee status.
     Multilevel Governance of the EU Migration Policy
    Contemporary Europe, 2020, No 2(95), pp.100-110.
    The article deals with the EU migration policy regulation on several levels: supranational, national and subnational. By applying the concepts of multilevel governance and europeanisation, the author analyses the levels overlapping, as well as the contradictions arising among the actors involved in the process at different levels. The instruments of europeanisation – the European Funds that support migration and asylum, as well as the agencies - are analysed.
    Regulation of Social Networks in the Upcoming Elections to the European Parliament., Contemporary Europe, 2019, No 2(88), pp.50-61.
    The article deals with the EU’s activities regulating social networks, especially Facebook, and their impact on the upcoming elections to the European Parliament. Having analysed the European Parliament’s reaction on manipulation of Facebook users’ personal information by Cambridge Analytica, the author reveals serious MEP’s concerns of the election results, which can significantly change the balance in the European Parliament. The article also explores new tools for regulating activities of Internet companies and political parties on the eve of the elections. Emphasizing the growing influence of social networks on political processes, including pre - election ones, the author comes to the conclusion on the danger of overestimating the role of social media to the detriment of the real problems, which mostly determine the election results.
    European Parliament 2019: in the eve of the elections.
    Contemporary Europe, 18(4), pp.35-45.
    The article deals with intensive discussions on the principles of MEPs election and nomination of the European Commission’s President, which take place in two major EU institutions - European Council and Parliament. The author focuses on analysis of the most controversial initiatives - nomination of a Spitzenkandidat and the MEP’s “transnational lists”. Based on the debates in the European Council and the European Parliament, as well as on the EU Commission proposals, the author examines the positions of various political actors who will participate in the elections and influence the appointment of EU leaders.
    (for full list, see the bibliography in Russian)
    Selected publications in foreign languages
    Countering Transnational Security Threats: Prospects for EU-Russia Cooperation in an Era of Sanctions //Principled Pragmatism in Practice. The EU’s Policy towards Russia after Crimea. F.Bossuyt and P.van Elsuwege, eds. Brill/ Nijhoff, 2021, pp.257-276.
    European Union - Eurasian Economic Union: potential for cooperation//«The EU ‒ Russia: the way out or the way down?». O.Potemkina, ed.  Moscow, Institute of Europe - Egmont. Royal Institute for International Relations , 2018, pp. 40-46
    Russia and the Common Space of Freedom, Security and Justice. Brussels: European Parliament, Directorate General for Internal Policy and Constitutional Affairs, 2013. 38 p. (co-author with Raül Hernández i Sagrera).
    EU-Russia Cooperation on the Common Space of Freedom, Security and Justice? A Challenge or an Opportunity? // European Security. 2010. Vol.19. Issue 4, December 2010.
    EU and Russia in Search of Strategic Partnership // European Integration without EU Membership: Models, Experiences, Perspectives. Florence: European Union Institute, Max Weber Working Papers, 2009. - P.47-59.
    EU-Russia cooperation in Justice and Home Affairs. The EU-Russia Review, N 2, Brussels, November 2006.
    A 'Friendly' Schengen Border and Illegal Migration: The Case of the EU and its Direct Neighborhood//”Soft or Hard Borders? Managing the Divide in an Enlarged Europe”, ed. By Joan DeBardeleben ed., Ashgate Publishing Co, 2005.
    Russia’s Engagement with the JHA and the Question of Trust. Brussels: CEPS, 2002. 12 p.
    Ramifications of Enlargement on the EU-Russia Relations and the Schengen Regime // Justice and Home Affairs in the EU. Liberty and Security Issues after Enlargement, ed. by J.Apap// Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004.
    Some Ramifications of Enlargement on the EU-Russia Relations and the Schengen Regime,  
    “European Journal of Migration and Law”, No. 5, 2003, Kluwer Law International, Netherlands.
    EU-Russia Cooperation in Justice and Home Affairs in the Context of Enlargement. Louvaine-la Neuve: Louvaine-la Neuve Université, 2002. 22 p.

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    • English, French
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