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Information spreads via Internet not only by means of big online media and social networks. There is a huge ramified ecosystem of “junk websites”. “News” shared by such “media” is often of very low quality or even complete fake. Still, it reaches millions of visitors per month. Such websites also generate information flow that brings… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

2019 will be a big political year in Lithuania, with elections in national focus. Lithuania will hold presidential, municipal and European Parliament elections this year. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in her traditional New Year congratulation message was very restrained and short-spoken. She clearly understands that she did nothing outstanding to be proud of. This message… » read more

  Posted by News from the Baltic States

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

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

It is called after Marco Polo and it is a “network of young leaders”aimed at Eurasian dialogue and becoming a bridge between Europe and Asia. The new project was founded at the XI. Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona and takes its inspiration from the Young Transatlantic Innovative Leaders Initiative Fellowship, supported by the US State… » read more

  Posted by Lisbon 2 Vladivostok

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

  Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) is an artificial administrative creature made by foreign powers in Dayton agreement on 1995. It has two political semi-independent entities (federal units) – Serb dominated Republika Srpska (RS) and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) inhabited mainly by Croats and Bosniacs. The outcome has been some kind of confederal arrangement set up… » read more

  Posted by AriRusila's Conflicts

NATO Military Chiefs met at the end of September in Warsaw, Poland to discuss future Alliance’ s military strategy. According to NATO press release, during the meeting, “discussions focused on allied operations, missions and activities, the development of NATO’s military strategy, responsiveness, reinforcement and the NATO Readiness Initiative, as well as the Alliance’s ongoing modernization.”… » read more

  Posted by News from the Baltic States

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