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All the materials marked with tag: European Union
24 July, 2013
The path from kroon to euro and decisions from 20 years back that make Estonia’s finance minister proud today
27 May, 2013World
Should the United Kingdom leave the European Union? It is the issue that has split Britain’s politicians
30 April, 2013
Ukraine must have its own national history, not one dictated by Moscow. And the Ukrainian Insurgent Army is one of its elements.
30 April, 2013World
In order to avoid continued manipulation by the Ukrainian government, the West should focus on direct contacts with Ukrainian society more, and thus form its own concept of the processes in Ukraine
26 April, 2013
Ukraine's joining the EU would dramatically and irreversibly change the political landscape of Europe, end the division of Europe and close the saga of the Iron Curtain and the Cold War
31 March, 2013
Does Kyiv truly want to join both the EU and the Customs Union? If it is bluffing, then who is the true partner and who is the fake?
22 February, 2013World
Andrew Wilson, political analyst and Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, talks to The Ukrainian Week about the Ukraine-EU Summit and Yanukovych's tactics in negotiations with Brussels
5 October, 2012
Is European culture a fantasy? Is it more or less so than European politics? These are the questions that cross my mind over and over again when I try to think of how to reverse the ongoing tragedy of the EU – namely, its silent and slow demise, which is a fact of reality, to my dismay.
27 September, 2012World
Jerzy Buzek was one of the first European politicians who said that the Yulia Tymoshenko case was politically motivated. Even after his term as a European MP expired at the beginning of this year, Jerzy Buzek continues to monitor the situation in Ukraine.
4 June, 2012
To have a plausible political-historical narrative nowadays means to have viable politics, rather than policies masquerading as politics.
3 May, 2012History
Varying interpretations of 20th century history prevent the movement to acknowledge Communist crimes from spreading throughout Europe
3 May, 2012Security
Ukraine is no longer a priority for Western countries
27 January, 2012World
Genevieve Garrigos, President of Amnesty International France, talks about how to defend human rights
27 January, 2012Politics
Ukraine’s public organizations are hampered by outdated legislation and red tape
14 November, 2011
The resolution on the situation in Ukraine recently adopted by the European Parliament signified the arrival of a new phase in relations between Ukraine and the EU
11 November, 2011Politics
The EU’s bureaucratic machine's reaction to “signals” from Kyiv will be a slowdown in all areas of cooperation and the EU's taking a wait-and-see stance
28 October, 2011Politics
The Ukrainian Week follows Western reaction to the verdict against ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko. The shock caused by the moves of the Ukrainian government is fading. Experts and politicians analyze the new reality of Ukraine in the international arena
10 October, 2011Politics
The position of non-democratic forces at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly keeps it from fulfilling its fundamental functions of protecting human rights and the rule of law to the full extent
7 October, 2011Politics
At the Eastern Partnership summit, EU leaders indicated that there is a direct link between Ukraine’s European integration prospects and the Yulia Tymoshenko case
6 October, 2011Politics
Steven Pifer: “You have some people in Europe and the US asking if it is time to apply possible restrictions on certain Ukrainian officials”.
6 October, 2011Politics
The EU is leaning towards signing an Association Agreement and Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine but ratification will depend on whether political repression stops
27 September, 2011Politics
This time, Europe said a deliberate "No!" during the Yalta Forum, instead of its common "Yes".
25 August, 2011Politics
Quite unexpectedly, the world community censures Kyiv for Tymoshenko’s arrest
23 August, 2011
The ruling party is doing its best to make the West and the world perceive Tymoshenko`s trial only as a political process
16 August, 2011Politics
Hanne Severinsen: “I try to promote European values when anyone asks me to”
5 August, 2011Politics
Former French Ambassador to Ukraine, Philippe de Suremain: “Ukraine is the cornerstone of the future Europe”
5 August, 2011Politics
The government has failed to convince either Ukrainians or the world community that the Tymoshenko case is not politically motivated
1 August, 2011History
Prominent French academic Daniel Beauvois talks about quasi-patriotism, national heroes, distorted myths and the status of historical science in Ukraine
1 August, 2011World
Poland has the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) since July. Will Ukraine benefit from this?
1 August, 2011Politics
A simplified system for crossing the border? Going to the EU visa-free? Every year, the government keeps promising to speed up these processes but for some reason, getting the sacramental Schengen visa is becoming ever more difficult. However, almost 50,000 Ukrainians resolved their European problem a long time ago, and most important of all - forever! They all have two passports – Ukrainian and Romanian.
20 July, 2011World
Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications Juhan Parts: “Building a new democratic state in Estonia and implementing e-government went hand in hand”
12 July, 2011Politics
No future can be built without respect for history from both sides
12 July, 2011Society
Involvement of the society into implementation of state’s policies is of a reason only in case, when the public opinion and opinion of independent experts are heard by the state. In Ukraine neither of the above mentioned is taken into account.
6 June, 2011Politics
Western leaders' selective approach to “defending civic rights” plays into the hands of Yanukovych
2 June, 2011Politics
The European middle class opted for national identity over belonging to a specific social class, turning itself into the foundation of European state building, while the architects of independent Ukraine ignored it
18 May, 2011Investigation
Mark Spörrle, an editor with Die Zeit and author of several bestsellers, is taking down notes that can demolish European prejudices about various countries. In Kyiv, he got rid of some, but not all, stereotypical notions about Ukraine
11 May, 2011Economics
The ten-year program to overcome poverty in Ukraine is a fiasco as some regions have actually found themselves on the verge of poverty
11 May, 2011Politics
A poll conducted in April by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology showed no changes in the trend that has been observed since last summer: Ukrainians are growing less and less supportive of the authorities
11 May, 2011Economics
Russia utilises express diplomacy and media campaigns to have its South Stream overcome its construction being behind that of Nabucco
29 April, 2011Politics
The nature of anti-Ukrainian provocations
27 April, 2011World
In 2011, the Eastern Partnership is very likely to be marginalized in the EU’s external policy
27 April, 2011Politics
Russian companies quietly taking over Ukrainian industry as Moscow pressures Kyiv to keep it from setting up a free trade zone with the EU
19 April, 2011World
Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius: “Do not lose yourself in prejudices towards Europe”
18 April, 2011Politics
“A willingness to carry out reforms is a good sign, but such reforms should not be carried out by sacrificing quality”, EU Ambassador, Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira
28 March, 2011Investigation
Faults that force Western politicians to resign sometimes seem comic to Ukrainians, while Europeans perceive them as threats to society
15 March, 2011Society
The west won't tolerate fascism among its own, but is ready to tolerate it wuth Russia
3 March, 2011World
Vytautas Landsbergis, the mastermind of Lithuanian independence, believes that Europe has left the era of big-personality politicians in the past. They have been replaced by those who “listen to themselves only.”
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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Mostly discussed for its regulation of the language of instruction in schools, the new law offers more overlooked important innovations intended to change the quality and the content of education in Ukraine
7 November, Hanna Trehub,
The new law on the reintegration of the occupied parts of the Donbas qualifies them as such and names Russia as the occupier. Yet, it does not launch the process of deoccupation or change the mechanism envisaged in the Minsk Agreement
20 October, Maksym Vikhrov,
This week started off with a bang in Kyiv...and it had nothing to do with working on healthcare reform, which the Verkhovna Rada eventually passed on October 19. The #1 topic became a protest action to push political reforms forward that was called by anti-corruption politicians and former Odesa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili
19 October, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Founded this fall, Donetsk oligarch Serhiy Taruta’s Osnova or Foundation party has already started campaigning although the next Verkhovna Rada election is two years away
18 October, Denys Kazanskyi,
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