On December 11, EESC together with the Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs organize presentation of an analytical study “Economic Challenges of Ukraine and Moldova on the Way to the European Union”. The event will be held from from 9.00 am to 11.00 at the European Information Office of the Seimas (address: Gedimino pr. 53, Vilnius, III Palace of Seimas). Please see the event agenda here.
The study “Economic Challenges of Ukraine and Moldova on the Way to the European Union”, which is download free here: in English and Russian, was prepared by the Eastern Europe Studies Centre in cooperation with Moldovan and Ukrainian colleagues. In addition to analysing economic situation in Moldova and Ukraine and status quo of implementing Association Agreements with the EU, including Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area agreements, the authors also look into the best EU integration practices of Central Eastern European states to be applied by the Eastern Partnership countries.
The study will be presented by co-authors: Dovilė Šukytė, policy analyst, Eastern Europe Studies Centre, and Simonas Čepėnas, policy analyst. Introductory remarks will be given by Professor Benediktas Juodka, Chairman of the Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs. Commentaries will be provided by experts and implementers of Lithuania’s accession to the EU, including former Prime Minister and current opposition leader of the Seimas Andrius Kubilius, ESTEP partner and director Klaudijus Maniokas, Vilnius University lecturer dr. Aušra Rauličkytė and Jonas Grinevičius, Director of the Eastern Neighbourhood Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania (tbc). Event will be moderated by Dalia Bankauskaitė, strategic communication expert, Vilnius University.
The main language of event is Lithuanian. English and Russian translation will be provided.
Please register to the event by sending email to Ms Agnė Prascienė at email@example.com by December 10.
The study is supported by the re-granting mechanism of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF), which includes assistance of the European Union and the National Endowment for Democracy. The aim of the project is to contribute to the objectives of the EaP CSF Working Group 2 “Economic Integration and Convergence with the EU Policies”.