Priorities of the German Presidency in the EU in Trade Relations with Ukraine


The Ukrainian Business & Trade Association together with the Export Promotion Office of Ukraine continues a series of online events dedicated to the prospects of trade development between the European Union and Ukraine and invites Ukrainian business representatives to take part in the next, fourth Expert Talks event.

This Friday, we will discuss the priorities of the German Presidency in the EU Council, which began on July 1, 2020 and will last until the end of the year. Expectations of Germany as Europe's economic "engine" have traditionally been high, and have now grown even more in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the hopes that businesses, including foreign exporters, place on Berlin in the context of implementing an effective strategy to bring the European economy out of coronavirus crisis.

The webinar will focus on the priorities of the German Presidency in the EU Council in the field of foreign trade policy, EU relations with Ukraine and other Eastern Partnership countries, in particular in trade, volumes and instruments of EU financial assistance to Ukraine to overcome the effects of the coronavirus economic crisis.

Moderators and speakers of the event:

  • Nazar Bobitsky, Director of the Brussels office of UBTA. Nazar Bobytsky is an experienced specialist in European regulatory economic issues and relations with the authorities in the Ukrainian and European markets. Professional Ukrainian diplomat with over twenty years of experience, which includes participation in negotiations on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, promotion of Ukrainian exporters in the EU market, advising Ukrainian business on political and regulatory issues in the European market.

  • Professor Rainer Lindner, President of the German-Ukrainian Forum.  Prof. Lindner is a co-founder of the EastForum Berlin International Conference and the Eurasian Connectivity along with the New Silk Road Working Group and co-organizer of the Schaeffler Round Tables on Global Risks public events at the 2017 and 2019 Munich Security Conferences.
  • Ambassador Michael Siebert, Director of the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Department of the German Foreign Ministry. His track record included the positions of Consul General of Germany in Mumbai, senior positions in the German Technical Assistance Society (GIZ) in Germany and abroad. 

The panel discussion will take place on July 3, 2020, at 16:00 on the online platform ZOOM.

The working language of the event is English, no translation is provided.

REGISTRATION lasts until June 02: