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Summit between EU and Ukraine

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8.7.2019 – The 21st bilateral summit between the European Union and Ukraine takes place in Kyiv this afternoon, with Ukraine’s progress in its reform path, supported by the European Union, high on the agenda. The summit will be the first since the new President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, took office on 20 May, and follows [...]

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Oleg Sentsov, 2018 Sakharov Prize laureate

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14.12.2018 – Oleg Sentsov is a Ukrainian film director and writer, an outspoken opponent of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. On 10 May 2014, he was arrested in Simferopol, Crimea, on charges of plotting acts of terrorism against the Russian ‘de facto’ rule in Crimea. In May 2014, Sentsov was arrested by the Russian security service [...]

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Billion euros Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine

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9.3.2018 – The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme for Ukraine worth up to €1 billion to support economic stabilisation and structural reforms. Today’s proposal follows a request from the Ukrainian authorities and direct discussions between Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. The new programme [...]

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EU-Ukraine Association Agreement fully enters into force

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1.9.2017- The Association Agreement, including its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), is the main tool for bringing Ukraine and the EU closer together: it promotes deeper political ties and stronger economic links, as well as respect for common European values. The DCFTA provides a framework for modernizing Ukraine’s trade relations and economic development [...]

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New Trade Agreement between the EU and Ukraine

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On 1.1.2016 a free trade agreement between Ukraine and the European Union (DCFTA) entered into force, which forms part of the Association Agreement. The introduction of the DCFTA as part of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU represents an important milestone in bilateral relations, as well as significant economic benefits for both sides. [...]

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Aid to Ukraine in the European Parliament

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Humanitarian aid for the Ukraine will be collected in the European Parliament from the 20 October until 30 November 2015. Please bring blankets, sleeping bags, clothes, shoes – they will be very much needed during the winter.

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Aid for Ukraine finally approved by Council of the

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On the 31st of March the Council of the European Union approved the Commission’s proposal for new macro-financial assistance (MFA) to Ukraine.  The approval by the Council came just days after the European Parliament’s approval on the 25th of March. The two approvals were necessary for swift disbursement of up to €1.8bn in medium-term loans [...]

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From Munich to Kyiv

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In 1938, when British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned from Munich proclaiming “peace in our time,” Winston Churchill famously denounced the decision Britain and France had just made. “You were given the choice between war and dishonor,” he said. “You chose dishonor and you will have war.” Sadly, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President [...]

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Latest news from Ukraine

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russian opposition politician, and Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, was killed because he was going to reveal evidence of Moscow’s involvement in the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. Slowly, the West is realizing that Ukraine needs help to prevail in Russia’s war against the nation. Several countries are now sending military [...]

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EBRD provides advice to Ukrainian agribusiness

EBRD has launched a programme to support SME development and stimulate sector growth. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) continues to commit resources to supporting Ukraine’s agribusiness sector, which is one of the driving forces of the domestic economy. Of the €1 billion in new funding channelled to Ukraine by the EBRD in [...]

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Press on Ukraine – the possibility of “Bosnian Scenario”

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The number and content of last week’s news on Ukraine in the European media testify: in the eyes of Europeans it turns  into a hot spot. TV and radio reports were filled with articles on the military theme from the East. Especially notable were the stories of individual participants in military conflict, like soldiers, and others operating in this zone. Thus, the Belgian newspaper “De Morgen” in an article entitled “Where [...]

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Additional humanitarian aid to Ukraine

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Christos Stylianides the EU Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management has announced a new aid package for Ukraine, which includes material and financial aid provided by the European Commission and Member States in a joint gesture of solidarity. The so-called EU airlift operation consist of three cargo planes which will deliver humanitarian supplies to [...]

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The world’s financial markets are preparing for Ukrainian default. And so should Ukraine.

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The history of Governments borrowing and then failing to repay their debts goes deep. The first known sovereign default was in the 4th century BC when several Greek city-states failed to honor their debts. When a country fails to pay its creditors on time, it is said to go into “default”. Most of the countries [...]

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Charity event for Ukraina

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NGO “Promote Ukraine” invites everybody to a Ukrainian party on 19-th Dec. in Antwerp! There you will enjoy delicious Ukrainian food, life Ukranian music, dances, a fashion show with clothes of Ukrainian designers and much more.  The event is organized within within the context of “Music for life”, a charity project of Studio Brussel and [...]

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Post-Soviet Confidence Games

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By Stefan Wolff LONDON – It is starting to look like a pattern. After painstaking talks, the parties in the Ukraine conflict come to an agreement – only to have it fall apart or fail to be fully implemented. At least three separate deals to resolve the crisis have been struck, and each has quickly [...]

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