Press release: Ukraine returns to growth path
Ukraine returns to growth after the severe economic crisis of 2014/15. To sustainably increase economic growth, reforms and investments are urgently needed. This is the conclusion of a study by the German Advisory Group Ukraine in cooperation with the German-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“AHK Ukraine”) released in September 2018.
On August 29, the German Advisory Group and the Reforms Delivery Office, an advisory body to the Cabinet of Ministers, hosted a joint seminar on the topic: ” Industry 4.0 – Overview and Policy Implications”.
Dr. Philip Steden introduced the specialized audience to the basic features and components of Industry 4.0 – the so called forth industrial revolution – and illustrated possible fields of application and advantages of Industry 4.0 technologies with examples from Germany.
Reporting on the German Advisory Group’s work
The German Advisory Group Ukraine hosts a biannual event to report about current economic policy topics in our advisory work.
The event took place on July 4th in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Using this format we aim to provide an opportunity for representatives of German institutions to get background information about current economic developments.
Workshop on central bank communication
Workshop held by Centre for Economic Strategy and German Advisory Group on Central Bank Communication
On April 18 the Centre for Economic Strategy and experts from the German Advisory Group conducted a workshop on central bank communication as a tool for shaping market participants‘ expectations. The event was opened by Ms. Yildiz Götze, head of the department at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, who acknowledged the significant progress of the recent years‘ reforms in the Ukrainian financial sector. (more…)
Conference on Financing opportunities in Ukraine
On March 20, 2018 the conference “Financing opportunities in Ukraine – Quo Vadis?” took place in Berlin. The event was organised by the German-Ukrainian Forum in cooperation with the German Advisory Group Ukraine, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, the German-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and the Embassy of Ukraine in Germany. (more…)
Investment and investment protection in Russia and Ukraine
Speech at the 5th politico-economic talks of the Ostinstitut Wismar
The 5th politico-economic talks of the Ostinstitut Wismar on the topic “Investment and investment protection in Russia and Ukraine” took place on July 3rd at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Dr. Ricardo Giucci, head of the German Advisory Group Ukraine presented an overview of the economic state of Ukraine and the development of Russo-Ukrainian economic relations. (more…)
Information session on government consultancy at BMWi
The information session on governement consultancy in Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova takes place twice a year in the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The specialist public consists of experts from various state institutions, non-governmental organisations, think tanks and business associations. (more…)
Presentation at the 3rd east forum Berlin
“Economic reforms aimed at external stabilization. A progress assessment”
For the third year in succession, east forum Berlin was devoted to the opportunities and challenges for a common economic space from Lisbon to Vladivostok. (more…)
“The Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement: Opportunities and Challenges”
The tenth annual conference of “Kiev Dialogue” was on the topic of “Ukraine in times of existential crisis: Ways to political and economic renewal”. Ca. 200 civil society activists, politicians, journalists and scientists were invited to the two day conference. Their aim was to discuss the current situation in Ukraine and think through possible scenarios for its future. (more…)
Information session on government consultancy in Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Georgia
The biannual information session in the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) on government consultancy in the countries Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Georgia was again very well attended.
The Berlin Economics’ experts first gave presentations on the economic situation in Ukraine, the situation in the east of the country as well as to the specific sectors of machine building and gas. (more…)
Presentation at the German Embassy
On June 17, Dr. Ricardo Giucci presented the German Advisory Group’s assessment of Ukraine’s regional and sectoral exposure to the Russian market in the German Embassy in Kyiv. (more…)
Meeting with Deputy Minister Anatoliy Maksiuta
Ukraine currently faces major economic challenges, as the economy itself is stagnant and needs reforms. When the German Advisory Group met with Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Trade Anatoliy Maksiuta, a necessary reform agenda for Ukraine was discussed. (more…)
Meeting with Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Anatoliy Olefirov
The main focus at the meeting was made on discussing the economic reforms of the new Government of Ukraine in light of the financial and economic situation and the present challenges for the national security of Ukraine, in particular in the context of the relations with the Russian Federation. (more…)