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№6, 16 November 2015  

How Do EU Citizens Perceive The War in Eastern Ukraine?

The survey analyzes how the citizens of 8 EU member states (Spain, Italy, Poland, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Sweden) understand Russia-Ukraine conflict.
How Do the Offices of Reforms Engage the Public in the Processes of Community Coalescence
In her analytical article, Mariia Dzyupyn analyzes how civil society engages into discussion, planning, and implementation of the decentralization reform in Ukraine.
"EU-Ukraine: Reforms and Political Stability"
 Participation of DIF's experts in the International Conference
Events in Ukraine (reports):
11.11.2015. Kyiv, Razumkov Centre Presentation: “Ukrainian Version of the SIPRI Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security”
10.11.2015. Odesa, Institute of World Policy: "International Exhibition of Political Cartoons"
Upcoming events:
26-27.11.2015. Kyiv, UCIPR Training: "How to Influence Local Government" 
The Militarization of Crimea under Russian Occupation
In his issue brief, Crimean activist Andrii Klymenko explains how the Kremlin has moved to tighten its grip on Crimea as the world turns its focus toward Syria. 
Letter from Kiev
In his article, Mikhail Minakov gives an overview of how the EU's foreign policy towards Ukraine is viewed by the citizens of Ukraine.
Russophobia in the Kremlin’s Strategy. A Weapon of Mass Destruction
A study analyzes how the image of Russophobic countries helps to shape neo-imperial political identity in Russia and restores psychological comfort of Russian citizens in the face of the failure of the Kremlin (as in Ukraine, for example).
Events in Brussels and the EU (reports):
2.11.2015. Brussels, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies Seminar: "Caught in The Act: Russia and the (Non)-Implementation of the Minsk II Agreement"
Upcoming Events in Brussels and the EU:
To Be or Not to Be: Visa Liberalization
Ahead of the vote by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the legislature related to the visa liberalization with the EU, Olena Prystayko, Executive director of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels, gave an interview to the Ukrainian news Channel 112.

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Upcoming Events of the Office
17.11.2015. Brussels: Ukraine and Energy Community: On the Road to Reforms
Experts from the leading Ukrainian think tanks in the field of energy and environment will provide an analysis on how the developments in Ukraine will impact the common European energy security policy.
30.11.2015. Brussels: Ukraine’s Other Front: State of Play and Prospects on Reforms
During the conference Ukrainian and EU-based experts will discuss the state of implementation of reforms in Ukraine. 

  The Office is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation 
 Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels, © 2015
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