On October 29, 2019, the Centre for Global Studies Strategy XXI held a briefing “Who sets the rules in the Black Sea. Russia vs NATO” and presented to the public a new Issue No. 3 (35) of the Black Sea Security Journal (Ukrainian edition) in the Glavkom Information Agency.
Energy Reforms experts presented results of their analysis of the government’s five-year Action Program for conformity with the Association Agreement in the energy and environment sectors.
In October, DiXi Group experts prepared and held lectures on energy policy of Ukraine and its reverberation in the European context for students of two universities: Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) and Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU).
On Thursday, the 26th of September, in agency “Ukrinform” representatives of Ukrainian think tanks and social organisations presented a study “Sanctions against Russian Federation”, in which they reviewed current impact of sanctions on the economy and policy of Russian Federation and proposed a list of persons and companies which should be subject to the sanctions.
Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at local level was in the focus of discussion at the seminar held by DiXi Group in Kyiv on 19-20 September.
Directions of NATO-EU security cooperation with Ukraine in the areas of information and cybersecurity and strategic communications, as well as possible ways of counteracting information and cyber threats, were discussed at the international round table “Ukraine-NATO-EU: Focus on information and cybersecurity”
On July 25, 2019, eight months have passed since the day the Ukrainian seamen were detained by Russia and a month of the Kremlin’s failure to comply with the decision of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on the obligation to release them.
During the election day, observers of the Civil Network OPORA did not identify any systemic violations of election law or conflicts that would destabilise the course of voting or have any significant impact on citizen voting results.
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.