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About this event

Introductory Remarks

  • Denys Shmyhal , Prime Minister of Ukraine

Discussion

  • Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine 
  • Gabrielius Landsbergis, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania 
  • Katarína Mathernová, Deputy Director-General, DG NEAR; Acting Head of SGUA, European Commission 
  • Eka Tkeshelashvili, Head of Programmes, European Anti-Corruption Initiative to Ukraine

Moderator

  • Bruno Lété , Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Lithuania will host the next Ukraine Reform Conference on July 7-8, 2021. This annual international event is an important momentum to highlight and evaluate the progress of reforms in Ukraine. Since the Maidan Revolution in 2014, the country has evolved at high pace. Ukraine’s leadership demonstrates strong determination to pursue ambitious reforms. Despite ongoing external pressure, democratic transition challenges, and coronavirus pandemic consequences, Ukraine is advancing further in the creation of a modern European state. The wellbeing of citizens, building a well-functioning market economy, strengthening the resilience of the society, democracy, and the rule of law as well as furthering European and Euro-Atlantic integration are at the heart of this transformation process. Ukraine’s European aspirations, entrenched in the EU-Ukraine AA/DCFTA agreement, give the European Union a key role in helping Ukraine to achieve these goals. Looking ahead—what has Ukraine already achieved, and what can it offer its citizens or foreign investors? How can Ukraine deliver on structural reforms that sustain economic growth and rule of law? How can sustainability and consistency of reforms be ensured? What risks could hamper the progress already made? How can EU assistance contribute to furthering Ukraine’s reform agenda?

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