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Book Launch Event: “In Ukraine, Adrift”

30 November 2021 | 18.00 – 20.00 (CET)  | Leopold Hotel, Brussels 


Welcome to a launch event and panel discussion following the Paul Frigyes book “In Ukraine, Adrift”. The author travelled through this vast European country, on a quest of finding out where it is heading. It resulted in a report from a nation in search for its identity and a place in Europe. Paul Frigyes jumps on the train to Lviv to discuss gender roles, tries to get his head around corruption and the post-Soviet economy in Kyiv digs into memories of genocides and forgotten bodies in Kharkiv in the East, and meets environmental activists in the rough steel city of Kryvyi Rih.   

In this event, the author is joined by a panel of experts and policymakers to discuss some of the themes that the book brings up – and of course answer the big question. Is Ukraine, in its complexity and diversity, adrift towards the EU?  

We hope to see you there. Ukrainian delicacies are promised!  


  • Paul Frigyes, Author of In Ukraine Adrift 
  • Maria Alesina, Research Fellow, European Liberal Forum 
  • Karin Karlsbro MEP, Renew Europe (tbc) 
  • Petras Auštrevičius MEP, Renew Europe (tbc) 

Moderated by Martin Ängeby, Secretary-General, Swedish International Liberal Centre 

In cooperation with Swedish International Liberal Centre.

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