Viara Bojkova works for the think tank Sea and Water. She writes: We try to influence governmental policy and represent the shipping industry. What I do is research and analysis on the trade between the UK and the EU, North Africa and ex-Soviet Republics. I also write theoretical and economic argumentats when we work on documents that are particularly oriented to changes in the governmental policies. We work on consultation papers of the European Commission as well. Very useful for me were the discussions about our dissertations. I still remember the hints that I learnt and use them now when I write long reports.