EDINBURGH (Sputnik), Mark Hirst — In March, EU Ambassador to Russia Vygaudas Usackas said that Juncker had been invited to participate in SPIEF.
"There is a conference in St. Petersburg in three weeks time between the EU President and President Putin that could unlock some future negotiations," Hogan said, speaking about possible thaw in EU relations with Russia.
He added that the European Union would like to see normalization of trade between Brussels and Moscow.
The SPIEF is an international economics and business event, which attracts politicians, entrepreneurs, scientists and media to discuss the most significant issues for Russia and the global community. The next SPIEF forum is scheduled for June 16-18.