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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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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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  Due to the approximation to European standards in the field of food safety, Ukraine is becoming less and less exotic for the EU market. Thus, the implementation of the Association Agreement opens the way for those sectors of the economy, in which, through the successful coordination of key stakeholders, the political will of the… » read more

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    In June 2016, the constitutional reform in the area of justice took place in Ukraine, part of which was reforming the status of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine aimed at ensuring its independence. Politically motivated decisions of the Constitutional Court under the Yanukovych regime, notably the unconstitutional change of the Constitution in September… » read more

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Ukraine is paving the way of eurointegration and national community’s reconsolidating in conditions of political turmoil and military aggression from the Russian Federation. One of the most important challenges for Ukrainian government today is to restore people’s confidence to national governance institutions. Naturally, budget issues are ones of the major components of this process. Do… » read more

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Europeans and Ukrainians are watching the struggle of the Ukrainian corrupt system with anti-corruption structures. Three of the four necessary anti-corruption structures have been created: the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the Specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office. The Agency for the Prevention of Corruption turned out to be dependent on… » read more

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According to annexes to the Association Agreement, from December 1, 2016, until November 1, 2017, Ukraine had to fulfil 86 of commitments. But the reality was different – Ukraine fulfilled 10 commitments, that is about 11% of the total number of tasks on approximation of the national legislation of Ukraine to the legislation of the… » read more

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