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    EU to propose visa-free travel for Ukraine despite Dutch vote
    Apr11

    EU to propose visa-free travel for Ukraine despite Dutch vote

    The European Commission will propose this month granting visa-free travel to Ukrainians despite a Dutch referendum vote against an EU-Ukraine agreement partly motivated by hostility to migration, a senior EU source said. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker promised Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March that the EU executive would put...

    Yatsenyuk resigns, Groysman expected to take over as PM
    Apr11

    Yatsenyuk resigns, Groysman expected to take over as PM

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation on Sunday (10 April) in the wake of a months-long political crisis that has paralysed the government and frozen the release of vital Western aid. …read more Source:...

    Prosecutor General Office stages evening raid to bring charges against anti-corruption reformer
    Apr11

    Prosecutor General Office stages evening raid to bring charges against anti-corruption reformer

    In what has been aptly described as “the latest disgrace from the Prosecutor General’s leadership”, an attempt was made late on Sunday evening to read out criminal charges against Vitaly Kasko, ex-Deputy Prosecutor General and prominent critic of corruption and sabotage of reform within the prosecutor service. …read more Source:...

    Inadequate charges & sentences over violent homophobic attack on Kyiv Gay Pride march
    Apr11

    Inadequate charges & sentences over violent homophobic attack on Kyiv Gay Pride march

    Nine months after an Equality March in Kyiv was attacked by right-wing homophobic thugs, four men have received 2-year suspended sentences. No hate crime component was taken into account and the defendants were deemed to deserve a milder sentence for their ‘sincere remorse’. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    As Ukraine Collapses, Europeans Tire of US Interventions
    Apr11

    As Ukraine Collapses, Europeans Tire of US Interventions

    On Sunday Ukrainian prime minister Yatsenyuk resigned, just four days after the Dutch voted against Ukraine joining the European Union. Taken together, these two events are clear signals that the US-backed coup in Ukraine has not given that country freedom and democracy. They also suggest a deeper dissatisfaction among Europeans over...

    The European court ordered Ukraine to pay compensation to Yanukovych
    Apr09

    The European court ordered Ukraine to pay compensation to Yanukovych

    The European court of justice ruled that Ukraine should compensate legal expenses to the family of former President Yanukovych, caused by an attempt of Kiev to involve the EU Council as a third party in the process of Yanukovych, a representative of the court Balazs Legotsky said this on Friday, April 8. However, the court […] …read more...

    What Now For Ukraine’s EU Association Agreement?
    Apr09

    What Now For Ukraine’s EU Association Agreement?

    The defeat packs a symbolic wallop for Ukraine, where the Euromaidan unrest that toppled the government nearly two years ago was fueled in large part by a desire for closer relations with the EU. But it could also block planned visa liberalization for Ukrainians who wish to travel to EU states …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    The Great Brexit Kabuki — a Masterclass in Political Theatre
    Apr08

    The Great Brexit Kabuki — a Masterclass in Political Theatre

    Lead actors on both sides are expert in the arts of mask and illusion, writes Andrew Moravcsik. The Brexit debate has become a global spectator sport, which suggests that something very important must be at stake. Yet, unlike issues such as migration, the euro crisis and Ukraine, it lacks real significance: under no circumstances will Britain...

    Number of Georgian Citizens Who Leave to Join Islamic State Has Abruptly Dropped
    Apr08

    Number of Georgian Citizens Who Leave to Join Islamic State Has Abruptly Dropped

    On March 29, the deputy head of the Georgian State Security Service, Levan Izoria, briefed a joint session of three parliamentary committees: defense and security, human rights and legal affairs (Civil Georgia, March 29). Normally, the State Security Service’s annual report to the parliament primarily assesses risks connected to Russian...

    Gas-Rich Turkmenistan Looks to Export Diversification
    Apr08

    Gas-Rich Turkmenistan Looks to Export Diversification

    In January 2016, the Russian media reported that Russia’s gas giant, Gazprom, had discontinued all purchases of natural gas from Turkmenistan and was not planning to resume imports any time soon. This information was later confirmed in a company statement released in mid-March, containing some revelatory details about what had led to a...

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