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Implementation of Association Agreements in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: a comparative overview

Artem Remizov, Dmytro Shulga, Yaroslav Lytvynenko, Zoriana Mishchuk

This comparative overview of Association Agreements implementation in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine was prepared in order to facilitate search for common interests of the three countries in cooperation and peer-to-peer learning. It presents the key…

Trilateral Gas Talks on Future Russian Gas Transit via Ukraine

Bartosz Bieliszczuk

In September, after an eight-month beak, the trilateral gas talks between the European Commission (EC), Ukraine, and Russia resumed. The aim is to reach agreement on Russian gas transit via Ukraine to the EU before the current deal expires…

Shadow Report: 5 years of implementation of Association Agreement Republic of Moldova and European Union (2014-2019)

Adrian Lupușor, Dumitru Pintea, Eugen Ghilețchi, Iulian Groza, Iulina Rusu, Stanislav Ghilețchi, Vadim Gumene

The Institute for European Policies and Reforms and the Expert-Group have prepared the Alternative Report, which provides an unbiased view on the evolution of the EU-Moldova dialogue, while reflecting the most important…

EU-Armenia Relations in the Framework of Visa Facilitation and Liberalization

Stepan Grigoryan

Obtaining a visa-free regime with the EU is one of the main goals set both in the EU’s Eastern Partnership and in the 2019 Programme of the Government of Armenia. The final stage for reaching the visa-liberalization agreement, namely the…

Mapping Georgia’s Visa-Free Progress: The Quest for a Preventive Strategy

Tatia Dolidze

This paper examines EU-Georgia post-visa free official discourse, facts and statistics against the negative benchmarks identified in the Visa Suspension Mechanism, which was introduced as a measure of self-defense by the European Union.…

Five Years of EU-Moldova Visa Free Travel

Iulian Rusu

The visa free travel regime with the EU is considered one of the key results of EU-Moldova cooperation since the Eastern Partnership (hereinafter EaP) was launched in May 2009. To date, over 2.1 million Moldovan citizens (over 60% of the…

Judicial (In)Dependence: Judicial Governance Lessons For Eastern Partnership Countries

This Report is dedicated to the research on the outcomes of activities of judicial governance agencies’ tasked with recruitment of judges and review of complaints on disciplinary violations committed by judges in Eastern Partnership countries, which…

Words and Wars. Ukraine Facing Kremlin Propaganda

Joining efforts and skills to confront propaganda

Ukraine at war truth against Russian propaganda

How Russian Propaganda Portrays European Leaders

Recommendations by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) on Combating Disinformation and Propaganda

IRI NED The Beacon Project

Will European integration remain a priority for Ukraine? Assessing the promises of parliamentary elections frontrunners.

Artem Remizov

Having hardly enough time to come round from the presidential campaign, Ukrainian voters will march to the polling stations again as soon as this Sunday, but this time – to elect a new Parliament. Which parties advocate moving toward the EU…

Rebels without a Cause: Russia’s Proxies in Eastern Ukraine

Europe Report No. 254, 16 July 2019. International Crisis Group. Principal Findings. What’s new? Russia’s gradual retreat from any plans to annex parts of eastern Ukraine has opened schisms…

The Surkov Leaks: Major report on Russia’s hybrid war in Ukraine published at RUSI Institute

A report on how Russia pursues hybrid war to destabilize Ukraine has been published on 16 July 2019 at the UK-based Royal United Services Institute, the world’s oldest independent defense and security think…

The search for ways to restore Ukraine’s sovereignty over the occupied Donbass: public opinion on the eve of the parliamentary elections

This nationwide study was conducted jointly by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Razumkov Center sociological service on June 13-20, 2019 in every Ukrainian region except for Crimea and occupied territories…

Q&A: Tbilisi Violence Was An 'Accident Waiting To Happen'

Events took a violent turn overnight when protesters gathered in front of parliament in downtown Tbilisi on June 20 to express outrage after an interparliamentary grouping on Orthodoxy allowed a Russian lawmaker to occupy the speaker's seat earlier…

Updating and amending Annexes XXX and XXXI to the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine (environment and climate change). Position paper 2019

