Will Ukraine Become More Open for Business? Discussion in Berlin

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You’re welcome to visit Ukraine Breakfast Debate in Berlin (Kalkscheune, Johannisstraße 2) on 25 June 2019 to the topic “Economic Challenges amidst a Changing Government: Will Ukraine Become More Open for Business?“.

Hlib Vyshlinsky (Director), Centre for Economic Strategy (Kyiv),Oksana Kuziakiv (Executive Director), Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (Kyiv),Dmytro Yablonovskyy (Deputy Director), Centre for Economic Strategy (Kyiv) will analyse the current state of Ukraine’s economy and will especially focus on the government’s economic policy agenda.

The following questions will be addressed:

  • Which are the key risks and challenges for the soon to be elected government in terms of Ukraine’s economic development?
  • How to deal with state-owned companies that still are dominating important sectors of the Ukrainian economy?
  • Which steps have to be taken in order to separate political and business interests?
  • How are small and medium-sized enterprises developing since the Euromaidan? How can they be better promoted?
  • Which incentives can be created in order to attract more foreign investors and fuel international trade?

Comments from the German perspective will be provided by

  • Dr. Nicals Rüffer, German International Cooperation (GIZ), Kyiv
  • Ute Kochlowski-Kadjaia, Managing Director, German Eastern Business Association (OAOEV), Berlin

Please note that the event will be held in English.

Please register by 20 June 2019.

This event is a joint venture of the IEP projects “Platform for Analytics and Intercultural Communication” (PAIC) and the “Berlin Policy Hub”. The project PAIC aims at promoting professional expertise among Ukrainian think tanks, creating synergies between German and Ukrainian think tanks and transferring knowledge about developments in Ukraine to Germany. PAIC is conducted in close cooperation with the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DIF, Kyiv) and the think tanks development and research initiative think twice UA (Kyiv) and is kindly supported by the Federal Foreign Office. The “Berlin Policy Hub” seeks to bridge the gap between Europeanisation discourses in the EU (Germany) and EU neighboring countries by bringing together policy research organisations from Eastern Partnership countries (Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) with their counterparts and decision-makers in Berlin. IEP acts as a first contact-point, hosting institution and gateway for think tanks eager to expand their networks with German research institutions and relevant policy makers.