On Monday, December 17, 2018, The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies is hosting a conference on  ‘5 years after Majdan and Ukraine’s reform agenda‘. The event is taking place at the Thon Hotel EU, and starts at 16:20.

Mikuláš Dzurinda, President of the Martens Centre and former Prime Minister of Slovakia will be opening the event, to be followed by a panel which includes Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ivanna Klympush-TsintsadzeKatarína Mathernová, Deputy Director-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission, Ivan Mikloš, Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Slovakia, and Christian Schmidt, Vice-Chairman of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Former Minister of the German Federal Government, Member of the German Bundestag. The discussion will be moderated by Rasmussen Global’s Jana Kobzová.

The event is held in partnership with the Hanns Seidel Foundation. Discussions will be carried out in English, with Ukrainian interpretation available.

Since 2014, Ukraine has been showing an impressive effort in coping with multiple domestic and external challenges. Kyiv has chosen the European path of strengthening democratic institutions, the market economy and the rule of law. Concrete steps have been taken in key reform sectors such as energy, administration, judiciary and anti-corruption. Western support for the country has also been unparalleled but not unconditional. Still, Ukraine faces obstacles that need to be tackled – be it  corruption,  the  further implementation  of  democratic  and  economic  reforms  or the  (current) security challenges.

Together with our highly distinguished speakers we will debate how far Ukraine has come with its reform  ambitions. Is the reform legislation voted by the Rada taking root and are the already implemented reforms irreversible? The event will also commemorate the 5th  anniversary of the
Revolution  of  Dignity  in  Majdan, as well as the successful wrap-up of #UkraineReform, a programme initiated by the Martens Centre in 2014 to encourage and support the reform process of the country.

Full program available HERE.