Tag: Ukraine

#Trump gambit highlights #Ukraine problems with the rule of law

#Trump gambit highlights #Ukraine problems with the rule of law

| October 9, 2019

Regardless of what happens with Trump’s impeachment inquiry, the new Ukrainian leadership must deliver genuine rule-of-law reform and continue the fight against corruption. Orysia Lutsevych Research Fellow and Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme @Orysiaua The first page of the unclassified memorandum of US President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy […]

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EU guidance on handling of visa applications from residents of Ukraine’s #Donetsk and #Luhansk regions

EU guidance on handling of visa applications from residents of Ukraine’s #Donetsk and #Luhansk regions

| October 4, 2019

The European Commission and the European External Action Service have this week sent EU member states and non-EU Schengen countries guidance on how to handle visa applications lodged by residents of the non-Government controlled areas of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The guidance document follows up on the European Council Conclusions of 20 June 2019 and […]

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In #Ukraine, new government demonstrates fighting against shadow economy and corruption

In #Ukraine, new government demonstrates fighting against shadow economy and corruption

| September 26, 2019

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi and parliament have begun to actively introduce changes to tax legislation aimed at unshadowing of the economy, combating corruption schemes and reducing pressure on business. At the same time, the law on the creation of a new agency – the “Bureau of Financial Investigations” caused some concerns from experts and […]

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#UkraineAirCarriers become ‘hostages of politics’

#UkraineAirCarriers become ‘hostages of politics’

| September 24, 2019

Last week, two European carriers took the controversial decision to effectively severe their ties with Ukraine, Brussels Airlines and British Airways stating that the Ukrainian air travel market is no longer profitable for them. This is despite air communication with Ukraine being of strategic importance, both for cooperation between Ukraine and the EU and for […]

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Vice-President Šefčovič chairing the 3rd round of political trilateral gas talks with #Russia and #Ukraine

Vice-President Šefčovič chairing the 3rd round of political trilateral gas talks with #Russia and #Ukraine

| September 19, 2019

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EU’s deepening approach to #Ukraine reform is paying dividends

EU’s deepening approach to #Ukraine reform is paying dividends

| September 2, 2019

As a new European Commission takes office, it should not abandon the strategy. Kataryna Wolczuk Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Since the Euromaidan revolution in the winter of 2013–14, the EU has adopted a significantly more strategic approach to reform in Ukraine, in order to address fundamental weaknesses within Ukrainian state institutions. […]

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Muddy waters in #Firtash case give Vienna pause

Muddy waters in #Firtash case give Vienna pause

| August 23, 2019

In the latest twist in an already bizarre saga, one which has roped in Russiagate theorists and pitted a former Austrian minister against US prosecutors, Austria’s caretaker government approved the extradition of Ukrainian oligarch Dimitri Firtash to the United States— just as a Vienna judge ruled to halt Firtash’s extradition. Firtash—who stands accused by a […]

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