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  Will Volodymyr Zelensky quickly understand – if he is elected president – that the Russian state is Ukraine’s enemy and a threat to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and national security of Ukraine? In other words, think the same as the majority of Ukrainians? This is very doubtful based upon Zelensky’s inexperience in international affairs… » read more

  Posted by UkraineAtWar

    Eine neue Studie der GIZ dokumentiert das breite Spektrum deutscher Meinungen und Wahrnehmungen zur heutigen Ukraine   ========================================                 Die Ukraine in den Augen Deutschlands: Bilder und Wahrnehmungen eines Landes im Umbruch. Kyiv: Büro für politische Kommunikation, GIZ GmbH, 2018. 111 pp.   Deutschland ist das… » read more

  Posted by Andreas Umland

The second round is coming closer with incumbent Petro Proshenko facing comedian Volodymyr Zelensky. For many months it has been clear that Russia wanted anybody to win – except Poroshenko. Today, in the second round, this is even more the case as pro-Putin Russian nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky comes out stridently in support of Zelensky and… » read more

  Posted by UkraineAtWar

    As the undisputed frontrunner throughout most of the Ukrainian presidential election campaign, Yulia Tymoshenko’s recent, precipitous fall from the top of opinion surveys has brought out an increasing desperation in the stretch run of her third and likely final bid to lead Ukraine. As she has essentially campaigned non-stop for the presidency since… » read more

  Posted by UkraineAtWar

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo challenged world leaders to choose democracy over tyranny when political crisis broke out in Venezuela in late January. “Now it is time for every other nation to pick a side,” said America’s senior diplomat during an address to the United Nations Security Council. “Either you stand with… » read more

  Posted by UkraineAtWar

On the 25th of February 2019, the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels organised its fourth Brussels UkraineLab in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which represents civil society in the system of EU institutions. The event was organised with the support of the Mission of Ukraine to the EU, Mission of Canada… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

In a modern law-governed state, legislative regulation of the relations between public administration bodies and private individuals is a mandatory element of the legal system. The laws on general administrative procedure primarily aim to protect a person from arbitrariness by public servants. They determine the actions of officials in terms of the procedure. This applies… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Yuri Kofner, research assistant, IIASA (Vienna); head, Eurasian sector, CCEIS, Higher School of Economics (Moscow) gives a lecture on the challenges, opportunities and potential format of deeper trade and economic cooperation between the European Union (EU) and Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The lecture was given from Munich as part of the model “Simulating EU-Eurasian Economic… » read more

  Posted by Lisbon 2 Vladivostok

On February 7, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada voted for amending the Constitution of Ukraine (regarding the strategic course of the state on acquiring full-fledged membership of Ukraine in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization). The purpose of the proposed amendments, as stated in the Explanatory Note, is the legislative consolidation in the… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

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

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