Partners in Eastern Europe: Multiple Crossroads
09/12/2019 9:30 a.m.
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Politics and Rule of Law in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
Robust changes have taken place this year in the Eastern Neighborhood countries that are closest to European integration: Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. Will these changes lead to systemic reforms, to significant advancement of the rule-of-law with effects on the rest of the European former Soviet states or will this transformation not happen?
In Ukraine the elections this year brought about a new political configuration where a novice president also controls the parliament. Will this result in major, breakthrough reforms? If he wants to reform, what should be the priorities that can most likely result in a systemic breakthrough? How do the current geopolitical trends affect Ukraine’s reforms?
Moldova is small but complex and is an important geopolitical playground. In June the oligarchic regime was unexpectedly overthrown by an unlikely coalition of pro-Western and pro-Russian forces, but the fragile alliance did not last long. What are the perspectives before next year’s presidential elections? How will the changes impact rule of law? How does it all get intertwined with geopolitical dynamics?
In Georgia, huge anti-government demonstrations unfolded in the summer, also with a strong – anti-Russian – geopolitical dimension. Ever since the political situation has remained very confrontational and fragile. Next year will bring parliamentary elections. Unlike Ukraine and Moldova, Georgia since the Rose Revolution has accomplished breakthrough reforms. It has something to protect and build on. Will, however, the sharp political controversy allow for strengthening the rule-of-law and democracy or will it contribute to their erosion?
Political and legal analysts from the Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will examine and explain the developments in their countries.
9:30 Introductory words by Noémi Korányi, executive director of Danube Institute
Opening address by Gábor Zupkó, Head of Delegation of the European Commission in Hungary
9:45 Promising Times: Political Developments of the past year in the Eastern Neighborhood
Panel dicussion moderated by Anton Bendarjevskiy, expert of foreign affairs and security policy of post-Soviet countries, former director of Pallas Athene Innovation and Geopolitical Foundation, former journalist and editor of Kitekintő
Vlad Dubrovskiy, Senior Economist, CASE Ukraine, Kyiv
Ghia Nodia, Professor, Ilia State University and Chair, Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development, Tbilisi
Andrei Popov, President, Moldovan Institute for Strategic Initiatives
11:15 Coffee break
11:30 Greeting words by Enikő Győri, Member of the European Parliament, Fidesz
11:40 Fragile perspectives: the Advancement of Rule of Law in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
Panel discussion moderated by Kálmán Mizsei , former EU Special Representative for Moldova, former Head of the EU Advisory Mission in Ukraine, former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations
Eka Oniani, Judicial Legislation and Policy Reform Specialist, East West Management Institute / USAID, PhD Candidate at New Vision University Tbilisi
Iulian Rusu, Deputy Director, Institute for European Policies and Reforms, Chisinau
Mykhailo Zhernakov, Head of Board of DEJURE Foundation, Ukraine
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The distinguished diplomat and communication expert, Charles Crawford CMG has held two highly successful workshops at DI in December 2019. Watch an expert of the second one.
Charles Crawford's Speechwriting WorkshopVideos
The distinguished diplomat and communication expert, Charles Crawford CMG has held two highly successful workshops at DI in December 2019. Watch an expert of the first one.
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