Resource & Analysis Center “Society and Environment”. This position paper offers recommendations to relevant stakeholders as to updating and amending Annexes XXX and XXXI to the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine.…

Advancing Eastern Partnership: 23 Civil Society Ideas for the policy beyond 2020

EaP Civil Society Forum. “Advancing Eastern Partnership: 23 Civil Society Ideas for the Policy beyond 2020” came out of six focus groups, coordinated by Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) – bringing together experts and members…

The war in Donbass: realities and prospects of settlement

Razumkov Centre. “National Security & Defence”, 01-02/2019. Russian Intervention in the East of Ukraine: Findings of Expert and National Surveys by the Razumkov Centre. The Donbas Conflict: Assessments and Opinions of Domestic and Foreign…

Political Elite Renewal in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

Cristina Gherasimov

In Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, the legacy of the Soviet past and the challenging transition processes of the 1990s have delayed the emergence of a new generation of reformist leaders who practise the principles and values of good governance. Since…

Ukraine and the Association Agreement: Implementation Monitoring 2014–2018

Ukrainian Centre for European Policy (UCEP). In 2018, Ukraine had to approximate its legislation to EU legislation in six areas: transport, social policy, technical barriers to trade, establishment and trade in services, environment and company…

Integration within Association: Dynamics of the EU-Ukraine Agreement Implementation

Dmytro Shulga

The policy paper offers an innovative perspective of looking at the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement as an opportunity to integrate Ukraine into the EU’s Internal Market. It lists all the 14 sectors where such integration is foreseen by the…

What has remained of the USSR: Exploring the Erosion of the Post-Soviet Space

Arkady Moshes, András Rácz

FIIA Report 58, February 2019. Almost three decades have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. In the meantime, a whole new generation has grown up with no personal memory of the Soviet era. However, the disintegration of a former…

EU-Russia sanctions exchange has had important economic and political consequences

Peter Havlik

The Russian economy has suffered but also adapted, while pivoting to the East. Ukraine is still in trouble and the EU lacks a strategy. Source: WIIW.

The meaning of "association" under EU law - A study on the law and practice of EU Association Agreements

Peter Van Elsuwege, Merijn Chamon

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the AFCO Committee, analyses the law and practice of EU association agreements. It maps out different types of…

Sanctions Against Russia: No Damage to the EU (infographics)

New Europe Center designed infographics about the effects of the EU countries from the introduction of sanctions against Russia, which show that the economy of European countries hardly suffered from these restrictive measures. Moreover, many EU member…

What have we learned from Georgia’s presidential election?

Ghia Nodia

Georgian expert Ghia Nodia sums up the election's results. The recent presidential elections in Georgia were the most competitive and dramatic since 2012, when Georgian Dream (GD) ousted the United National Movement (UNM) from…

Ukraine’s Implementation of 20 Eastern Partnership Deliverables for 2020

The European Union strongly supports building relations with Eastern Partnership countries based on the…

What Kind of Assistance to Ukrainians Expect from the EU and the US?

Ukrainians are generally convinced of the need for assistance from the EU and the US. Quite an insignificant number of citizens oppose receiving assistance from the Western governments. The largest portion of those who would abandon external…

Blue Helmets in Donbas A phased and Sequenced Scenario to Unlock the Minsk Agreements and Restore Peace in Ukraine

Robert Serry

UPEACE Centre The Hague (UPH) presented a report in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, on the options and possibilities for deploying a UN peace-keeping force in the Eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas. The report,…

3rd Shadow Report on the implementation of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement - I Semester 2018

Iulian Groza, Iulian Rusu, Stanislav Ghilețchi, Mariana Platon, Adrian Băluțel

The Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE) has issued on Monday, 10 SEP 2018, the 3rd Shadow Report on the implementation of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement - I Semester 2018 (enclosed). The Report was prepared by IPRE with…

Is it ‘the economy, stupid’ in the EU’s southern neighbourhood?

James Morgan

While trade wars threaten across the Atlantic, enhanced economic cooperation could be the key to stability in the EU’s southern neighbourhood.

