17-08-2012 Ukraine | Adaptation of Legislation | Institutional Issues | Politics & Policies | EU | Analytics

STATEMENT of Ukrainian National Platform of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Concerning Reforms of Public Administration in Ukraine

17-08-2012 Ukraine | Adaptation of Legislation | Politics & Policies | EU | Analytics

The ineffectiveness of state aid in Ukraine leads to considerable public cost and the lack of oversight allows it to distort competition. This, in turn, creates a poor investment climate.

17-08-2012 Ukraine | Culture | Eastern Partnership | History of European Integration | EU | Analytics

For anybody wanting to understand countries like Ukraine, Huntingtons clash of civilizations should top their reading list. In Ukraine, which is closely bound to both Europe and Russia, the clash of civilizations is profoundly visible.

16-08-2012 Ukraine | Adaptation of Legislation | Cross-Border Cooperation | Visa/Migration/Borders | EU | Analytics

Main prerequisites of successful border management reforms

16-08-2012 Ukraine | Adaptation of Legislation | Politics & Policies | EU | Analytics

Members of the Civic Expert Council within Ukrainian part of the EU-Ukraine Cooperation Committee, as well as private sector experts discussed the state of democracy development and the rule of law with Thomas Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and head of the US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Public officers who took part in the discussion: Maryna Stavniychuk (Presidential Administration of Ukraine), Valeria Lutkovska (Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights) and Andriy Magera (the deputy head of the Central Election Commission (CEC)).

15-08-2012 Russia | Ecology | Energy Issues | EU | Analytics

Typical of Ukraines heating and power generation system is the considerable losses at all stages of operation: from generation to distribution to utilization in residential complexes. Indeed, it is the least efficient system in all of Europe. Today, Ukraine spends 33% more fuel to produce a single gigacalorie of heat, demonstrates average 7-8 times higher heat distributions systems loss and 3-5 times higher energy consumption in buildings than other European countries.

15-08-2012 Ukraine | Cross-Border Cooperation | Eastern Partnership | Political Dialogue between Ukraine and EU | EU | Analytics

The Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU will be signed during 2013 according to the majority of experts. These are the results of a survey conducted by anonymous questionnaire among the participants of the Fifth Euro Atlantic Forum: Ukraine and the EU on the Brink of the New Association Agreement: Free Trade, Energy Security and Democracy, held in Kiev on the January 25-26. In the course of the event experts, representatives of NGOs, government agencies and ministries, diplomats, foreign experts and scholars discussed the most important aspects of relations between Ukraine and the European Union.

22-07-2012 Ukraine | Spain | Cross-Border Cooperation | Visa/Migration/Borders | EU | Analytics

On Thursday, 19 of July, Civic Initiative Europe without Barriers in cooperation with Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB) presented outcomes of the research: Ukraine-Spain migration nexus: benefits and risks in the context of visa liberalisation between the EU and Ukraine carried out in 2011 2012 at support of the European Programme of International Renaissance Foundation.

06-07-2012 Ukraine | Russia | Adaptation of Legislation | Cross-Border Cooperation | Visa/Migration/Borders | EU | Analytics | Information Materials

On July 2, 2012 in the building of Stefan Batory Foundation in Warsaw (Poland), with the support of latter a working meeting of the members of the organizations involved in the Visa-Free Europe Coalition (more than 30 organizations, including Ukraine) took place. The event was attended by His Excellency, Ambassador of The Republic of Moldova in Warsaw, also representatives from Center for European Politics, European Stability Initiative (Belgium) also other civil society leaders from Hungary, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovak Republic, Romania, Poland and Russia participated in the discussion.

26-06-2012 Ukraine | EU Foreign Policy | Human Rights | Institutional Issues | Political Dialogue between Ukraine and EU | Politics & Policies | Third Sector | EU

This policy brief is prepared by the members of Civic Expert Council within Ukrainian part of the EU-Ukraine cooperation Committee, the activities of which are realised within two projects: "Ukraine's EU integration policy platform, implemented within a framework of "National Initiatives to Enhance Reforms" (UNITER), which is carried out by Pact in Ukraine with the support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Creation of Ukraine's EU integration policy platform within Civic expert council activity, supported by the International Renaissance Foundation, and under the coordination of the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation. Policy brief was prepared using the information provided by the Ministry of foreign affairs of Ukraine.

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