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18 December, 2015
The Baltic States have already injected their share of optimism in the European project. Now the turn has come for Ukraine to cure the Union with her magnanimity and optimism
16 December, 2015
The most important challenges are to lay genuinely strong and stable political foundations so that Ukraine never swerves away from its European course of reform regardless of any political uncertainties future elections may bring
10 June, 2015World
The Ukrainian Week spoke with Raimonds Vejonis, the newly-elected President of the Republic of Latvia and Minister of Defense when this interview was made, about NATO revival, the "deterrent effect," Putin's unpredictability, and the cost of the conflict in Ukraine to Riga
5 June, 2015World
Latvian Minister of Culture spoke to The Ukrainian Week about Russia’s war for the hearts and minds of young people, and ways for Latvia and Europe to resist it effectively
14 May, 2015World
The first speaker of the Seimas of the independent Lithuania and EMP until recently on the way Europe is changing its perception of Russia, the shifting "center of Europeanness", and why it is crucial for Ukrainians to resist disenchantment
2 February, 2015World
The Ukrainian Week spoke to Estonia’s Prime Minister about reforms, business environment they way Estonian investors see it in Ukraine, economic benefits of e-governance and international response to the Russian threat
10 October, 2014
NATO does not know how to deal with small, confusing challenges, so Russia unleashes them. If they go unpunished, they set a precedent
10 October, 2014World
In his interview for The Ukrainian Week, Mr. Ilves draws parallels between transformations of the international order caused by Russia’s actions today and circumstances that encouraged the establishment of NATO and EU over 60 years ago, and between the presence of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil today and Soviet occupation of Estonia
23 May, 2014
One of the biggest crises the newly re-independent state of Estonia faced was an attempt to establish an autonomous region in its northeast part in 1993
3 September, 2013News
Moscow’s approach, first to the Baltic countries and more recently to Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, shows that Russia doesn’t learn on its mistakes and will ‘loose’ those countries as it earlier ‘lost’ the Baltic States, says American analyst Paule Goble.
29 April, 2013World
Estonians took radical action to get rid from the Soviet legal system and laid the foundation for the rule of law, with a clear separation of powers and an independent judiciary.
12 April, 2013History
Why the Baltic States succeeded in defending their states in 1917-20 while Ukraine failed
30 August, 2012
20 August 1991 is the Estonian Re-Independence Day. Namely, on that day just a few minutes before midnight, the Supreme Council of Estonia declared Estonia independent and some days later the international recognitions began to pour in. The way Estonian independence was declared and what was written in the Supreme Council’s declaration continue to influence Estonian society today.
18 May, 2012
Despite the euro-zone crisis, euro membership gives Estonia more credibility and makes the country clearly visible among former republics of the USSR.
30 March, 2012World
Estonia’s Ambassador to Ukraine Lauri Lepik talks about his country’s path to the European Union, the experience of integrating the Russian-speaking population and establishing business contacts with Kyiv
30 March, 2012World
The status of Russian becomes the most acute problem in countries where Russian-speaking communities are large both in absolute and relative terms.
30 March, 2012World
Seventy-five per cent of Latvian citizens rejected the initiative to grant Russian the status of a state language at a recent referendum, but this is unlikely to stop the politicisation of the “Russian issue” in this post-imperial territory
30 March, 2012
Lithuania was and continues to be unimaginable without its historically formed minorities and its precious voices.
30 March, 2012
Being small offers both negative and positive opportunities in international politics.
12 May, 2011History
The states lying west of Russia could not avoid establishing a tight defense union but they failed to move beyond their own narrow national interests
20 January, 2011World
French political analyst and geographer Michel Foucher talks about Ukraine’s Euro-integration chances, the advantages of the soft-power strategy, and Europe within its new borders
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November 21, the 4th anniversary of the Maidan, begins in Kyiv with a prayer for the Heavenly Hundred, the protesters killed at Instytutska Street in February 2014, and the victims of earlier shootings, police violence throughout the revolution
yesterday, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Ukraine’s Parliament has started to change the electoral system. Will they be able to finish the job and what will change if the reform goes through?
day before yesterday, Andriy Holub,
What political ambitions do Yulia Tymoshenko and her party hope to achieve before the 2019 elections?
day before yesterday, Roman Malko,
According to recent sociological studies, there have been no significant changes in the mood of Ukrainians over the last three years. The scarcity of demonstrations cannot be attributed to loyalty to the current government, but rather to the fact that the opposition is equally far away from understanding what the citizens need and how these needs can be met
day before yesterday, Andriy Holub,
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