‘Statehood’, ‘de facto Authorities’ and ‘Occupation’: Contested Concepts and the EU’s Engagement in its European Neighbourhood Bruno Coppieters

Bruno Coppieters

Ethnopolitics, 2018. The legal concepts of ‘statehood’, ‘de facto authorities’ and ‘occupation’ are used for analysing both the type of control that unrecognized political entities in Europe exercise over their territory and population, and…

Four Positions on the Recognition of States in and after the Soviet Union, with Special Reference to Abkhazia

Bruno Coppieters

Europe-Asia Studies, 70:6, 991-1014. This essay looks at why, how and with what degree of success the international community has applied its recognition policies in the post-Soviet space. The essay addresses the issue from a normative perspective…

Rebuilding Ukraine: An Assessment of EU Assistance

Kataryna Wolczuk, Darius Žeruolis

Summary. Ukraine opted for political association and economic integration with the European Union (EU) when it signed an Association Agreement (AA) in 2014. The agreement is unprecedented in that the country has committed to reforms without…

Opinion Survey 2018: Regional Overview

The EU neighbours east project, in collaboration with ACT LLC, carries out opinion polls in the six EU's Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) on an annual basis. According to the…

"Synthesis and Foreign Policy Debates" Newsletter (Moldova, July, NR. 5)

Sorina Ştefârţă

Foreign Policy Association together with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung offer you a newsletter on foreign policy and European integration issues of the Republic of Moldova. The newsletter is part of the “Foreign Policy Dialogue” joint Project. Topics…

The biggest achievements of the Ukrainian reforms

RPR Coalition experts analyzed the course of reforms after the Revolution of Dignity and identified the most important concrete and quantifiable…

Report on complementary and alternative modes of engagement with the Eastern Partnership countries

Matthew Frear, Klaudijus Maniokas, Laurynas Jonavičius, Ion Tabarta

The report provides an inside-out perspective on EU engagement beyond or in the absence of Association Agreements. The report sheds light on how the "20 Deliverables for 2020" were perceived in Moldova and Belarus, as well as how the…

Study - Association agreements between the EU and Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine

Anna Zygierewicz

The study presents the successes and shortcomings of the implementation of three association agreements singes by the EU with Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine. The study is composed of four papers: the first presents the opinions of the EU monitoring and…

The Social Consequences of Population Displacement in Ukraine: The Risks of Marginalisation and Social Exclusion

Irina Kuznetsova, Oksana Mikheieva, Gulara Gulyieva, Rilka Dragneva, Vlad Mykhnenko

Soon after de facto annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by the Russian Federation in February-March 2018, the Donbas was plunged into a brutal – albeit undeclared or ‘hybrid’ – war that pitted Russia and its proxy military forces against Ukraine. In…

Getting Out from "In-Between": Perspectives on the Regional Order in Post-Soviet Europe and Eurasia

Edited by Samuel Charap, Alyssa Demus, Jeremy Shapiro

Russia's relations with the West are in deep turmoil. While the competitive dynamic between Russia and the West has come to a head in Ukraine, all of the "in-between" states — Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan — are objects…

Russia-Ukrainian relations: The farewell that wasn't

Arkady Moshes, Ryhor Nizhnikau

Originally published by Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA), Briefing Paper 235. The “Revolution of Dignity” led to a considerable decrease in Russian economic, political and soft power influence over Ukraine. Yet the process…

Foreign Direct Investment in the EU and the Eastern Partnership Countries

Think tank for European Parliament. Upon request of the Euronest parliamentary assembly economic committee, investment patterns and policies in the EU and Eastern Partnership countries were compared. The EU is an investment heavyweight,…

Annual Report on the Events in the "People’s Republics" of Eastern Ukraine 2017

Nikolaus von Twickel

Those hoping that eastern Ukraine’s Russian-controlled "people’s republics" may soon return to their homeland suffered significant setbacks last year. The trade blockade and the ensuing seizure of industrial assets hammered another wedge between them…

Economic Monitor Moldova 2017

The “Economic Monitor Moldova” provides an overview over the most important economic indicators and also offers an assessment of current topics by the German Economic Team (GET) Moldova. Overview: Economic growth at 3.5% in 2017; Weaker…

Can the United Nations Unite Ukraine?

