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20 OctoberPolitics
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
15 September
UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women on her visit to Ukraine
31 AugustHistory
A historian looks at the crucial cult of the Soviet Union
26 May
Co-Head of Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council on the current state of dialogue between the Alliance and Ukraine, the future of the Euro-Atlantic security system and the Russian propaganda
17 March
Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine spoke to The Ukrainian Week about current priorities and obstacles faced by the SMM in its work on the ground
3 MarchHistory
When Nikita Khrushchev came to power, he brought a "Ukrainian clan" with him. It later removed their patron from the helm of the USSR
23 February
Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada on the main contradictions and temptations of Ukrainian politics, the major ideological camps in the legislature, the war, lobbying, and geopolitics
2 FebruaryPolitics
In three years since the Euromaidan, what has changed among ordinary Ukrainians? What trends suggest the direction Ukrainian society is moving in? Recent polls provide some answers to these questions
26 JanuaryWorld
In 2017, Ukraine will be a major test of conscience that will force democratic countries to an uneasy choice among values
21 October, 2016Economics
Pro-Russian oligarchs have begun a serious push to persuade Ukrainians that the only way to a better life is to renew “torn” economic ties with Russia. This flies in the face of facts on the ground
15 July, 2016World
My story is inseparable from my experience as a member of the European Parliament. During my term (2009-2014), I was in a position to witness the debates and political skirmishes in the House that allowed me to anticipate easily what happened recently in the United Kingdom
18 May, 2016History
In an attempt to understand what Crimea meant and what it means for Ukraine today, to look at important moments in the history of the peninsula and Crimean Tatars, to define the foundation of Crimean Tatar identity, and to analyze the prospects of Crimea’s return to Ukraine and its position after de-occupation, The Ukrainian Week speaks to historian and political scientist Gulnara Bekirova
2 May, 2016
President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine about reforms and what exactly is hindering the development of business
18 April, 2016
This Wednesday, April 6, the Netherlands voted against the association agreement with Ukraine. Here, I will bring forward a few observations and conclusions
8 March, 2016Politics
The presidential party's approach to forming party lists and selecting candidates for single-member constituencies has divided it into a multitude of groups and even more basically independent MPs
29 February, 2016World
Democraten-66 MPs about the upcoming referendum on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and their Yes campaign in the Netherlands
27 January, 2016
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister on EU and Ukraine, elections in the Donbas, the Normandy format negotiations, and Ukraine’s diplomatic relations with Russia
27 January, 2016Politics
Foreign policy objectives and challenges for 2016
11 January, 2016World
What role Gazeta Wyborcza played in Poland's transition from communism to democracy
11 January, 2016World
Entering 2016 with a new political landscape
9 October, 2015World
The first female president in the world talks about preservation of language and identity, gender equality, and promotion of peace through understanding and caring for the environment
6 August, 2015History
Former UPA fighter shares his story of struggle against the Nazis and NKVD, GULAGs and return to Ukraine
18 June, 2015
The Ukrainian Week spoke to the President of the European Investment Bank about priorities in cooperation with Ukraine, quality control of projects that receive access to the funding and SMEs as a potential driver of Ukraine’s economy
1 April, 2015
The basics to grow the entrepreneurial environment have already started in Ukraine
16 March, 2015Politics
Why an international strategy to return Crimea is necessary and what implications the militarization of the peninsula will have for the Black Sea and Mediterranean region
23 February, 2015Politics
Hopes for stamping out corruption, reforming law enforcement bodies and transforming the country in accordance with the European values are futile, unless major flaws in the Ukrainian electoral law are eradicated
2 February, 2015Economics
If current trends in bilateral trade are maintained, by 2016 Ukraine will be ready to survive even a full-scale Russian trade blockade
2 February, 2015Economics
The benefits and concerns of the budget reform
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
26 January, 2015Politics
The Ukrainian Week spoke to former Deputy Interior Minister about the reform of the law enforcement, the prospects of Georgian know-how in Ukraine, and the future of volunteer battalions
