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China and the European Union are the world’s number one and two car markets. Together they account for half of all passenger cars sold and built around the world. Moreover, the two regions are emerging as the major global regulatory powers, setting ambitious standards and targets for tomorrow’s vehicles. That is why we at ACEA… » read more

  Posted by Eric-Mark Huitema

Guest Blog post by Natalia Arno, President of the Free Russia Foundation As protests rage across Russia in response to a Kremlin-backed law to erect a digital Iron Curtain, authorities are preparing a “cyber-defence test” to shut down the Russian Internet – a step that may result in isolating the country from the rest of… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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

“The UN’s latest climate meeting ends positively. But there is a lot more to do if global warming is to be stopped” says The Economist about the 24th UN Conference of Parties, the so-called COP24, which came to an end in Katowice on Saturday 15th December. “The agreement struck in Poland is not strong enough,… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

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

Confidence in the EU has gradually diminished after a series of crises of values. This has enabled the rapid growth of the populist and the far-right parties in the V4 countries, which are causing fragmentation within the EU due to what they perceive as unresolved asylum and migration issues. In 2004, Romano Prodi commented on… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

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