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Ukraine after the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections

Panel Discussion
The CEU Campus
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The recent presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine have dramatically altered the political landscape in the country. The new president Volodymyr Zelensky now backed with the historic majority in the Parliament has pledged to undertake the cardinal reset of power in the country. With the new government just formed, the contours of the new state policies can be seen. This panel seeks to address the following issues:

-         What are the main challenges new administration faces domestically?  

-         Does the Ukrainian foreign policy still gravitate towards the European and Euroatlantic integration?

-         What are the prospects of the resolution of the Donbas conflict?

 Time: 17 September 2019

Venue: Central European University, Budapest, Nádor utca 9, Popper Room

  14:00-14:10: Opening remarks: Péter Balázs, Director, CEU Center for European Neighborhood Studies

 14:10-15.30: Discussion

  Chair: Maryna Vorotnyuk, researcher, CEU Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS)

 Hanna Shelest, Editor-in-Chief, Ukraine Analytica, Member of the board, Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism”

 Péter Krekó, Executive Director, Political Capital, Hungary