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Second Inter-Parliamentary Conference

06 June 2018, 19:30

2nd Inter-Parliamentary Conference “Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Strengthening the Inter-Parliamentary Component of Regional and Security Cooperation, While Developing Interaction with the EU and NATO”

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )


Pre-SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


There will be held the said conference in Kyiv from June 8 till June 10.


Arrival of the delegates will take place on Friday, June 8.

A 30-minute registration procedure shall start at 08:00 am on Saturday, June 9, at the “Kyiv” hotel.

A flower-laying ceremony by heads of the delegations at the Holodomor victims’ Memorial shall be at 09:30- 09:45.


08:30-09:30 "Kyiv" hotel’s “The Crystal Hall”. There will be held a specialized panel discussion on the regional response to disinformation.

Laura Jewett, Regional director for Eurasia, the National Democratic Institute,

Samantha Bradshaw, Researcher, Computational Propaganda Project at Oxford University and a Senior Fellow at the Canadian International Council,

Margo Gontar, Co-founder of StopFake.org,

Corina Sepoi, Chief of Party, Internews Moldova,

Yevhen Mahda, Executive Director, the Institute of World Politics,

Moderator: Rebecca Harms, a German politician, member of the European Parliament, co-chair of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly.

10:00 “Kyiv” hotel’s “The Triumphal Hall”. There shall take place an opening ceremony of the international conference, addresses of the Moldovan, Georgian and Ukrainian parliamentary speakers.

Moderator : Andrius Kubilius, a Lithuanian politician, member of the Lithuanian Seimas. The event shall span a ceremony of signing the launch declaration of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly “Ukraine-Moldova-Georgia”. The paper is to be signed by:

Andriy Parubiy, the Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament),

Irakli Kobakhidze, the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia,

Andrian Candu, the Chairman of the Moldovan Parliament.

10:30-11:00 After the signing, there will be held a joint three-speaker briefing, accompanied with the conferees’ interviews.


11:00-12:30  "Kyiv" hotel’s “The Triumphal Hall”

Panel One. “Countering the New Security Challenges”, with the three parliamentary speakers to partake:

Andriy Parubiy, the Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament),

Irakli Kobakhidze, the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia,

Andrian Candu, the Chairman of the Moldovan Parliament,

Ryszard Terlecki, Deputy Marshal of the Polish Sejm, Head of the Law and Justice Parliamentary Caucus,

Michael Carpenter, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center, Future Europe Initiative, and Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council,

Ana Gomez, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance.

Moderator: Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament (2002-2004).


12:30-14:00

Panel Two. “Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova: From the Association Agreement to Full Integration into the EU”, with the parliamentarians of the three countries to partake:

Hugues Mingarelli, EU Ambassador to Ukraine, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine,

Mariia Ionova, Deputy Head of the Committee on European Integration, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine,

Violeta Ivanov, member of the Parliament of  Moldova, Deputy Head of the Committee on Foreign Policy and European Integration, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova,

Kakha Kuchava, member of the Parliament of Georgia, Chairman of the Committee on Environmental Protection and Natural Resources,

Maria Koc, Law and Justice Election Committee, Deputy Marshal of the Polish Sejm,

Petras Austrevicius, member of the European Parliament, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee,

Michael Gahler, member of the European Parliament, Group of the  European People’s Party (Christian Democrats), member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.  

Moderator: Peter Wagner, the Head of the Support Group for Ukraine at the European Commission.


15:00-16:00

Panel Three. “Political Dialogue and Consensus Building”:

Andriy Parubiy, the Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament),

Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament (2002-2004),

Andrius Kubilius, a Lithuanian politician, member of the Lithuanian Seimas,

Peter Vanhoutte, High Level Mediator, parliamentary and political parties empowerment expert,

Archil Talakvadze, MP, the Majority Leader, the Parliament of Georgia.

Moderator: Petras Austrevicius, member of the European Parliament, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

At the end of the third panel, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy will deliver his final comments.


16:30 An informational guided tour for the conferees around the Parliament’s edifice is scheduled.

June 10 – Departure of the delegations.


Worthy of note

 

On March 2, 2018 the Inter-parliamentary Conference "Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Eastern Partnership and Modern Security Challenges" was held in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, with the attendance of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy, the Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova Andrian Candu, the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia Irakli  Kobakhidze, representatives of the parliamentary leaderships from Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria, as well as the Atlantic Council, as a co-organizer of the event.

The conference discussed problems in counteracting to propaganda and misinformation, ensuring a stable economic growth within the region and the rule of law within the framework of the Eastern Partnership, as well as energy security issues and common security challenges.

At the conference, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy stressed in his speech that Ukraine is "a today’s shield of Europe that protects not only its own country, but also the whole free world".

A.Parubiy also initiated creation of a tripartite parliamentary assembly Ukraine-Moldova-Georgia by analogy with the Parliamentary Assembly Ukraine-Lithuania-Poland.