Ukraine opens up land market in bid for $8 bln IMF package

By |marec 31st, 2020|economic crisis, Ihor Kolomoisky, IMF, land ownership, News, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukrainian lawmakers voted on Tuesday (31 March) to lift a ban on the sale of farmland that has stood for nearly two decades, clearing one of the hurdles needed to unlock an $8 billion loan package from the International Monetary Fund.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukraine opens up land market in bid for $8 bln IMF package

Ukraine struggles to debunk fake virus news

By |marec 27th, 2020|coronavirus, disinformation, fake news, News, Russia, Ukraine|

The water service in Odessa, a port city in southern Ukraine, was suddenly overrun this week with calls from worried residents with a peculiar concern.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukraine struggles to debunk fake virus news

The Commission’s Eastern Partnership strategy is disappointing

By |marec 24th, 2020|Eastern Partnership, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, geopolitics, Georgia, Moldova, News, Russia, Ukraine, Von der Leyen Commission, Western Balkans|

Distance should not be a criterion: Georgia is better prepared for EU membership than the frontrunners of the Western Balkans, writes Andrius Kubilius.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za The Commission’s Eastern Partnership strategy is disappointing

Polish farmers push to keep Ukrainians in agriculture after border closure

By |marec 20th, 2020|COVID-19, migrant workers, News, Poland, Ukraine|

After Poland closed its borders to slow down coronavirus spread, agriculture unionists are demanding that the government allow Ukrainians to remain in the country and help to keep agri-food production going. EURACTIV Poland reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Polish farmers push to keep Ukrainians in agriculture after border closure

Eastern Partnership: Bilateral track to ensure tailor-made approach

By |marec 19th, 2020|Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Eastern Partnership, Georgia, Moldova, News, Oliver Varhelyi, Ukraine|

The European Commission published its proposed five priorities for the Eastern Partnership (EaP) policy post-2020 on Wednesday (18 March). The new objectives centre on economy and trade, boosting judicial reforms, the environment and digitalisation, as...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Eastern Partnership: Bilateral track to ensure tailor-made approach

Trial of men accused in downing of MH17 to begin in Amsterdam

By |marec 9th, 2020|Eastern Ukraine crisis, MH17, Netherlands, News, Russia, Ukraine|

The first hearing in the trial of four fugitive suspects in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was set to start in Amsterdam on Monday (9 March), more than five years after the plane was downed in Ukraine.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Trial of men accused in downing of MH17 to begin in Amsterdam

Eastern Partnership’s champions expect more from the ‘geopolitical Commission’

By |marec 9th, 2020|Association agreement, Charles Michel, Eastern Partnership, EU enlargement, Georgia, Moldova, News, Ukraine, Von der Leyen Commission|

As associated countries of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova ask for a more ambitious Eastern Partnership (EaP) policy, the debate continues about the next steps and available financial support for what is lauded as one of the EU's most successful foreign p...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Eastern Partnership’s champions expect more from the ‘geopolitical Commission’

Ukraine prosecutor gets sacked, raising European concerns

By |marec 6th, 2020|anti-corruption, EU-Ukraine relations, News, Ukraine, Ukraine reforms|

The Ukrainian parliament on Thursday (5 March) dismissed Ruslan Riaboshapka as the country's prosecutor general, raising concerns from civil society groups as well as lawmakers in the European Parliament.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukraine prosecutor gets sacked, raising European concerns

Zelenskiy signals government reshuffle as experts warn against backpedaling on reforms

By |februar 27th, 2020|corruption, Ihor Kolomoisky, News, oligarchs, PrivatBank, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signaled a potential reshuffle of his government on Wednesday (26 February) that local media said could include axing Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk in favor of businessman and veteran politician Serhiy Tihipko.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Zelenskiy signals government reshuffle as experts warn against backpedaling on reforms

Poroshenko fights selective justice ‘at the orders of Zelenskiy’

By |februar 24th, 2020|News, oligarchs, Petro Poroshenko, selective justice, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is fighting a court decision to have him brought in by force for questioning by the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI). Poroshenko's lawyers and his party said this latest development illustrates what the West calls “selective justice” in Ukraine.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Poroshenko fights selective justice ‘at the orders of Zelenskiy’