Richard Gowan

Rasmussen Global commissioned a report by UN expert Richard Gowan to examine the make- up of a peacekeeping mission that could realistically bring about long-lasting peace in the Donbas. The report was published by the Hudson Institute. Key points…

Can Peacekeepers Break the Deadlock in Ukraine?

International Crisis Group. What’s the issue? In September 2017, Moscow proposed the deployment of UN peacekeepers along the line dividing Ukrainian from separatist and Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. Such a mission would not help…

Civil Society in post-Euromaidan Ukraine: Special Issue of Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal

Olga Burlyuk, Natalia Shapovalova, Kateryna Zarembo

Table of contents. Articles: Introduction to the Special Issue. Civil Society in Ukraine: Building on Euromaidan Legacy by Olga Burlyuk, Natalia Shapovalova, Kateryna Zarembo.

Renewal of Negotiations on Resolving the Transnistria Conflict

Jakub Pieńkowski

On 27–28 November, after a year and a half break, international talks on a resolution to the Transnistria conflict took place in Vienna. They were preceded by the signing of technical agreements facilitating everyday life for the inhabitants of the…

From Objectives to Results: the Implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement as seen by Stakeholders

The Ukrainian Side of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform. The report “From Objectives to Results: the Implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement as Seen by Stakeholders” was written by the Ukrainian Side of the EU-Ukraine Civil…

Crossing the line: how the illegal trade with occupied Donbass has undermined defence integrity

Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO). The Independent…

Terra Incognita: The public mood in Crimea

Gwendolyn Sasse

Since the incorporation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as subjects of the Russian Federation in March 2014 Crimea has, by and large, become terra incognita. The ZOiS (the Centre for East European and International Studies) survey conducted…

The state of implementation of the associations and free trade agreements with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova with a particular focus on Ukraine and systemic analysis of key sectors

Iulian Groza, Balazs Jarabik, Jana Kobzova, Dr. Viktor Konstantinov, Tsovinar Kuiumchian, Leonid Litra, Tornike Sharashenidze, Isaac Webb

Signing and ratifying Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine has proven to be an impressive affirmation of Brussels’ soft power. The EU’s overtures have persuaded elites and mobilised societies despite the fact that the Agreements…

Is peace in Donbass possible?

Carl Bildt

An ambitious international peacekeeping and transition operation is badly needed in the Donbass. Suddenly there is new attention to crisis management in the eastern Europe after Russia accepted out of the blue the idea of a UN peacekeeping…

The Reforms Guide: a book for understanding seventeen key reforms taking place in Ukraine

Anna Kyslytska (Editor in chief), Nataliia Pedchenko, Andrii Kulakov (Editorial board)

Dear readers, you have the Reforms Guide in your hands, and it will help you to find your way around the tricky labyrinth of reforms that started with the Revolution of Dignity. The Government undertook 62 reforms and stated this in The Strategy…

EU-navigator: monitoring of the Association Agreement fulfilment by Ukraine

Ukrainian Centre for European Policy. How many obligations has Ukraine to fulfil according to the Association Agreement? And in what term? Check out the project by Ukrainian Centre for European (UCEP). Disclaimer:…

Moldova: State of the Country Report 2017

Denis Cenusa, Adrian Lupușor , Alexandru Fală, Ana Popa, Iurie Morcotîlo

Moldova’s state of the country has worsened against the background of a number of exacerbating systemic vulnerabilities. The development prospects of the country are challenged by a series of economic, social and demographic constraints. From…

Ukraine in the coordinates of the Eastern Partnership 2017-2020

Hennadiy Maksak, Olha Mashtaler

Expert review of the Joint Staff Working Document on Eastern Partnership – 20 Deliverables for 2020: Focusing on Key Priorities and Tangible Results. The Joint Staff Working Document on .Eastern Partnership – 20 Deliverables for 2020: Focusing…

Ukraine: Reforms under the Microscope. Overview of the Key Reform Developments in 2016 - early 2017

