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Ukraine - Political Party Expert Workshop

14/07/2015 - 15/07/2015

Kyiv – An expert of the Venice Commission participates in a Political Party Expert Workshop organised by the OSCE/ODIHR, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Agency for Legislative Initiatives in cooperation with the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Two major themes to be discussed by the participants:

• international trends and challenges in political party regulation;
• key aspects of political party legislation reform in Ukraine.

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