The Head of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the Verkhovna Rada, Dr. Hanna Hopko, met with members of the German Bundestag as well as representatives of several ministries and selected think tanks to talk about current challenges for Ukraine. With regard to domestic politics she strongly emphasized the government´s efforts to implement economic reforms and to combat corruption. Furthermore, she spoke about the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the “Normandy Format” meeting and the relations with Russia and the European Union.
Körber Foundation regularly invites a small circle of high-ranking actors within Berlin’s foreign policy community to its Political Background Discussions. As in the Bergedorf Round Tables, the discussions take place shielded from the public, so as to enable a confidential, frank, and constructive exchange.