4 January, 2015World
The Ukrainian Week talked to Vaira Vike-Freiberga, the sixth President of Latvia, about the EU’s strategies towards Ukraine, differences between new and old member-states and ways to counter Russian propaganda
4 January, 2015
More than ever Ukraine needs statesmen with a long term vision looking beyond the horizon of their current mandate
12 November, 2014Politics
The impressive victory of pro-European forces in the party lists must be put to work toward rapid and irreversible reforms, otherwise it will quickly turn into an equally impressive defeat
11 November, 2014Politics
The election in Donbas followed the traditional scenario for this region. Unfortunately, its residents learned nothing from the bloody lessons of 2014
23 October, 2014Politics
The parliamentary election may bring only few “new faces” to parliament
10 October, 2014Society
Without “tourists” from Russia, the separatist movement in Kharkiv has quickly marginalised. If not for pro-Russian sympathies of the local authorities, it would hardly pose any threat at all
23 September, 2014Economics
For the key EU and NATO members to become truly interested in Ukraine, it must act to greatly increase their economic presence inside the country
15 September, 2014Politics
With the old election law in place, the parliamentary campaign cannot radically upgrade the Verkhovna Rada now. Still, it will make it more adequate to the challenges faced by the state
9 July, 2014World
What Russia’s frontiers could look like in case of fragmentation triggered by ethnic, religious, economic and other factors
9 July, 2014
Ukraine has a lot to offer and get from BRICS states. The key to beneficial cooperation is a serious review of Ukraine’s policy towards them and massive enlargement of people-to-people diplomacy
30 June, 2014Politics
The chairman of the UDAR faction in parliament speaks about the roots of the Poroshenko-Klitschko union, the need for an early parliamentary election and the tests of power
27 June, 2014News
EU leaders claim that new sanctions against Russia could be passed anytime, the European Council says in its conclusions on Ukraine passed at the session in Brussels today
27 June, 2014News
Ukraine signed the Association Agreement with the EU on Friday, June 27, in Brussels
19 June, 2014News
MPs supported candidates to replace acting Chair of the NBU, Prosecutor General and Foreign Minister offered by President Poroshenko in the vote today
17 June, 2014News
Ukraine’s Premier Arseniy Yatseniuk believes that Russia has disrupted gas talks not least because of the upcoming visit of President Petro Poroshenko to Brussels to sign the economic part of the Association Agreement with the EU, he said when speaking in Parliament
12 June, 2014Economics
Previous trade rows with Russia have pushed Ukraine to reorient its key exports to the EU and other markets. This should save it from the disastrous effect of a looming trade war from Russia
11 June, 2014
The developments in Ukraine change rapidly. Every time we think we can end something with a full stop, they prove that even a comma would be too soon
11 June, 2014World
EBRD priorities are gradually shifting away from Russia. The investor is setting sights on Ukraine and has already renewed public sector lending
11 June, 2014Society
Semen Semenchenko talks about voluntary special forces, the Chechen trail in Eastern Ukraine and inevitable terror
23 May, 2014Politics
The question "who controls the separatists in the eastern Ukraine?" has no categorical answer. The insurgents of Donetsk don't have a single command centre. In fact these terrorist groups are controlled by a number of different individuals who often don't see eye to eye.
22 May, 2014News
13 Ukrainian troops were killed in the attack of terrorists near the villages of Rubizhne and Volnovakha, Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov reports
21 May, 2014Politics
If Russian becomes the second state language or even acquires official status in part of Ukraine’s territory, this will aggravate the discrimination of the Ukrainian-speaking majority and will ease the Kremlin’s expansion
14 May, 2014Society
A sociopsychological analysis of the "nomenclature continuity" and top officials depicted on icons
10 May, 2014News
On the eve of the Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship to take place on May 9-25, numerous opposition activists were arrested. As of May 9, at least 28 political inmates are kept at prison isolators in Minsk
16 April, 2014Politics
For a quarter of a century now, Russia has the dubious distinction of being the biggest provocateur and supporter of separatist projects in the neighbouring countries, which mars its prospects.
16 April, 2014Politics
The anamnesis of Ukraine’s non-nuclear status
3 April, 2014News
About 98% of the customs duties that Ukrainian iron, steel, farm produce and machinery exporters pay at EU borders will be removed by a proposal backed by European Parliament on Thursday.