In this publication, experts of the Reanimation Package of Reforms – Ukrainian coalition of non-governmental organizations – analyze the key tasks that Ukraine is facing on its path towards institutional, economic, and social reforms, as well as assess…

Economic situation in Moldova improving significantly (report)

German Economic Team (GET) Moldova. The Moldovan economy has to a large extent regained stability and returned to a growth track. The lack of financial support by international donors and low investment had created a difficult environment for…

The effect of company seizures and trade suspension in Donbass

German Advisory Group Ukraine. In March, a further escalation of the economic component of the conflict in Donbas occurred. Ukrainian-owned businesses in the non-controlled area (NCA) were seized by the de-facto authorities. In reaction, the…

Foreign Direct Investment in Ukraine: War and Peace

Rostyslav Averchuk

While the uncertainty around the military conflict with Russia limits investment, the Ukrainian government will have to address the long-standing obstacles to FDI if it hopes to increase the odds of attracting genuinely foreign capital into the country.

Economic Monitor Moldova

German Economic Team Moldova. The “Economic Monitor Moldova” by the German Economic Team Moldova provides an overview over the most important economic indicators and also offers an assessment of current topics by GET Moldova. Overview: Consumption…

Ukraine and the EU: What Think Tanks are thinking

Relations between the European Union and Ukraine have been improving since the Maidan protests ousted President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014, leading to the election of pro-Western Petro Poroshenko as head of state. At their meeting on 12-13 July, EU…

Assessing the EU's conflict prevention and peacebuilding interventions in Ukraine

Leonid Litra, Ivan Medynskyi, Kateryna Zarembo

The European Union has been slow and reactive in responding to the crisis in Ukraine and the following conflict between the Kremlin and Kyiv but, nevertheless, provided some positive impact on the peacebuilding process. This in-depth case study…

Energy, Russian Influence and Democratic Backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe

Expert Forum. The democratic transitions in Central and Eastern Europe are facing significant challenges. Across the region, Russia is expanding its economic and political influence and using it to undermine democratic standards and values.…

Making the system work: enhancing security assistance to Ukraine

Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee. The purpose of this report is to analyse corruption-related risks related to the provision of security assistance to Ukrainian armed forces. The Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO)…

DCFTA implementation in Ukraine: Assessment after one year

Veronika Movchan, Ricardo Giucci

In January 2016 started the provisional application of the deep and comprehensive free trade area (DCFTA) between the EU and Ukraine. After one year, we assess the implementation of the treaty by Ukraine. More precisely, we review seven fields: market…

Ukraine and the Association Agreement: Implementation Monitoring July 1 — November 1, 2016

The Association Agreement provides that Ukraine is obliged to implement approximately 350 EU legal acts (directives, regulations, decisions) by 2025. Under the terms defined in the Agreement for the period of July 1, 2016 – November 1, 2016,…

Donbass In Flames: Guide to the conflict zone

Alina Maiorova, Mykola Balaban, Olga Volyanyuk, Christina Dobrovolska, Bohdan Balaban, Maksym Maiorov

This publication is the result of work of a group of authors of various competencies: investigative journalism, politology, geography, and history. Written as a kind of vade mecum , this guidebook will familiarize the reader with the precursors, problems,…

The Real Price of Coal in the Wartime Donbass a Human Rights perspective

Kazanskyi D., Nekrasova A., Pavlov I., Savytskyi O., Smirnov A., Tarabanova S.

This publication presents results of a study conducted by the Eastern-Ukrainian Center for Civic Initiatives in cooperation with partner organizations from the Coalition of human rights organizations and initiatives “Justice for Peace in Donbas” with…

The Displaced Ukrainians Who are they, and what do they think?

