DiXi Group Representative Moderated Discussion between Students and Policy-Makers

19 October 2016

Member of the Board of DiXi Group think tank Roman Vybranovskyi moderated a meeting of students of the College of Europe dedicated to the energy reform in Ukraine, the conflict with Russia, and its consequences for European markets.

Speakers during this event, which took place in the assembly hall of the Culture and Arts Center of the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", were the Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, MP Olga Bielkova, and the Director for Business Development of the NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, Yuriy Vitrenko."I am very pleased that at last people who come to Ukraine are interested even in technical issues. All of this is of great importance not only for our country, but also for the development of our friendly and partner relations with Europe. It is a confirmation of the fact that we are on the right way", Olga Bielkova shared her impressions of the meeting. "The level of questions indicates that Ukraine is interesting, and what happens here interests everybody in the long term. Such an attention of leading universities means that the situation in Ukraine will be interesting for the experts for a long time ahead. And the country's image for many years depends on the reforms (and their success)", Roman Vybranovskyi stated. "Students are interested, especially in geopolitical issues related to the entire Europe – in particular, in Nord Stream 2 project. On the other hand, they are interested in Ukrainian reforms and the population's attitude to them as well. It is clear that those who came are more or less prepared", Yuriy Vitrenko commented. Reference: College of Europe is an independent post-graduate institution founded in 1949 in Belgium. Currently, it offers a one-year study program, upon completion of which students receive a Master's degree. The study takes place in two campuses – Bruges (Belgium) and Natolin (Poland).

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