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Ukraine’s rapprochement towards the EU is long-lasting and has its own history: the launch of the DCFTA, the adoption of a visa-free regime for Ukraine, the Association Agreement entry into force and its implementation etc. These key steps were supported by civil society organizations, analyzed by think tanks, reported by the Government Office, while the… » read more

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Changes in the foreign policy attitudes of Ukrainians over the period 2014–2016 represent one of the most significant transformations in public opinion in recent years. They are characterized by changes in both quantitative and qualitative indicators evident nationally as well as at the regional level. Regarding European integration, one can speak of the disappearance of… » read more

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Gas transit contracts between Gazprom and Naftogaz will expire on December 31, 2019. It means that Russia won’t have legal grounds to supply gas to Europe via the Ukrainian gas system. In order to continue supplies, Europe has to make an important decision about the transit routes. Further use of the Ukrainian pipelines and construction… » read more

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Recently the International Republican Institute (IRI) presented in Ukraine the results of the Fourth Annual All-Ukrainian Municipal Survey. The residents of all regional centers of Ukraine have answered the questions on their attitude to what is going on in the country and especially in their cities. The sociologists tend to call the current trend as… » read more

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On 11 June 2017, Ukraine was granted visa-free regime with 30 EU/Schengen countries, provided on condition of keeping a number of requirements. Most of them are included to criteria of the mechanism of the visa-free regimes’ suspension adopted by the EU on early 2017 to ensure that visa exempt countries do not abuse the visa… » read more

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When assessing the attempts at conducting reforms, international organizations and states with a steady democracy treat Ukraine diplomatically, with understanding, as if it were a child that is just learning to stand on her own two feet. In other words, if you don’t praise her, you might destroy any desire for learning to walk from… » read more

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Ukraine has been fulfilling the Association Agreement over three years. Therefore, we can already talk about certain trends: successes, challenges, failures. Which fields after three years have become successful, which failure? Recently, the Office of the Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine presented the Report on the implementation of the Association… » read more

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In late January, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project received permission for construction and operation where it would make landfall in Germany. Nord Stream 2, like its first iteration, seeks to transit 55 billion cubic meters (bcm) of Russian natural gas annually—by the Baltic Sea instead of through Ukraine. By redirecting gas flows, the Kremlin… » read more

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Ukraine’s commitments under the Association Agreement with the EU in terms of customs regulations can be split into two major groups, as follows: Commitments regarding approximation of customs legislation (Annex XV of the Agreement) and Commitments of a general nature (Chapter 5 “Customs and Trade Facilitation” of the Agreement). With regard to the first group… » read more

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By signing the Association Agreement with the European Union, Ukraine has demonstrated its commitment to raising the living standards of Ukrainians. They include a conceptually new quality of public service and an adequate level of communication culture between the administration and citizens and business. During the first years after Ukraine gained independence, living conditions of… » read more

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