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While Ukraine is wrapping up its New Year and Orthodox Christmas celebrations, there is one more thing worth celebrating. On 1.1.2019, Ukraine took a big leap towards liberalizing its retail electricity market towards European standards. As of this date, consumers are free to choose their electricity supplier. Well, almost all consumers. Households and the SME… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

_ Yuri Kofner, research assistant at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); head; Eurasian sector, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher School of Economics. First published in: EAEU from Lisbon to Vladivostok: Transformations and Perspectives. Berlin.: owc Foreign Trade Publishing House. – EastContact (1). 2018. – 56 p.

  Posted by Lisbon 2 Vladivostok

On 14 December 2018, the Austrian Central Bank (OeNB) and the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee co-organised a conference on “Connecting Europe and Asia” convening high-level policy makers, top business executives and renown researchers. Taking place toward the end of the Austrian Presidency in the Council of the European Union, the goal of the event was… » read more

  Posted by Lisbon 2 Vladivostok

Ukraine has sufficient natural gas reserves to meet own gas demand. According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, in 2017 Ukraine ranked second among the European countries by its proved gas reserves (1.1 trillion cubic meters), with only Norway surpassing (1.7 trillion cubic meters). However, it is only fourth by production volumes with… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Andreas Umland   The prominent Western commentator of post-Soviet affairs Taras Kuzio has recently come forward with a barrel of English-language attacks on Ukrainian opposition politician Yulia Tymoshenko – so far, the clear front-runner in Ukraine’s upcoming presidential elections in March 2019. Kuzio has placed several critical and partly denigrating texts about Tymoshenko in reputed… » read more

  Posted by Andreas Umland

It is time for both EU and Ukraine to reshape their long-term relations, especially in the context of the heated debate about the future of the EU and its neighbourhood policy towards Balkans, Turkey and Great Britain. The jubilee 20th Ukraine-EU Summit provided a good basis for Kyiv to raise the issues of long-term cooperation… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Public demand for radical changes in the system of law enforcement agencies in Ukraine exists already for a number of years. The Revolution of Dignity only testified to their relevance, especially in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. Public discussions of that period resulted in a number of specific indicators (requirements) to the process… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

  Kyiv should foster Ukraine’s European integration, economic growth and national security by offering EU citizens instantaneous residence and work permission   By Andrej Novak and Andreas Umland Recent Eurostat data reveals that Ukrainians have been granted the most residency permits of any nationals in the EU last year. During 2017 alone, approximately 662,000 Ukrainians… » read more

  Posted by Andreas Umland

Why NATO trains to survive

This fall in Europe and in the Baltic region in particular is very “hot” from the military point of view. Russia thinks that NATO exercises in the region are not just single episodic manoeuvres but a chain of successive events, a well-designed scheme of conducting large-scale exercises that are offensive in nature. This point of… » read more

  Posted by News from the Baltic States

On October 22, 2018, EuropaNova NGO with the support of the Ukrainian Embassy in France has organized in Paris a conference “New Generation Europe”. The event was aimed at enhancing perception of Ukraine as a good place for foreign investments. Ukraine undergoes reform of energy sector in accordance with the European Directives, the EU-Ukraine Association… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Since the beginning of the visa liberalization dialogue, Ukraine and its over 1300 km land border with the EU have been under the gaze of the European border guard agencies and the European Commission. Now, when visa-free travel came into force, European authorities focused on the security measures of the border between Ukraine and the… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

At the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Ministerial Meeting, held in Luxemburg on October 15, 2018, ministers of the EU member states and six partner states evaluated the progress made under the 20 Deliverables for 2020, provided by the working document “Eastern Partnership: Focusing on Key Priorities and Deliverables”. According to the document, cooperation between the European… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

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