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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia and the Separatists in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb08

    Russia and the Separatists in Eastern Ukraine

    International Crisis Group. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    What’s Behind the Resignation of Minister Abromavicius?
    Feb08

    What’s Behind the Resignation of Minister Abromavicius?

    The resignation of Aivaras Abromavicius from the position of Minister of Economic Development and Trade is another nail in the coffin for the hopes for serious reform in Ukraine. In resigning, he follows in the footsteps of his predecessor Pavlo Sheremeta, who was also unwilling to serve in a government that was more interested in personal gain...

    Ukraine needs new-look government, says outgoing economy minister
    Feb08

    Ukraine needs new-look government, says outgoing economy minister

    Ukraine needs a new technocratic government led by the present finance minister to have any hope of pushing through long-promised reforms. Abromavicius also said the president’s office was meddling in ministerial appointments. Abromavicius stopped short of criticizing Poroshenko directly. But he urged the president to sack Kononenko and...

    Ukraine’s last chance to secure its freedom
    Feb08

    Ukraine’s last chance to secure its freedom

    Maidan revolution was about changing the system, from the kind of state capture by corrupt elites seen in many post-Soviet states to a “European” model seen as offering fairer and more effective governance. The economy minister’s resignation has intensified calls for a cabinet reshuffle or even snap elections. FT: Ukraine’s last...

    Coincidence? Baltic Invasion Story Reappears as Pentagon Seeks to Quadruple Europe Spending
    Feb08

    Coincidence? Baltic Invasion Story Reappears as Pentagon Seeks to Quadruple Europe Spending

    It seems that Putin is about to invade the Baltics. Again. With journalists and commentators distracted by Syria and Europe’s refugee crisis, Putin’s enduring desire to dash Westwards across the continent “recreating the Soviet Union” was seemingly put on the media’s back burner for a while. In fact, journalists had been oddly...

    Russia and the Separatists in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb08

    Russia and the Separatists in Eastern Ukraine

    This briefing relies on field research conducted in Ukraine, Russia and the separatist entities of Donetsk and Luhansk to 1) measure the extent of Russia’s influence over separatists operating in Eastern Ukraine, and 2) verify the presence of Moscow’s “little green men” in the sub-region. The text’s author further...

    Scandalous correspondence between Pasishnyk and Abromavicius publicised
    Feb08

    Scandalous correspondence between Pasishnyk and Abromavicius publicised

    Serhiy Leshchenko published a scandalous correspondence of minister of economy Aivaras Abromavičius with CEO of “Naftogaz” Andriy Pasishnyk, where the latter stated that his office in the Cabinet is promoted by Igor Kononenko. Pasishnyk wrote to Abromavychusu that the offer to become deputy minister came from the team of Petro Poroshenko. As...

    What will happen when the pope meets the patriarch?
    Feb08

    What will happen when the pope meets the patriarch?

    The latest diplomatic coup for Pope Francis I – whose papacy has been marked by an ever-more expansive foreign policy – is the announcement of an interesting development in relations between the Roman Catholic and the Russian Orthodox churches, relations that have been more-or-less non-existent for more than 1000 years. On February 12, Pope...

    Speech by Miguel Arias Cañete on EU’s climate and energy policies after COP21
    Feb08

    Speech by Miguel Arias Cañete on EU’s climate and energy policies after COP21

    Find out more about the event “How will the Paris agreement impact EU climate and energy policies?” Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to be here with you today, speaking at this prestigious institution. Since its opening in 2005, Bruegel has not only become a world reference in economic policy circles; its reports and well-founded economic...

    Ukrainian Premier Wagers Political Future on Corruption Fight
    Feb08

    Ukrainian Premier Wagers Political Future on Corruption Fight

    Shock resignation of minister is putting Kyiv’s reform commitments under unprecedented scrutiny. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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