Vested Interests in Ukraine and Moldova
Kateryna Boguslavska, Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Vested interests have continued to define politics in Ukraine and Moldova ever since they gained independence in 1991. Despite the countries' progress towards establishing representative political institutions and their transition towards a market economy, so-called oligarchs continue to exert a great deal of control over the states' key economic assets and also shape government institutions, the media, and political parties.
This event will provide insight into these informal networks of vested interests, discuss what could be done to diminish their influence and assess possible scenarios of change.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.
The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.