Olga Shumylo-Tapiola

Nonresident Associate
Carnegie Europe

Shumylo-Tapiola is a nonresident associate at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where her research focuses on Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Olga Shumylo-Tapiola is a nonresident associate at Carnegie Europe in Brussels. Based in Chisinau, Shumylo-Tapiola’s research focuses on Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Shumylo-Tapiola is a former director of the International Centre for Policy Studies, a leading independent Ukrainian think tank that specialized in relations between the European Union and Ukraine.

Shumylo-Tapiola participated in the development of the European Commission’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) formula, and lead a team of Ukrainian experts to assess the impact of the future EU-Ukraine DCFTA and the readiness of the Ukrainian government to implement the EU-Ukraine Association Agenda.

In 2008, Shumylo-Tapiola served in the Ukrainian government, advising the deputy prime minister on European integration.

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  • The EU: Blackmailing Will Get you Nowhere
    • Monday, December 03, 2012

    The EU: Blackmailing Will Get you Nowhere

    Russia, Ukraine, and the EU’s other neighbors will have to learn that ultimatums are counter-productive and alienate the EU, forcing it to reject proposals coming from the east.

  • A Medical Report on a Patient: Ukraine
    • Thursday, November 22, 2012

    A Medical Report on a Patient: Ukraine

    On the eighth anniversary of the Orange revolution, Olga Shumylo-Tapiola explains that awakening Ukrainian society is the key to putting the country back on the right path.

  • The Ukrainian Language: Losing its Voice
    • Friday, August 31, 2012

    The Ukrainian Language: Losing its Voice

    A new law may ultimately bring about the demise of the Ukrainian language and strengthen the split between western and eastern Ukraine.

  • Lessons from EURO 2012
    • Friday, June 29, 2012

    Lessons from EURO 2012

    The EURO 2012 will soon be over and, unfortunately, Ukraine will return to its reality of political struggles, a poor business climate, and attacks on the media.

  • What Does EURO 2012 Mean for Ukraine?
    • Friday, June 08, 2012

    What Does EURO 2012 Mean for Ukraine?

    In a short interview, Olga Shumylo-Tapiola explains that hosting EURO 2012 will give ordinary Ukrainians a chance to show the best of themselves and their country and to break down some of the barriers separating them from their European neighbors.

  • It’s Curtains for Yanukovych
    • Friday, April 27, 2012

    It’s Curtains for Yanukovych

    The EU should no longer attempt to find light in the dark corners of Viktor Yanukovych’s mind, it must let him know that enough is enough.

  • A President’s Greed
    • Friday, April 13, 2012

    A President’s Greed

    It is important that the EU understands that Yanukovych’s real motivation is advancing his own position and that of his family, not reform.

Education

MSc, European Institute of the London School of Economics
MA, BA, Kyiv Institute of International Relations 

Languages
  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
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