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№5, 3 November 2015  
Local Elections: Interim Observation Results
In this material, OPORA provides preliminary assessment of the electoral process during the recent local elections in Ukraine on 25 October 2015. 

Prospective on Ukraine Crisis. A Trilateral Approach

The study maps out possible scenarios of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. It addresses each possibility in order to avoid strategic surprise if an uncharted event will occur.
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How the West Can Help Ukraine to Insure Foreign Direct Investment Against Political Risks
In his analytical article, Andreas Umland reflects on foreign direct investments in Ukraine as a mean to diminish Russian impact on Ukraine and to resolve the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
Ihor Burakovsky, Institute of Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Ukraine,
"Reforms in Ukraine"
 Interview with Prof. Ihor Burakovsky, IER
Ukraine Forum, Chatham House 
Events in Ukraine (reports):
30.10.2015. Kyiv, Razumkov Centre Roundtable: "Ukraine’s party system before and after the Maidan: Changes, trends, and public demands"
27.10.2015. Kyiv, IER Seminar: "World Trade System: Influence of WTO and the EU on the Ukrainian business"
23.10.2015. Kyiv, IWP Discussion: “How EU helps Ukraine in reformation of security sector?”
Upcoming events:
Supporting Ukraine’s Difficult Path Towards Reforms
The paper addresses the question of Ukraine`s reforms by reviewing post-Maidan reform progress, assessing the European Union`s current support of reforms and identifying what the latter could do to enhance this progress.
The Migration of Ukrainians in Times of Crisis
This report analyzes the trends and dynamics of migration of the Ukrainians after the annexation of Crimea and outbreak of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainians Look to the West – Policy Assessment and Expectations
This study presents an opinion of Ukrainian people about the ties of Ukraine with the EU, NATO and Russia. It analyses how the Ukrainians assess pro-European course of Ukraine and Ukraine`s reforms.

Events in Brussels and the EU (reports):
6.10.2015. Brussels, Carnegie Europe Discussion: "Reforms in Ukraine are moving forward but are not fast enough"
20.10.2015. Brussels, CEPS Conference: What Russia wants and how the West should respond”
Upcoming Events in Brussels and the EU:
New Project: Improving Communication Capacity of Ukrainian Think Tanks
From 1 November 2015, Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels began implementing part of the project “Improving the communications capacity of the grantees of the Think Tank Development Initiative”, supported by the Think Tank Fund, Open Society Foundations (Budapest, Hungary), SIDA and the International Renaissance Foundation (Kyiv, Ukraine).
  The Office is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation 
 Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels, © 2015
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