23 March, 2014Politics
Behind the nice façade of a top government-level reshuffle, the new Ukrainian authorities are outrageously indiscriminate in other appointments.
21 March, 2014Politics
How Ukraine should tackle lustration, skeletons in the closets of its new government and tools that could help it not lose the war
21 March, 2014Politics
The Ukrainian Week talks to Volodymyr Ohryzko, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2007–2009, about what Ukraine can do if the guarantors under the Budapest Memorandum it signed in 1994 in exchange for giving up its strategic nuclear weapons arsenal, the third largest in the world, fail to meet their commitments
27 February, 2014News
Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted president of Ukraine, said on Thursday that he remained the lawful president, and asked Russian authorities to grant his personal safety.
27 February, 2014News
Thousands of pro-Russia and pro-Ukraine demonstrators duelled in Crimea’s capital on Wednesday, heightening concerns about unrest in the region following the change in government in Kiev, Financial Times reports.
22 February, 2014News
Germany's Frank Walter-Steinmeier, France's Eric Fournier, and Poland's Radoslaw Sikorski come to the Verkhovna Rada
21 February, 2014Politics
Opposition leaders and Viktor Yanukovych signed the Agreement to Regulate the Crisis in Ukraine at the Presidential Administration on February 21. The text has been promulgated by the President's press-service
21 February, 2014News
Ukraine’s Security Service claims that it will apply tough measures to stop threats to territorial integrity of Ukraine and will hold everyone engaged in that liable, it says in a statement
30 January, 2014Politics
The Ukrainian State was the impossible dream of grandparents and something the parents sacrificed their lives and comfort for. For the Ukrainian leadership, it is nothing but a temporary resource of personal wealth
28 January, 2014
The EuroMaidan began as a protest against President Yanukovych’s decision to disrupt the Association Agreement with the EU. Over the past two months, it has escalated into resistance to the government and President Yanukovych himself
28 January, 2014News
The meeting of President Viktor Yanukovych and his working group with opposition leaders is over after four hours
20 January, 2014News
“The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum calls upon the European Union to cease all financial assistance to the government of Ukraine, and to impose a travel ban on all 239 Ukrainian MPs who voted on 16 January 2014 for authoritarian new laws,” the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum’s Statement on repressive laws in Ukraine and Azerbaijan claims.
15 January, 2014Politics
The role of the West in Ukraine's political crisis as seen by European and American experts
13 January, 2014
Appeals for targeted sanctions against Ukrainian officials responsible for the violent crackdown of peaceful demonstrations and the use of force and persecution against journalists and protesters figure high in the messages of Ukrainian opposition, civil society and protesters of EuroMaidan to the West, in particular to the U.S. and to the EU. Apart from Yanukovych, his family members and state officials, the protesters call on the West to include business elites, so called oligarchs, supporting Yanukovych’s regime in the list of sanctioned individuals.
30 December, 2013News
“The Moscow deal further reduces Ukrainian room for maneuver in its foreign and internal policies. Russian loan and cheaper gas price will allow Ukrainian government to freeze major problems in Ukrainian economy until 2015 elections but it is not a support which can solve growing economic instability,” says Wojciech Kononczuk, Head of Department for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova at the OSW (Centre for Eastern Studies) think-tank, in his comment for The Ukrainian Week
23 December, 2013News
The EU is still ready to help Ukraine even financially, but only if the Association Agreement is signed and implemented, Czech diplomat Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy, told Czech Television (ČT) today. The Prague Post reports.
23 December, 2013
So what are the December 17 deals with Russia? A victory or a defeat?
23 December, 2013
Fundamentally, EuroMaidan represents a completely different form of social and political organization from Putin’s managed democracy
17 December, 2013
The brutal truth is that public opinion in many Western countries cares little for Ukraine – and certainly not enough to risk an open confrontation with Moscow
29 November, 2013Politics
The disruption of association with the EU revealed two crucial things. One - Ukraine has proven incapable of acting as an independent state. Two - European and American policies in Eastern Europe failed because rhetoric was the only thing confronting Putin’s pressure.
