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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

    Guest blog post by Radu Dumitrescu, one of the Editors-in-Chief of The New Federalist. According to Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perception Index, Eastern Europe was one of the worst-performing regions of the world, with an average score comparable to that of Central Asia. It is very easy to see why – Belarus, Serbia… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

In 2015, Europe faced its most serious crisis since the financial crisis of 2008; the so-called “migration crisis.” EU member states adopted different attitudes towards tackling the crisis, namely in case of acceptance of refugees and migrants in their countries. The states of Visegrad group (Czech Republic included) objected vehemently against the refugee quotas. The… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

BY JONAS DRINGELIS The Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 launched an AMRAAM-type air-to-air missile over Estonian territory Tuesday afternoon. All the Estonians are very shocked. The incident occurred on Aug. 7, 2018 at around 3:44 PM local time in the Pangodi area of Estonia’s Tartu County, which is situated less than 50 miles west to the… » read more

  Posted by NATO and Baltic states today

  Cet article propose une traduction de la recension réalisée par Andreas Umland de l’ouvrage L’Ukraine aux yeux de l’Allemagne : images et perceptions d’un pays en bouleversement (Die Ukraine in den Augen Deutschlands: Bilder und Wahrnehmungen eines Landes im Umbruch. Kiev: Büro für politische Kommunikation, GIZ GmbH, 2018. 111 p.) publié en 2018 par… » read more

  Posted by Andreas Umland

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the NATO’s summit in Brussels that the Alliance would improve its ability to facilitate the movement of forces in Europe, but did not plan to deploy additional units to the Baltic countries and Poland. It should be noted that the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw was Baltic-centric, highly concentrated… » read more

  Posted by NATO and Baltic states today

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