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EFNI 2015: “What reforms are needed in Ukraine to secure its aspirations toward EU Membership?” in Sopot, Poland

Between 30 September and 2 October, 2015, business representatives, academics and other personalities from the Polish and European public life gathered at the European Forum for New Ideas in Sopot, Poland. During the event they looked for a remedy to the crisis of capitalism, the problem of refugees’ influx to Europe and they discussed challenges of the reform process in Ukraine. The debate on the Polish eastern neighbor was co-organized by the Open Dialog Foundation, Global Compact Poland – UN Secretary General Initiative and European Exchange / Kiev Dialogue.

During the event panelists debated, among others, what can speed up the reform process in Ukraine and which obstacles must be overcome by Kiev to secure its European aspirations. The experience in the field was shared by i.a. the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Jeffrey Sachs, the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Volodymyr Omelyan; the Head of the EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine), Kalman Mizsei; Ukrainian parliament deputy, Viktor Kryvenko; Member of the European Parliament Andrzej Grzyb and the editor-in-chief of Forbes Poland, Michal Broniatowski.

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