26 November, 2013News
Ukraine has not lost it all in terms of the Association Agreement. Even if it doesn’t sign it at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, the country’s story of European integration will not end, says Alexander Kwasniewski, former Polish president and member of the European Parliament Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, as quoted by the Polish online publication Money.pl
26 November, 2013Politics
Top international publications report on Ukrainians who took it to the street this Sunday to protest against their government’s decision to suspend preparations for the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU
25 November, 2013Navigator
The Ukrainian Week looks into the hidden face of Kremenchuk
25 November, 2013World
Being in the centre of a clash between civilizations of the East and the West, Ukraine is both a detonator and an object of that clash. In many aspects, its choice is crucial to itself - and Europe's future
23 November, 2013News
The statement of the Ukrainian government on suspension of preparations for the Association Agreement will have broad impact on Ukraine, but also on those that support European integration in other Eastern Partnership countries, says Amanda Paul, a Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre in Brussels, in her commentary to The Ukrainian Week
22 November, 2013Politics
The latest developments make the prospects of signing the Association Agreement very vague. What can Europe do with Ukraine after 28/11?
22 November, 2013News
Former co-rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for Ukraine Hanne Severinsen says that turning point, which Vilnius summit could become for Ukraine, seems now to have been lost by a Regime that only has their private interests to fight for.
21 November, 2013News
Swedish Foreign Minister Karl Bildt believes that the decision of the Ukrainian government to suspend preparations for the signing of the Association Agreement is pressure from Russia, he writes on Twitter
21 November, 2013News
Ukrainian government is not ready for the benefits of European integration in the near future, therefore it opts for short-term benefits in the CIS, comments political analyst Vadym Karasiov on the suspension of the preparation for the Association Agreement signing in Vilnius.
21 November, 2013
EU member-state embassies should transform into portals between the past and the future, rather than reserves of Euro-robots sending some to heaven, and others to purgatory
20 November, 2013Economics
The Ukrainian Week holds a mini-survey of business associations and executives on how the Association Agreement can affect their life in Ukraine
20 November, 2013Politics
The Ukrainian Week polls members of the major political parties on the recent developments in parliament and chances of signing the Association Agreement
19 November, 2013News
On November 21, the Verkhovna Rada will vote on the European integration laws first thing, Speaker Volodymyr Rybak announces.
19 November, 2013News
President Viktor Yanukovych met with EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Füle today, the President’s press service reports
19 November, 2013Society
The Ukrainian Week reflects on this in the historic context with historian Stanislav Kulchytsky
18 November, 2013
Linas Linkevičius argues that “Ukraine belongs to Europe, not just geographically” and that a European political project without Ukraine would be less impressive in his interview to European affairs journalist Peter O’Donnell.
15 November, 2013Economics
A failed Association Agreement: German economy is striving towards investing in Ukraine, but faces many obstacles
14 November, 2013News
EU diplomats have given up hope Ukraine will sign an association and free trade treaty at the Vilnius summit later this month, Andrew Rettman says in his article for EUobserver.
13 November, 2013News
For Putin, ‘losing’ Ukraine would be particularly humiliating, so he will accelerate Russian pressure on Kyiv. However, if Ukraine gives up, it would influence the position of the countries which still expect just to initial the agreements with the EU, says Amanda Paul, a Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre in Brussels, in her article for EPC website.
8 November, 2013News
Ukraine will sign an association agreement with the EU at the end of November, and is ready to make significant changes to its domestic legislation by introducing an anti-discrimination law aimed at protecting the gay and lesbian community, the country's deputy foreign minister, Andrii Olefirov, told EurActiv in an interview
5 November, 2013News
Ukraine is leaving Russia for Europe. But those who expect Ukraine to embark on a fast transformation should not be complacent, the opinion page editor of the business newspaper Vedomosti Maxim Trudolyubov in his Op-Ed article at The New York Times say.
5 November, 2013Politics
Postponed Association Agreement signing may become an effective tool to put pressure on Yanukovych, but will make Ukraine more vulnerable to Russia
4 November, 2013News
Compared to previous EU policies, the EaP toolbox has greater potential to introduce and stimulate domestic reforms in the region. However, the EU's toolbox suffers from major weaknesses, resulting in a series of gaps with partner countries, a senior research fellow at the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS) Laure Delcour and reader in Politics and International Studies at the University of Birmingham Kataryna Wolczuk in their paper for European Policy Center admit.
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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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