20-08-2012 Ukraine | Economic Issues | Institutional Issues | Politics & Policies | EU | Information Materials

A group of experts of the International Monetary Fund will arrive in Ukraine on August 29, statement of the Resident IMF representative in Ukraine Max Alier says.

20-08-2012 Ukraine | Cross-Border Cooperation | Human Rights | Visa/Migration/Borders | EU | Information Materials

The spokespersons of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made today the following statement

17-08-2012 Ukraine | Poland | Visa/Migration/Borders | EU | Information Materials

Foreign Ministry of Poland has dismissed five out of six consuls, who used to work in the Lutsk visa office and were withdrawn due to the visa scandal, press office of the Ministry reports.

17-08-2012 Ukraine | Adaptation of Legislation | Eastern Partnership | Ecology | Energy Issues | EU | Newsletters & Bulletins

The Energy Transparency Association has appealed to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry to add Ukraines implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to the new draft Energy Strategy through 2030. The issue was initiated by the Dixi Group think tank with the support of the Civil Society and Good Governance Program of the International Renaissance Foundation.

16-08-2012 Ukraine | Poland | Cross-Border Cooperation | Visa/Migration/Borders | EU | Periodicals

The biggest direct western neighbor of Ukraine and member of the European Union Poland allowed dual citizenship and simplified a procedure of issuance to foreigners including Ukrainians. The new law on citizenship comes into force today.

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

The EU is supporting Ukraine's efforts to restructure its migration management approach that includes the operational framework related to the detention of irregular migrants. Within the framework of the EU-Ukraine Readmission Agreement, ratified by Ukraine on 15 January 2008, Ukraine was given a 2 year transition period to prepare infrastructure and conditions for the reception of third country nationals.

15-08-2012 Ukraine | Adaptation of Legislation | Politics & Policies | EU | Information Materials

The members of Ukrainian National Platform of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum are deeply concerned about the critical situation regarding the scale of corruption in Ukraine and its impact on social processes. Thus, in 2011 68 % of Ukrainian citizens were involved into corruption-related activities, though they admitted corruption is one of three most important problems of the state.

15-08-2012 Ukraine | Macedonia | Cross-Border Cooperation | Visa/Migration/Borders | Regional Organizations | Newsletters & Bulletins

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych signed the decree on a temporary visa-free regime for citizens of the Republic of Macedonia, ForUm learned from the Presidents press office.

15-08-2012 Ukraine | Cross-Border Cooperation | Eastern Partnership | EU Enlargement | History of European Integration | EU | Analytics

On 12 of July 2012 the closing session of the "National convention on EU in Ukraine" project has been held in the National Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS) featuring representatives from the government, embassies, NGOs, independent experts and media. The initiative has been brought to life by NISS together with Ukrainian Centre for Independent Political Research (UCIPR) in partnership with Research Centre of Slovak Association of External Policy (Bratislava) on behalf of Slovak Aid.

14-08-2012 Ukraine | Political Dialogue between Ukraine and EU | EU

The European Unions High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton appointed the Pole Jan Tombinski Head of EU Delegation to Ukraine. Meanwhile, the current EU ambassador to Ukraine Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira was appointed head of EU Delegation to Cape Verde. Jan Tombinski has been the Polish ambassador to EU since 2007. Before that he headed Polish embassies in France, Slovenia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.