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  • Diverging voices, converging policies, the Visegrad States’ Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict.

    %d0%bf%d1%8b%d0%bf%d0%b0%d1%8b%d1%8b%d0%b0%d0%bf%d0%b0%d0%bf%d0%b0On 11th of October, the Heinrich Böll Siftung hold the presentation of the book “Diverging voices, converging policies, the Visegrad States’ Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict”, written by Jacek Kucharczyk and Grigorij Mesežnikov. The event was moderated by Paul Ivan, Senior Policy Analyst of the European Policy Centre.

    v42-1All the authors agreed on the importance of Ukrainian crisis as testing ground for the Visegrad Group that has shown a substantial divergence of opinions about relations with Russia and other EU’s issues.

    Jacek Kucharczyk, President of the Executive Board of the Institute of Public Affairs, one of Poland’s leading think tanks, focused on the tactful reaction of Poland, both as expression of multilateralism and as a mirror of the most conservative sectors of polish society.

    “The conservative groups of polish society share some ideological thoughts with Russia and Putin”

    Moreover, he highlighted the role of Visegrad group vis-a-vis to European Union and the necessity of cohesiveness:

    “Visegrad Group represents a common platform shaping EU external policies and should speak with one voice”

    v42-2Otherwise, Grigorij Mesežnikov, political scientist and president of the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO), pointed out on the converging positions of European Union and NATO in respect to the annexation of Crimea.

    He also emphasized the role of Slovakian energy dependence on Russia in the stance adopted by Slovakia in 2014 and made clear that Slovak Parliament it was not and it is not at all anti-Ukrainian.

    “Maybe our position may have seemed too ambiguous but Slovak Parliament was not and is not at all anti-Ukrainian”

    Both the authors pointed out the refusal reaction that Visegrad countries have had during the European migrant crisis and how it has pushed some of them away from Europe.

    “This politics of fear, sometimes xenophobic and often promoted by politicians, can have an impact on society” (Jacek Kucharczyk).

    %d0%bf%d1%8b%d0%bf%d0%b0%d1%8b%d1%8b%d0%b0%d0%bf%d0%b0%d0%bf%d0%b0At the end of the presentation they also talked about the thorny matter of Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

  • Ukraine’s battle against corruption: time for a stocktake

    dsc01644On 27th of September, the European Policy Centre in Brussels held the expert roundtable “Ukraine’s battle against corruption, time for a stocktake”.

  • The role and the meaning of the AAs/DCFTAs for Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine


    On September 20th, 2016 in Brussels CEPS held a discussion on the topic «Understanding the EU’s three Association Agreements and DCFTAs with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine». The event was organized within presentation of the handbook «Deepening EU-Ukrainian Relations: What, why and how», which was prepared by Michael Emerson, CEPS expert, and Veronika Movchan, Institute of economic research and policy consulting expert.

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