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VII National Expert Forum “POINTS OF GROWTH”

The event was co-organised by Gorshenin Institute and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Ukraine&Belarus. 

VII National Expert Forum “POINTS OF GROWTH”
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On 15 June 2017 Kyiv hosted the 7th National Expert Forum “Points of Growth”, co-organised by Gorshenin Institute and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Ukraine&Belarus. Traditionally, the event consisted of three thematic panels on the most topical issues on international and Ukrainian agenda.

Guests and experts at Discussion Panel 1, entitled “Sustainability of the political system”, included Stepan Kubiv, Ukraine’s First Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Iryna Herashchenko, First Vice Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Hugues Mingarelli, EU Ambassador to Ukraine, Oksana Prodan, member of the Ukrainian parliament, Mustafa Nayem, member of the Ukrainian parliament, Oksana Sotnyk, member of the Ukrainian parlaiment, and others.

They discussed decentralisation and amendments to the constitution, priority tasks for the authorities in 2017, and a probability of snap elections.

The panel was moderated by Sonya Koshkina, editor in chief at LB.ua.

Discussion Panel 2, entitled “Energy sector: points of growth”, focused on Ukraine’s role in securing the energy security of Europe, investments in the sector, the structure of tariffs, the operation standards of energy markets and other issues.

Speakers and experts at the panel included Jérôme Vacher, IMF Permanent Representative in Ukraine, Torsten Woellert, European Commission, Support Group for Ukraine, Team Leader Energy & Environment, Roman Opimakh, Executive Director at the Association of Gas Extraction Companies of Ukraine, and Roman Nytsovych, Head of Programmes at DiXi Group.

The panel was moderated by Oleksii Leschenko, Vice President of Gorshenin Institute.

Participants in Discussion Panel III, entitled “Ukraine in the changing world”, discussed ways to modernise Ukraine, vectors of its development and unrevealed opportunities, and lessons which can be learnt from the others.

Speakers at the panel included Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Matthes Buhbe, Director of FES Ukraine&Belarus, Luc Jacobs, Ambassador of Belgium to Ukraine, Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, Director of IRSEM, French Ministry of Defence, Georgiy Logvinskyi, member of the Ukrainian parliament, Deputy Head of Ukraine’s Permanent Delegation to the PACE.

The panel was moderated by Gerhard Gnauck, journalist, Die Welt.

Lively communication between guests and participants in the forum spilled into the sidelines.

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Yevhen Kurmashov, director of political programmes at Gorshenin Institute, and Sonya Koshkina, editor in chief of LB.ua, open the forum.
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Yevhen Kurmashov, director of political programmes at Gorshenin Institute, and Sonya Koshkina, editor in chief of LB.ua, open the forum.

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Andriy Pyshnyy
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Andriy Pyshnyy

Oleg Zarubinskyy
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Oleg Zarubinskyy

Viktoriya Ptashnyk
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Viktoriya Ptashnyk

Ihor Kohut
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Ihor Kohut

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Oleksii Leschenko and Mathhes Buhbe
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Oleksii Leschenko and Mathhes Buhbe

(right to left) Ihor Iltyo, Matthes Buhbe and Maria Tkachenko
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(right to left) Ihor Iltyo, Matthes Buhbe and Maria Tkachenko

Matthes Buhbe (right) and Georgiy Logvinskyi
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Matthes Buhbe (right) and Georgiy Logvinskyi

(left to right) Matthes Buhbe, Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer and Luc Jacobs
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(left to right) Matthes Buhbe, Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer and Luc Jacobs

Oleg Ustenko
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Oleg Ustenko

(right to left) Luc Jacobs, Gerhard Gnauck, Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze and Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer
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(right to left) Luc Jacobs, Gerhard Gnauck, Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze and Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer

Oleg Medvedev (right) and Oleg Zarubinskyy
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Oleg Medvedev (right) and Oleg Zarubinskyy

Luc Jacobs and Svitlana Balyuk
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Luc Jacobs and Svitlana Balyuk

Oksana Prodan, Viktor Sokolov and Roman Opimakh
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Oksana Prodan, Viktor Sokolov and Roman Opimakh

(right to left) Oksana Prodan, Sonya Koshkina and Oleg Medvedev
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(right to left) Oksana Prodan, Sonya Koshkina and Oleg Medvedev

Yevhen Kurmashov (right) and Oleksiy Leshchenko
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Yevhen Kurmashov (right) and Oleksiy Leshchenko

Roman Nytsovych
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Roman Nytsovych

Oleg Zarubinskyy and Natalia Klauning
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Oleg Zarubinskyy and Natalia Klauning

(left to right) Olga Ayvazovska, Ihor Kohut and Viktoriya Ptashnyk
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(left to right) Olga Ayvazovska, Ihor Kohut and Viktoriya Ptashnyk

Olena Sotnyk
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Olena Sotnyk

Jérôme Vacher and Oleksii Leschenko
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Jérôme Vacher and Oleksii Leschenko

Hlib Pryhunov (in focus right) and Oleksandr Smyrnov
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Hlib Pryhunov (in focus right) and Oleksandr Smyrnov

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(right to left) Oleksii Leschenko, Torsten Woellert, Roman Nytsovych)
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(right to left) Oleksii Leschenko, Torsten Woellert, Roman Nytsovych)

Luc Jacobs and Viktoriya Ptashnyk
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Luc Jacobs and Viktoriya Ptashnyk

Vasyl Horbal
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Vasyl Horbal

Roman Nytsovych (right) and guests of the forum
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Roman Nytsovych (right) and guests of the forum

Gerhard Gnauck (left) and Ihor Kohut
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Gerhard Gnauck (left) and Ihor Kohut

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(right to left) Hugues Mingarelli, Oksana Prodan, Olena Sotnyk, Mustafa Nayyem and Iryna Herashchenko
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(right to left) Hugues Mingarelli, Oksana Prodan, Olena Sotnyk, Mustafa Nayyem and Iryna Herashchenko

Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer and Gerhard Gnauck
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Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer and Gerhard Gnauck

Grigol Katamadze and Natasha Prakh
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Grigol Katamadze and Natasha Prakh

Oleg Ustenko and Vasyl Yurchyshyn
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Oleg Ustenko and Vasyl Yurchyshyn

Oksana Produn and Ihor Kohut
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Oksana Produn and Ihor Kohut

Olesya Yakhno and Vasyl Yurchyshyn
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Olesya Yakhno and Vasyl Yurchyshyn

Sonya Koshkina, editor in chief at LB.ua, and Oleg Bazar, lead editor at LB.ua
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Sonya Koshkina, editor in chief at LB.ua, and Oleg Bazar, lead editor at LB.ua

Iryna Herashchenko, Sonya Koshkina and Natalia Klauning
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Iryna Herashchenko, Sonya Koshkina and Natalia Klauning

(right to left) Viktor Sokolov, Oleksio Leschenko and Ihor Bozhchenko
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(right to left) Viktor Sokolov, Oleksio Leschenko and Ihor Bozhchenko

Guests of the forum
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Guests of the forum

(left to right) Svitlana Balyuk, Ihor Iltyo, Matthes Buhbe, Maria Tkachenko, and Oleksii Leschenko
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(left to right) Svitlana Balyuk, Ihor Iltyo, Matthes Buhbe, Maria Tkachenko, and Oleksii Leschenko

Sonya Koshkina, editor in chief at LB.ua, and Oleg Bazar, lead editor at LB.ua
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Sonya Koshkina, editor in chief at LB.ua, and Oleg Bazar, lead editor at LB.ua