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№13 (21), 15 September 2016  

Policy Brief Behind Ukraine’s Energy Transition: Overcoming Key Challenges. Dixi Group.

Ukraine tries to pass key reforms of the gas market. However, some major obstacles, like dependence on Russian gas or oligarch control still remain. The paper aims to discuss current situation and potential developments within the gas sector.

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Deepening EU-Ukrainian Relations: What, why and how? Institute of the economic research and policy consulting.

Legal approximation of Ukraine towards the EU is a must. The expert group prepared a clear and simple handbook explaining all parts of the Association Agreement. While moving towards the EU we shall understand our obligations, current situation and potential challenges.

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What Do Ukrainians Think about their Country’s Foreign Policy?

The vast majority of citizens of Ukraine believe that Ukraine’s foreign policy requires changes. When asked to choose a role model for Ukraine’s foreign policy, most respondents choose one of the EU and/or NATO member states.

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The Institute of World Policy prepared series of infographics analysing 2 years of the Minsk Protocol.
Events in Ukraine (reports):
 
07.09.2016.  Kyiv: Discussion by the Institute of World Policy: EU interventions in Ukraine's conflict settlement
08.08.2016. Kyiv: Press - conference by Europe without Barriers: “Situation on visa-liberalisation for Ukraine looks optimistic for Ukraine”
08.08.2016.  Kyiv: Press - briefing by Dixi Group: Association Agreement: summer (without) reform
08.08.2016. Kyiv: Press - breakfast by Detector Media: Press-breakfast: Judicial reform: expectations and possible scenarios

14.09.2016. Kyiv: Discussion by the Institute of World Policy: "How Ukrainian foreign policy shall look like"
Upcoming events:
15-16.09.2016. Kyiv: Workshop by Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Fund: "Strengthening Ukrainian Think Tanks: Institutional Capacity Building and Empowering Cooperation with Partners from the EU"
19.09.2016. Kyiv: Discussion by the Institute of World Policy: What should be the Strategy of Ukraine after Brexit?
The Top Ten Things Ukraine’s Parliament Needs to Do This Fall

Over the last two and a half years, Ukraine has channeled the energy of the Euromaidan protests into building a new state, and has achieved a number of major accomplishments. The article gives on overview of the reforms which Ukraine shall focus on.

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Ukraine and Europe – A short guide

The new relationship between Ukraine and the European Union is the focus of this accessible, non-technical short guide. This relationship is based on a complex treaty: an Association Agreement with extensive political, economic and legal content, signed and entering into force provisionally in 2014 (in 2016 for a trade part). 

 

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Judy Asks: Can Ukraine Turn the Corner

A selection of experts answer a single question on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

"Despite talk of oligarchs, the country’s (lack of) reforms, or Russian aggression, change has come and will continue to come from the Ukrainian people."

 
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Events in Brussels and the EU (reports) :
14.09.2016. Brussels:Conference by Wilfred Martens Centre "How Russia promotes its interests through non-profits and the private sector"
 
Upcoming events :
Workshop: Strengthening Ukrainian Think Tanks: Institutional Capacity Building and Empowering Cooperation with Partners from the EU

On September 15-16th, the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Fund, member of the Office, will hold a workshop “Strengthening Ukrainian Think Tanks: Institutional Capacity Building and Empowering Cooperation with Partners from the EU”. The event will take place in Kyiv.

The workshop brings together experts from representing experienced pool of experts in order to discuss best practices of  operating think tanks. The workshop aims to discuss such elements as advocacy, fundraising and PR.

Dr. Olena Prystayko, Executive Director of the Office will hold session Advocacy and Work with EU-Institutions.

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Olena Prystayko, the Executive Director of the Office, commented Deutsche Welle on the impact of Brexit on the visa-liberalisation for Ukraine.

"The EU is following the reforms in Ukraine and this is going to be one of the decisive factors for providing visa-liberalisation to Ukraine"
Як вплине Brexit на безвізовий режим для України? (27.06.2016)
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