Member of Parliament of Ukraine
Hryhoriy NEMYRIA is the Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Interethnic Relations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and a Deputy Head of the Batkivshchyna Party. In the previous Rada convocation, Dr. Nemyria chaired the Committee on European Integration. He served as a Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration in the government of PM Yulia Tymoshenko (2007- 2010). Prior to this, he was a Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko (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 Faction. In 2006-2007, Dr. Nemyria was the Deputy Head of the Permanent Parliamentary Delegation to the PACE and the Ukrainian delegation to the Committee on Parliamentary Cooperation between Ukraine and the EU. In Ms. Tymoshenko’s first government (2005), he served as her Foreign Policy and European Integration Advisor. Dr. Nemyria comes from Donetsk where he began his academic career. He has an MA in History from Donetsk State University and a Ph.D. from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University. He became Vice-Rector of the National University of Kyiv’s Mohyla Academy and chaired the Board of the International Renaissance Foundation.