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№10 (18), 1 July 2016  
Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-Italy

Ukraine and Italy have never been among the top foreign policy priorities for each other. Italy has traditionally been focused on the Mediterranean region, and Russia remains its strategic partner in Eastern Europe. Before the Revolution of Dignity and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Italy’s key interests towards Ukraine were associated with trade and investments.
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Progress through reforms: How to attract investments in Ukrainian extractive industries

The policy brief outlines why Ukraine’s present draft law on “Data Disclosure in Extractive Industries" represents nothing less than an overriding and indispensable measurement in pushing forward the reform process in the field.

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A reintegration policy for the occupied and uncontrolled territories: Can there be an alternative to the Minsk agreements?
 
The article argues that Ukraine needs to develop a “Plan B” to reintegrate certain territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
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Events in Ukraine (reports):
22.06.2016. Kyiv: Roundtable discussion by Razumkov Centre: “Reforming constitutional principles of the judiciary, human rights and freedoms: The current state and prospects”
29.06.2016. Kyiv: Media Club by Institute of World Policy: “How to get a visa-free regime with the EU this year?”
Upcoming events:
08.07.2016. Kyiv: Workshop for civil society representatives: "Finding solutions that work!"
12-14.07.2016. Odesa: Training course for NGOs: 
"Dialogue and media competences – a way to consolidate Ukraine’s society" Deadline to apply – July 4
What Brexit Means for Ukraine

The results of the British referendum are a big disappointment. Yet it will eventually be little more than a nuisance toward European nations’—including Ukraine’s—path to a united Europe.
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Ukraine Fears Political Consequences of Brexit Vote

Kyiv fears that the political consequences of the UK’s looming exit from the EU will be particularly negative for Ukraine. As international focus naturally shifts to the Brexit, attention is diverted away from the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and the problem of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.
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How Ukraine Can Open Its Door to NATO

Ukraine’s top priority needs to be its domestic policy. Success at home will determine the rest, including strengthening Ukraine’s partnership with NATO. To make a case that Kyiv is a reliable partner of the Alliance, it must first start to modernize all fields of government, military, and the private sector.
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Events in Brussels and the EU (reports)
17.06.2016. Brussels: Presentation by CEPS, SAIS and DGAP: “New approaches to resolve the conflict in Ukraine”
23.06.2016. Brussels: Seminar by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe: “Kremlin’s lies – EU’s response to disinformation”

 
Upcoming Events in Brussels and the EU:
04.07.2016. Brussels: “EU visa liberalisation: testing Ukraine’s migration policy”
08-10.07.2016. Berlin: “Local, regional, (trans-)national: New research on Eastern Europe” 
Researching endemic corruption on the country level: The case of Ukraine

Amsterdam, 17-18 June 2016 – Development Consultant of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Office in Brussels Oksana Huss co-organised and held the international interdisciplinary forum “How to research corruption?” The German informal network of KorrWiss junior corruption researches initiated the event.

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Ukrainian experts fight for Ukraine’s right to a visa-free regime

Brussels, 21 June 2016 – Olena Prystayko, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels, and Iryna Sushko, Executive Director of “Europe without Barriers” NGO, participated in the meeting of the Committee on the Ukraine – EU Parliamentary Association.
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Women In International Security discusses Ukraine’s crisis in Bonn

Bonn, Germany, 24 June 2016 – Women In International Security (WIIS) held a seminar on Ukraine’s crisis. Oksana Huss, Development Consultant of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels and a WIIS member, presented an overview of the current political situation and security challenges in Ukraine.
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Building Trust with Transparency
 
We are proud that two member organizations of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels – the Institute of World Policy and the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform – ranked among the most financially transparent think tanks in the world. Read Trasparify’s 2016 report “How Transparent are Think Tanks about Who Funds Them 2016?"
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