Past eventInvitation Only

Overcoming Ukraine's Crisis and Becoming a Reliable EU Partner: What Will it Take?

14 May 2009 - 8:15am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


Arseniy Yatseniuk, Member of Parliament of Ukraine



The challenges for Ukraine, both within and without, remain as daunting as ever. The global economic downturn has hit Ukraine hard and the political deadlock has complicated efforts to combat the crisis. Ukraine's foreign policy has also lost momentum and the Euro-Atlantic integration project appears to have stalled. As the country prepares for presidential elections, can the vote provide the mandate to settle Ukraine's constitutional disputes, renew a domestic reform agenda, and rescue the country's foreign policy from the doldrums? Arseniy Yatseniuk, one of Ukraine's leading politicians, will discuss the current political situation and set out his vision for Ukraine's future.

Dr Arseniy Yatseniuk is a Member of Parliament and the founder of Front for Change. He has served as Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, and as Minister of Foreign Affairs. In June 2007 Dr Yatseniuk established the Open Ukraine Foundation.

Attendance at this event is strictly by invitation only.