UKRAINE AND THE EU ON THE BRINK OF THE NEW ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT

FREE TRADE, ENERGY SECURITY AND DEMOCRACY

January 25 Wednesday

Date/time

January 25 - 26, 2012

Loc.

Kiev

Type

Panel

In cooperation with the Center for US-Ukraine Relations (CUSUR), PAUCI and the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation (IEAC)

Also available in Українська, Deutsch

EUROATLANTIC FORUM

UKRAINE AND THE EU ON THE BRINK OF THE NEW ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT: FREE TRADE, ENERGY SECURITY AND DEMOCRACY

January 25-26th, 2012 | PARUS Business Centre, vul. Mechnikova 2a, Kyiv entry: Boulevard Lesi Ukrainki

PROGRAMME

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

19:00 OPENING

High Level Expert Opening Session, at the same time Session of the Club of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Moderation: Nico Lange, Head of the Kyiv Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Ukraine

Pavlo Klimkin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

F. Stephen Larrabee, RAND, Distinguished Chair in European Security, Washington

Friedbert Pflüger, Executive Director, European Centre for Energy and Resource Security, King’s College London

Petro Poroshenko, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

  • What are the strategic implications of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement for the European Union and for Ukraine?
  • How do domestic developments in Ukraine influence the integration into the EU?
  • How should the EU approach the question of Energy security with regards to Ukraine?
  • What do Association and DCFTA of Ukraine mean for Russia-Ukraine and EU-Russia relations?
  • What is the strategic outlook for developments in the European Union and the Eastern Neighborhood for 2012?

20:30 RECEPTION

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

09:00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

09:30 OPENING
Nico Lange, Head of the Kyiv Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Ukraine

KEY NOTE SPEECH
José Manuel Pinto Teixeira, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

10:00-11:30 PANEL 1: EU-Ukraine Relations

Moderation: Oleh Rybachuk, Head of the Civil Expert Council at the Ukrainian Part of the EU-Ukraine Cooperation Committee, Former Deputy Primer Minister for European Integration

Michael Borg-Hansen, Ambassador of the Royal Danish Embassy to Ukraine

Vsevolod Chentsov, Director of the Department for European Union, Foreign Ministry of Ukraine

Borys Tarasyuk, Chair of the Committee for European Integration, Ukrainian Parliament

Kataryna Wolczuk, Deputy Director of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham

  • What is the state of affairs between the EU and Ukraine after the summit in December 2011 and the delay of the Association Agreement?
  • How can the process of initialing, signing and ratification be continued?
  • How can the EU influence the development of rule of law and democracy within Ukraine?
  • What will be the influence by the parliamentary elections and Euro 2012?
  • How can civil society participate and have influence on the process?

11:30-12:00 COFFEE BREAK

12:00-13:30 PANEL 2: EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: Prospects of Implementation

Moderation: Janusz Bugajski, Director of the New European Democracies Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, USA

Yevgen Perelygin, Head of Department of European Integration of the Administration of the President of Ukraine (tbc)

Igor Popov, First Deputy Head of the Agency for Civil Service, Ukraine

Hannes Schreiber, Head of Political Section, Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

Oleksandr Sushko, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Ukraine

Viktoria Humenyuk, Civil Expert Council at the Ukrainian Part of the EU-Ukraine Cooperation Committee

  • What are the legally binding commitments for Ukraine within the new agreement?
  • What kind of legislation needs to be passed and are there stable majorities in favor?
  • Is the Ukrainian administration ready to implement the commitments?
  • What timeframes and roadmaps for implementation of the agreement’s chapters are desirable and realistic?
  • Who are the major stakeholders from economy, society and administration and how will the influence the implementation process?
  • How can the implementation of the agreement be monitored and measured?

13:30-15:00 LUNCH

15:00-16:30 PANEL 3: Energy Community, Energy Dialogue and Energy Security

Moderation: Mykhailo Honchar, Centre “NOMOS”

Jury Boyko, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry, Ukraine (tbc)

Slavtcho Neykov, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna

Oleksandr Chalyi, President of Grant Thornton Ukraine

Jonas Grätz, researcher at the Center for Security Studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

  • What are the main factors of EU-Ukraine Energy cooperation within the new agreement and inside of the European Energy Community?
  • Should the EU be part of a consortium concerning the Ukrainian Gas Transit System?
  • What are the perspectives for Russia-Ukraine relations in the gas sector and what kind of impact do they have on EU-Ukraine relations?
  • How can Ukraine improve European Energy Security?

16:30-17:00 COFFEE BREAK

17:00-18:30 PANEL 4: Economic Development, Business Relations and Business Environment

Moderation: Neil Buckley, Eastern Europe Editor, Financial Times

Iryna Akimova, First Deputy Chief of Administration of President of Ukraine (tbc)

Valeryj Piatnytskyj, Government Commissioner for European Integration, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

Marius Vismantas, Regional Coordinator for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, Financial and Private Sector Development, World Bank

Ihor Burakovsky, Director of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Kyiv

  • What are the economic gains and losses for Ukraine and the EU over short-, mid- and long term perspective through the DCFTA?
  • What major changes for Ukrainian business will the DCFTA bring?
  • Is Ukrainian business ready to be competitive within the DCFTA?
  • What are the expectations of foreign investors?
  • Which priorities for implementation of the DCFTA should be set from the perspective of Ukrainian economy?

18:30-19:00 CONFERENCE CLOSING

19:00 RECEPTION

PARUS map

Please use the entry from Boulevard Lesi Ukrainki, between a bank on the left and the Restaurant Murakami on the right.

Contact person

Nico Lange

Deputy Head of Department Politics and Consulting

Nico Lange
Phone +49 30 26996-3594
Fax +49 30 26996-3561
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français,‎ русский,‎ Українська

Anna Rozhniatovska


Partners

Centre for US-Ukrainian Relations (CUSUR) Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation – PAUCI Institut für Euro-Atlantische Zusammenarbeit