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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The Euro Area is continuing its cautious recovery – Finland’s GDP will finally return to growth
    Mar26

    The Euro Area is continuing its cautious recovery – Finland’s GDP will finally return to growth

    The euro area is continuing its cautious recovery, the US economy is undergoing a strong upswing, China’s growth is subsiding. Finland’s GDP will grow 0.5 per cent in 2015 and 1.6 per cent in 2016. The volume of exports will increase by one per cent in 2015; growth is expected to be approximately 3.5 per cent in 2016. Private...

    [Translate to English:] Identität und Gewalt in der Ukraine
    Mar26

    [Translate to English:] Identität und Gewalt in der Ukraine

    [Translate to English:] Die Ukraine durchläuft seit Ausbruch der Majdan-Proteste Ende 2013 einen tiefgreifenden gesellschaftlichen Wandel. Dabei sind konsolidierende, aber auch polarisierende Tendenzen zu erkennen. Die »Revolution der Würde” ebenso wie die Verletzung der territorialen Integrität des Landes durch Russland haben deutlich dazu...

    Armenia Poised to Make Pivotal Decision About Further Cooperation With European Union
    Mar25

    Armenia Poised to Make Pivotal Decision About Further Cooperation With European Union

    European Union officials hope that among the outcomes of the upcoming May 2015 Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Riga will be a new and more flexible cooperation framework for redefining the EU’s relations with Armenia and other neighboring countries. Indeed, Latvia, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the EU Council of...

    Soviet-Style Rallies in the North Caucasus and Beyond Mark Crimea Annexation Anniversary
    Mar25

    Soviet-Style Rallies in the North Caucasus and Beyond Mark Crimea Annexation Anniversary

    On March 18, Russia marked the first anniversary of the annexation of Crimea. The extent of the celebrations in southern Russia varied dramatically, according to Kavkazsky Uzel news agency reporters who were on the scene. Twenty people gathered for celebrations in Sochi, but about 13,000 people reportedly rallied in the city of Krasnodar. The...

    Poroshenko Sacks Feisty Governor, Serbia-Kosovo Talks Hit a Hurdle
    Mar25

    Poroshenko Sacks Feisty Governor, Serbia-Kosovo Talks Hit a Hurdle

    Plus, German courts refuse to send Bulgarian convicts home to filthy jails; report alleges Gulnara Karimov made billions by arm-twisting foreign investors. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The majority of Ukrainians does not expect an economic collapse
    Mar25

    The majority of Ukrainians does not expect an economic collapse

    Last year, the economy of Ukraine contracted 6.8 percent, according to fresh state figures. The currency, meanwhile, has lost 60 percent of its value against the dollar in the past year, the Global Post website writes. Nevertheless, says Andriy Bychenko, Director of sociological service at the Razumkov Center, many Ukrainians believe...

    Holding Putin over a Barrel
    Mar25

    Holding Putin over a Barrel

    Authors Sijbren de Jong, Willem Th. Oosterveld, Willem Auping and Daniel Fiott write that the collapse of the price of oil has masked the fact that Europe’s response to the Ukraine crisis has been vacillating, slow, and toothless. Yet worsening economic conditions in Russia should not tempt Europeans to consider prematurely easing...

    Kolomoiskyi should understand that this conflict is about the survival of the state
    Mar25

    Kolomoiskyi should understand that this conflict is about the survival of the state

    Igor Kolomoiskyi, governor of the restive Dnipropetrovsk region of east Ukraine and a rough-and-tumble tycoon, was handed political power and the right to establish an army in the wake of last year’s Maidan revolution. Last week, he triggered what some are calling a serious political crisis by using that force to seize the state oil...

    Of oligarchs and corruption: Ukraine faces its own demons
    Mar25

    Of oligarchs and corruption: Ukraine faces its own demons

    While combat continues in Eastern Ukraine, a perhaps more important battle for the soul of Ukraine is playing out in the political corridors and the corporate boardrooms of Kyiv. Since independence, Ukraine has struggled continuously to break the iron triangle of oligarchic rule, corruption, and financial instability that has left Ukraine mired...

    Ukraine: The Kingdom of the Oligarchs
    Mar25

    Ukraine: The Kingdom of the Oligarchs

    Prospects for Ukraine’s long-term success and cohesion will be determined by its ability to pursue far-reaching reforms to modernize the state and to check the power of the oligarchs. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

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