Press release: Ukraine – high-level meeting on the 5th anniversary of the Euromaidan revolution
MEPs and experts will take stock of the situation in Ukraine five years after the Euromaidan revolution in 2013-2014 during a high-level meeting on Tuesday.
Invited guests include the Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) Andriy Parubiy, academics, representatives of the European Commission and various Maidan activists, among them Ukrainian parliamentarians Svitlana Zalishchuk and Egor Sobolev. See detailed programme. The discussions will seek to reflect on the years that have passed since the Maidan revolution of 2013-2014, but also focus on the future challenges for Ukraine, with recent escalation in the Sea of Azov, a still ongoing war in the eastern parts of the country and upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections next year.
The guest interventions will be wrapped up with an exchange of views with MEPs.
The high-level meeting is organised by the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and its Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee.
An exhibition dedicated to the Euromaidan revolution opens on Monday 26 November at 18:30 on the balcony area on the fifth floor of the EP’s Altiero Spinelli building in Brussels, followed by the screening of the documentary film “Maidan”. MEPs will also have a discussion with the film’s director Sergei Loznitsa the same evening.
WHERE: European Parliament’s Paul-Henri Spaak building in Brussels, room 4B001.
WHEN: Tuesday 27 November, 09.00 – 12.00.
You can follow the meeting live here.
Practical information for journalists
Journalists that already hold permanent media accreditation with the European Parliament will be able to access the event. For those not holding permanent media accreditation, requests to attend the meeting can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Video and photo journalists should get special accreditation (“T-badge”) to be allowed to use their cameras during the meeting.