Seminar 11th May 2006

seminarUkraine’s political reformation:
society, economy and foreign policies after 2006 elections

Thursday, 11 May, 2006, 13:15 – 16:30
Place: Aleksanteri Institute, Töölönkatu 3 A , 5 th floor


Opening of the seminar and introductory word by
Markku Kivinen – professor, Director of the Aleksanteri Institute – Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies

“The results of Elections to Ukrainian Parliament in 2006: parties and their ideologies”
Arseniy Svynarenko – sociologist, researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute

“Key issues in the EU relations with Ukraine”
Kimmo Sasi – member of the Finnish Parliament, Head of Constitutional Law Committee in Parliament, deputy member of the Finnish Delegation to the Council of Europe, Minister of Transport and Communications (1999, 2002-2003), Minister for Foreign Trade (1999-2002)

“Foreign policy agenda for Ukraine's new Government ”
Valeriy Chaly – director for International Programs at the Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies – Razumkov’s Center, Consultant to the Foreign Relations Committee of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine, member of the scientific council at the ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

14:45-15:00 Coffee break

“Regional specifics and ethnic impacts in Ukraine’s politics”
Volodymyr B. Yevtukh –professor, dean of the Faculty of Sociology and Psychology, National Taras Shevchenko Universityof Kyiv, expert for ethnic issues for the Council of Europe, Ukraine ’ s Minister for nationalities and migration in 1995-1997

"Ukrainian economy: challenges in 2006"
Tuuli Juurikkala –e conomist, Institute for Economies in Transition, Bank of Finland

Finnish view on business in Ukraine
A representative from Finnish business

16:15-16:30 Closing discussion

Please, send confirmation of you attendance by 9 May to Essi Lindroos essi.lindroos[at], or call (09) 191 28660