Ukraine has made significant progress on ambitious economic and financial reforms in recent years. Steps have been taken to intensify the fight against corruption and boost economic growth across a range of sectors. However, much work is still needed for Ukraine’s economic development and improvement of the socio-economic situation. In addition to focus on specific reforms and bolstering investor confidence, strategies for long-term sustainable development must also be considered.


Sep 25, 2018

Serhiy Taruta: Yet Another Champion of “Painful Compromises”

By Vitalii Rybak

At the end of 2016, Victor Pinchuk—one of Ukraine’s wealthiest oligarchs and sponsor of the recent YES 2018 conference—published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal calling for “painful compromises” to establish peace with Russia. In particular, he urged Ukraine to table its NATO and EU hopes and put the Crimean issue on hold for […]

At this event, Mr. Serhiy Taruta, Member of Parliament, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, presents a paper, entitled Ukraine 2030, a vision which lays out a framework for the strategic direction of Ukraine’s long-term development. This will be followed by a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for Ukraine’s sustainable development are discussed.


Nov 21, 2018

Beyond borderlands: ensuring the sovereignty of all nations of Eastern Europe

By John E. Herbst

Territories between great powers—borderlands—have always been areas of strife. So it is with the countries caught between Russia and the West, those that were once part of the Soviet Union or firmly within its sphere of influence.

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The conversation is joined by: Dr. Anders Åslund, senior fellow, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; independent member, Supervisory Board, Ukrzaliznytsia; Dr. Edi Segura, chairman of the board; The Blezyer Foundation; partner and chief economist; SigmaBleyzer; Ms. Michele Small, director, Head of the Washington DC Representative Office, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; and Mr. Morgan Williams, president, US-Ukraine Business Council. The presentation and panel are introduced by Ambassador John Herbst, director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council.