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The 2020 constitutional amendment process in Russia is truly a remarkable manifestation of using quite bizarre legal drafting methodology to enhance the constitutional reform. Unlike previous endeavours, the Law of the Russian Federation on Amendment to the Constitution of Russian Federation ‘On Improving Regulation of Certain Aspects of Organisation and Functioning of Public Authority’ was… » read more

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The year 2019 witnessed new developments in the geography of Ukraine’s trade in goods. Although the official annual statistics has not been released yet, trends have been very clear already, and they are not fully in line with prior expectations. There are three major changes. First, Russia lost its leading position among individual countries –… » read more

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When the Ukrainian Parliament adopted the Electricity Market Law back in April 2017 it was largely welcomed by the international experts. Despite all minor flaws, the Law more or less copied the Third Package approach, promising free competition and departure from the then existing “single buyer” model. The electricity market reform was to be carried… » read more

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Having hardly enough time to come round from the presidential campaign, Ukrainian voters will march to the polling stations again as soon as this Sunday, but this time – to elect a new Parliament. Which parties advocate moving toward the EU and are willing to implement corresponding reforms, and which will presumably sabotage this movement?… » read more

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On June 26, 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a decision to confirm the credentials of the Russian delegation without restrictions, despite the violation of the principles of the Council of Europe. As a result of PACE having gone against its own resolutions, Ukraine plans to suspend the work of the… » read more

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On October 22, 2018, EuropaNova NGO with the support of the Ukrainian Embassy in France has organized in Paris a conference “New Generation Europe”. The event was aimed at enhancing perception of Ukraine as a good place for foreign investments. Ukraine undergoes reform of energy sector in accordance with the European Directives, the EU-Ukraine Association… » read more

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At the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Ministerial Meeting, held in Luxemburg on October 15, 2018, ministers of the EU member states and six partner states evaluated the progress made under the 20 Deliverables for 2020, provided by the working document “Eastern Partnership: Focusing on Key Priorities and Deliverables”. According to the document, cooperation between the European… » read more

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In 2011 Russia ended construction of the Nord Stream pipeline for the transportation of 55 bcm of natural gas to Germany via Baltic Sea. The project rationale suggested that it is a commercial deal without any political implications, not a re-routing project but triggered by rising demand in the EU. As a result of the… » read more

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Before Donald Trump’s ascension to power, Washington, Berlin, and Paris were essentially on the same policy page toward pacifying the conflict in Donbas. The broad aim was to contain the violence and facilitate direct talks between Moscow and Kyiv. The Trump administration’s track toward Russia and Donbas has been disjointed, but lately, it appears to… » read more

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Summary of the decision On May 24, the European Commission has published its final and binding decision in its antitrust/cartel case 39816 on Upstream gas supplies in Central and Eastern Europe by virtue of which it has obliged Gazprom to rectify numerous abuses on the European gas market. Namely, in pursuance to Article 9 of… » read more

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