Moscow Times: Foreign Firms Seek Level Playing Field in Russia’s Coronavirus Response

25 May 2020
In his first interview, the new head of the Association of European Businesses told The Moscow Times that the Kremlin should not ignore foreign economic contributions.
The year 2020 was supposed to be one of celebration for the Association of European Businesses (AEB), as the main lobbying organization for foreign companies and investors in Russia is turning 25.
Instead, just three weeks into the job, new chief executive Tadzio Schilling has found himself trying to navigate the AEB’s 500-plus members through the most complicated and potentially devastating economic crisis in the organization’s history.
“The stakes are high,” the 42 year old, who replaced long-serving Frank Schauff at the head of the AEB at the beginning of May told The Moscow Times in his first interview in the role.