In June, OPORA observers stated a rather high scale of activities of potential and registered candidates with signs of indirect vote buying.
Despite the challenges with the unreformed election law, and regardless of the advanced pace of the electoral process, key election stages ran in compliance with the acting law. It was stated by representatives of the Civil Network OPORA at a press-conference on June, 21, in Kyiv.
On 12 June 2019, the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels held closed-door breakfast, where leading economist Volodymyr Kuzyo from Kyiv-based Center for Economic Strategy and Juan José Montero from the Florence School of Regulation, presented the finding of their joined research on “Railway market liberalisation in Ukraine and the EU”.
On 11 June 2019, the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels attended the event “EU-Ukraine Integration at a Crossroad – Opportunities and Risks of the Association Process”, organised by Friedrich Naumann Foundation and Promote Ukraine.
On 6 June 2019, Olena Carbou, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels, moderated the panel discussion “Moving Forward Together?! Joint Action for EU Association” within the frame of the Convention “Ask. Act. Associate. Civic Action for EU Association”
On May 28, 2019, the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels together with the Centre for Economic Strategy and Bruegel co-organised a conference “The Ukrainian economy: the way forward after a year of political turbulence”.
On May 22, ICPS conducted an international conference devoted to the analysis of Ukraine’s policy towards V4 countries with the participation of diplomatic missions’ representatives, expert community, think tanks, representatives of the state authorities and media.
On 16th of May 2019, the Razumkov Centre organised the International Round-Table Discussion on “Donbas Conflict Resolution: Progress Report and a Way Forward (Proposals for a New Administration)”.
International Centre for Policy Studies (ICPS) has conducted a briefing for diplomatic missions in Ukraine as part of the project “Ukraine and V4 countries: promoting better understanding”.
On 15-17 May 2019, Veronika Movchan and Oksana Kuziakiv held several working meetings with EU officials and business organisations.