Productive cooperation with the representatives of Europe and the European Union is of great importance for Ukraine. In the times of contradictions and ambivalence we are proud to work closely with policy-makers and influencers who have the best interests of European continent and its sustainable prosperity in mind.
On the 26th of April, 2018 at 10 Downing Street, Westminster, London, at the headquarter of Government of the United Kingdom and the official residence of the Prime Minister, the conference “#Brexit: Divorced but still friends? How to foster a strong cooperation for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Great Britain and the European Union” was held. It was attended by MEPs, Members of the British Parliament, representatives of trade organizations, as well as business owners and high-ranked business operators. Vasyl Danyliv, Founder and Chairman of the UEP, together with Marianna Danyliv, Chairman of the UEP Supervisory Board, Coordinator of the project “Europe in Ukraine” and the Economy Senator of the European Economic Senate (EES) were present at the conference. Among guests and speakers at the conference there were also some members of the Team for Ukraine, who have participated in the previous events organized and co-organized by UEP as part of project “Europe for Ukraine”: Michael JAEGER, Secretary General of Taxpayers Association of Europe (TAE), CEO of European Economic Senate (EES); Ivan Štefanec, Member of the European Parliament (IMCO, DSAS), Vice-President of SME Europe of the EPP; Dr Ingo Friedrich Honorary Member of the European Parliament, President of the European Economic Senate, Honorary President of SME Europe of the EPP.
The conference consisted of three parts. It started with welcoming, hosted by the British Prime Minister Theresa May, Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Cooperate Responsibility Andrew Griffiths. Two panel discussions, following the welcoming, considered the issue of expectations of politics and businesses from Brexit. Finally, the conference was finished with the Dinner in the Portcullis House.
During the event Marianna Danyliv has had a chance to meet with the British Prime Minister Theresa May and to discuss the situation in the Eastern Ukraine. Madam Prime Minister has assured that United Kingdom will be standing strong supporting Ukraine and emphasizing the necessity of implementation of the Minsk Protocol.
Teresa May has previously spoken to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, discussing the importance of commitment to working together on further cooperation and bilateral relations. During the last phone call on the 24th of May, 2018 the two leaders have developed the conversation about Minsk process and the situation in the eastern Ukraine, including United Kingdom’s commitment to EU sanctions considering Russia.