Five representatives of the Geneva Branch of Swiss Ukrainian Society were honored to participate in the first Round Table on Ukraine led by Andrey Lushnytsky, President of the Swiss Ukrainian Society. Round table took place in the Federal Palace (Houses of Parliament) in Bern on March 9th, 2017. Fantastic panel members included: Iryna Beleshkina, Democractic Initiatives Foundation, Kateryna Boguslavska, Chatham House, Olexiy Haran, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Christa Markwalder, Member of Swiss Parliament, Nataliya Popovych, Ukraine Crisis Media Center and Oleksii Sydorchuk, Democratic Initiatives Foundation, who briefed the audience on the state of reforms and the ongoing war in Ukraine. Partners of the Round Table included the Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Swiss-Ukrainian Parliamentary Friendship Group, Interfaculty Institute of Central and Eastern Europe, University of Fribourg, Fondation Vidrodgenia, the Ukrainian Embassy in Switzerland and the Ukrainian Society of Switzerland.
Experts presented very interesting data on the attitude of the Ukrainian population on the reforms, implemented mechanisms to fight corruption, political situation, clear path of Ukraine towards EU, and the most recent developments in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. All participants had an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from respected experts.
We hope that such round tables will be conducted on a regular basis. And we thank the organizers and participants!