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COVID-19 in Eastern Europe: economic and political consequences

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COVID-19 in Eastern Europe: economic and political consequences



On December 16, within the framework of the “3 DCFTAs” Project CEPS in cooperation with the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum is organizing an online-webinar “COVID-19 in Eastern Europe: economic and political consequences”.

This our already second webinar will review the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Eastern Europe, in comparison with trends in most of Western Europe where the second summer wave of infections exceeded the first wave in the spring, but now has passed its peak with rapidly declining new infections. By contrast, among the countries of Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Moldova, as also Russia, are witnessing a long, continuing acceleration of the pandemic, which is manifestly out of control. Azerbaijan, Belarus and Armenia have been experiencing second waves, with the peak passed only in Armenia. Finally, Georgia, which avoided the first wave entirely, now sees an explosive acceleration of infections.

The webinar will hear experts from the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia debate these dramatic developments for their epidemiological, economic and political consequences, with the event open for audience participation in Q & A.



This event is free and open to the public, but you must register to gain access to the ZOOM meeting.

Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to join this event.

Michael Emerson Michael Emerson
Michael Emerson

Associate Senior Research Fellow

Speakers list
Veronika Movchan

Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Ukraine

Denis Cenusa

Expert-Grup, Moldova

Tamara Kovziridze

Reformatics, Georgia

Benyamin Poghosyan

Political Science Association of Armenia, Armenia

Shahla Ismayil

Women Association for Rational Development, Azerbaijan, Steering Committee EaP CSF

Andrei Yahorau

Centre for European Transformation, Belarus, EaP CSF

Andrey Makarychev

University of Tartu, Estonia

Michael Emerson

Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS