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International Conference "The New European Policy: from Words to Actions"

03:36 15.05.14
IWP held a large-scale conference on relations between Ukraine and the European Union on the 15th of May.

It is the largest annual conference in Kiev on Ukraine's relations with the EU organized in partnership with the MFA of Ukraine.

Speakers: acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine Andriy Deshchitsa, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Ian Tombinski, First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Inna Emelyanovà, senior fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations Andrew Wilson, chairman of the European Stability Initiative (ESI) Gerald Knaus, EBA President Tomas Fiala and others.

The participants discussed the first results of Ukraine–EU political association, Ukraine’s readiness to sign EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, and introduction of the visa-free regime with EU.

Acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine Andriy Deshchitsa

Director of the Institute of World Policy Alyona Getmanchuk and Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Ian Tombinski

Acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine Andriy Deshchitsa and expert of the European Council on Foreign Relations Andrew Wilson

Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Ian Tombinski

Deputy Director General of the Razumkov Centre Valeriy Chaly

Government Authorized Representative for European Integration Valerii Piatnytskyi

Volodymyr Ohryzko, Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007-2009)

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ukraine Kees Klompenhouwer

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic in Ukraine John Pochuh and President of the European Business Association Tomas Fiala

Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Ihor Shvaika speaking

Ex-member of Ukrainian team of negotiators on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and DCFTA Taras Kachka speaking

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrii Olefirov

First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Inna Emelyanova

Head of the Civic organization «Europe without Barriers» Iryna Sushko, Deputy Chairman of Migration Service of Ukraine Tatiana Nikitina, and Ambassador of Czech Republic Ivan Pochuh

Country Director of Pact in Ukraine Roland Kovats

The event was also attended by the experts from the most influential European think tanks who have been invited to Kyiv by the Institute of World Policy. The purpose of European think-tanks’ meeting is to give them firsthand information about situation in Ukraine. Some of the think-tanks which joined the initiative: Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) (Brussels), Chatham House (London), CIDOB (Barcelona), Centre for International Affairs, (Barcelona), Ifri (Institut français des relations internationales) (Paris), German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) (Berlin) and others.

The project “New European Policy” is conducted with the support of the “Ukraine National Initiatives to Enhance Reforms” (UNITER) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Pact.

Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-Hungary
20 April, 2016
The discussion paper was written by Ivan Medynskyi, research fellow at the Institute of World Policy, and Bence Kapcsos, invited Hungarian expert.
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