Hryhoriy Nemyria

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Hryhoriy Nemyria (2014)

Hryhoriy Nemyria (Ukrainian: Григорій Немиря) is the Chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the Verkhovna Rada, and the Deputy Head of the All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland".

Family[edit]

Mr Nemyria is married; he has a son and a daughter.

Education[edit]

Nemyria in 2011

Dr Nemyria comes from Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, where he finished secondary school No.1 (summa cum laude) and began his academic career. He has a Master of Arts in History (with honours) from the Donetsk State University and a PhD from Taras Shevchenko Kiev University. He became Vice-Rector of the National University of Kiev Mohyla Academy and chaired the Department of European Integration in the National Academy of Public Administration. He was the Chairman of the Board of the International Renaissance Foundation and Board Member of the Kiev School of Economics.

He is also a graduate of the Harvard Ukrainian National Security Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He underwent a training course in the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS, Washington D.C., USA). He taught in the Institute of Political Studies (Bordeaux, France) and the NATO Defense College (Rome, Italy).

Dr Nemyria is a Founder and Director of the Center for European and International Studies (CEIS).

Career[edit]

In October 2012 he was elected as a member of parliament of VIIth convocation and on 25 December 2012 he was elected as the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on European Integration.

Dr Nemyria served as Deputy Prime Minister responsible for European and International Integration in the second government of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (December 2007 – March 2010). He was Governor from Ukraine in the World Bank. He also chaired the Ukrainian part of the Ukraine-China Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation.

Prior to this, Dr Nemyria was a BYuT member of parliament where he chaired the Subcommittee on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration. He also assumed the position of the Deputy Head of the BYuT Parliamentary Faction.

In 2006-2007, Dr Nemyria was the Vice-Chairman of the Permanent Parliamentary Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the Ukrainian delegation to the Committee on Parliamentary Cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union.

In Ms Tymoshenko’s first government (January–September 2005), he served as her Foreign Policy and European Integration Advisor.

In the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election he was again re-elected into parliament; this time after placing seventh on the electoral list of Batkivshchina.[1][2]

Other Activities[edit]

Nemyria was chief editor of the scientific journal New Security, and head of the Department of European Integration of the National Academy of Public Administration President of Ukraine. At various times he also served as a consultant to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on European integration, was the chief adviser to MDCSU Ukraine, and advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko.

Positions held[edit]

  • Member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS, Washington 1994)
  • Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS, London)
  • Member of the Advisory Council for Central and Eastern Europe at Freedom House

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