This volume contains contributions presented at the Internatio-nal Seminar that took place on December 19th, 2012 and was organised by the Department for European Studies of the Institute of Europe RAS with the support of the RAS Presidium. Experts from Latvia, Belarus and Ukraine, officials from the MFA RF, representa-tives of the EU Member states embassies, NGOs and media as well as researchers from the Institute of Europe took part in the Seminar. The participants were asked to formulate Russia’s anxieties and ex-pectations in its relations with the EU in economic, political and se-curity spheres. Most papers presented in the volume conclude that there is no alternative than to further develop the ongoing dialog with the EU. Concrete tasks of the broad cooperation agenda in economy, justice and security, science and culture make both sides look for the reasonable compromise in the dialog even if their interests and guiding principles differ.