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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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EU steps up its support to the #SeaOfAzov region

EU steps up its support to the #SeaOfAzov region

| July 9, 2019

The EU has increased its support to help mitigate the impact of Russia’s destabilizing actions in the Sea of Azov region. During the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit, European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn, signed with Ukraine Economic Development and Trade Minister and First Vice Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv, new additional support measures worth €10 million to support local […]

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21st #EUUkraineSummit kicks off in Kyiv

21st #EUUkraineSummit kicks off in Kyiv

| July 9, 2019

The 21st bilateral summit between the European Union and Ukraine took place in Kyiv on 8 July, 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 his visit […]

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Oligarch raid on electricity market of #Ukraine

Oligarch raid on electricity market of #Ukraine

| June 27, 2019

The most urgent issue in EU-Ukraine relations today is the protection of Ukraine’s nuclear power industry from a conspiracy of the oligarchs. Energoatom has been starved of a fair share of market revenues for years by the unfair Rotterdam Plus formula to calculate tariff shares for producers, ostensibly to take account of international coal prices, […]

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Timely implementation of #Ukraine #ElectricityMarketReform

Timely implementation of #Ukraine #ElectricityMarketReform

| May 31, 2019

The energy sector is the foundation of the Ukrainian economy. Unfortunately, energy remains a highly politicized topic in Ukraine and the current political uncertainty means there is a very real danger that the vital process of energy market liberalization will be pushed back. This will have significant consequences for the economic development and security of […]

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#Ukraine unification a priority for #Zelensky and West

#Ukraine unification a priority for #Zelensky and West

| May 20, 2019

When Ukraine’s new president, former comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, was sworn in today (20 May), he was appointed president of a divided nation. The division is not only physical, but also ideological; Ukraine is now a battleground where the ideals of the West and of Russia collide. Since early 2013, Russia has been pursuing a policy of […]

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