Fecha y hora: 20 de noviembre 2019 | 12:00-14:00h
Lugar: Espacio Bertelsmann, C/ O'Donnell, 10 (Madrid)
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Este evento está organizado por CIDOB, en colaboración con la Bertelsmann Stiftung, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation y la Comisión Europea. El evento tratará sobre el fracaso en la construcción de un estado democrático basado en el estado de derecho en Ucrania puede tener consecuencias desastrosas para el país y la región, sin mencionar las esperanzas a largo plazo de un futuro democrático en Rusia. El evento se realizará en inglés, pero contará con traducción simultánea.
A new stage unfolds in Ukraine. The country is facing yet another decisive period in the last five years. Ukrainians have voted massively for a new president, a newcomer to the political scene, and they have redesigned the previous Rada in the same way. In a semi-presidential system such as the Ukrainian, much depends on the balance of power in the parliament and its relationship with the executive and the president. Now, for the first time in the independent Ukraine, the three institutions are in the hands of one leader and his party.
Three major factors continue to determine the prospects of building a rule of law-based and stable Ukraine, and addressing the challenges the country’s economy is facing: the progress of domestic reforms towards a state accountable to its citizens, Russia’s actions regarding the situation in the insurgent area of the Donbass and the scope of European Union support to Ukrainians’ democratic struggle.
The failure of building a democratic, rule of law-based state in Ukraine can lead to disastrous consequences for the country and the region, not to mention the long-term hopes of a democratic future in Russia. Considering that regional and European stability is at stake every time a potential change of government takes place in one of the area’s countries, the political nature of the Ukrainian regime remains a key factor.