Gwendolyn Sasse

A survey conducted by ZOiS in November and December 2016 provides the first comparative data on the attitudes and identities of the people displaced by the war in Eastern Ukraine both within Ukraine and to Russia. One group severely affected…

Donbass: A Ticking Toxic Time Bomb

Wim Zwijnenburg

As the fighting between the Ukrainian army and Russia-backed forces re-ignited at the end of January 2017, various news reports highlighted the shelling of industrial sites. Calls by the United Nations and Organisation for Security and Cooperation…

Eurasian Economic Union: Current state and preliminary results

Evgeny Vinokurov

This paper assesses the current results of the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). On the one hand, the EAEU has not been an impeccable “success story”. The EAEU’s progress has slowed after initial rapid progress. On the other hand,…

Annual Report on the Events in the “People’s Republics” of Eastern Ukraine 2016

Nikolaus von Twickel

An important key to understanding the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine lies in the self-proclaimed “People’s Republics”. How do the “authorities” function and what rules the politics in these regions? Who determines the political process and what…

Annual survey 2016 - Eastern Partnership regional overview (factsheets)

his series of factsheets presents selected findings from the 'EU NEIGHBOURS east' Annual survey 2016 – regional overview of the 1st wave conducted in the six Eastern Neighbourhood countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).…

Impact of the EU-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement on the Dutch Economy

N. Oomes, R. Appelman, J. Witteman

We predict the impact of the EU-Ukraine DCFTA on the Dutch economy using an international trade model. We find that, in the long run, the DCFTA could nearly triple Dutch exports to Ukraine and nearly double Dutch imports from Ukraine. These effects…

Machine Industry Transformation in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova

The policy paper “Machine Industry Transformation in Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova” was produced within the project “Vulnerable Employment in Machinery in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine: Setting a Common Policy Agenda”, supported by…

The Migration Security Map of Ukraine 2016

CO “Europe without barriers”. Research on statistics and the latest trends of Ukrainian migration to the EU in November 2016. The research is based on the methodology that was used by the European Commission in 2014 and 2015 for the…

Benefits and Costs of DCFTA: Evaluation of the Impact on Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

Amat Adarov, Peter Havlik

The study provides an impact evaluation of the DCFTA implementation in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. We analyse benefits and costs that have already materialised or are yet expected to manifest themselves in the longer run in the public and private…

Republic of Moldova 2016: State of the Country Report

Denis Cenusa, Adrian Lupuşor , Alexandru Fala, Ana Popa, Natan Garștea, Natan Garștea

The Independent Think-Tank Expert-Grup in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is launching today, the 30th of September, in the framework of the 4th Edition of the Annual International Conference MACRO 2016, the State of the Country Report…

Energy Reforms in Ukraine: August 2016 review

The project "Enhancing impact of civil society in monitoring and policy dialogue on energy and related sectors’ reforms in line with the Association Agreement implementation" presents the monitoring report on Ukraine’s progress in the implementation…

Georgia: what is at stake?

Ghia Nodia

Political expert Gia Nodia with three major questions to be answered at the October 8 elections.

EU Membership Perspective for Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: impossible, forgotten or hidden?

Leonid Litra, Ivane Chkhikvadze

Source: Institute of World Policy (Kyiv).

Ukraine: The Line

International Crisis Group. Kyiv / Brussels, 18 July 2016. Overview. The 500km line of separation between Russian-supported separatist districts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and the rest of Ukraine is not fit for purpose.…

The Role of Women and Gender Policies in Addressing the Military Conflict in Ukraine

Irene Fellin

Fifteen years after the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda is far from ideal. The ongoing security crisis in Ukraine is a good example of how contemporary…

Ratification Chart of the Association Agreements

Prospects of the Occupied Donbass: Current Situation and Further Development Forecast

Analytical Center "Digests & Analytics Ukraine".

Supporting Ukraine's Difficult Path Towards Reforms

Jan Jakub Chromiec, Nicole Koenig

This Policy paper by Jan Jakub Chromiec, associate research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institut - Berlin, and Nicole Koenig, research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institut - Berlin, assesses Ukraine's post-Maidan reform progress and outlines how…

EU-Republic of Moldova Deep and Comprehensive Free-Trade Area: Reading guide

European Commission The European Union (EU) and the Republic of Moldova…

Operational Annual Report 2013: Neighbourhood Investment Facility

EU Support to the Private Sector in the context of Association Agreements including DCFTAs (Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine)

DAI Europe.

The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area: A New Legal Instrument for EU Integration Without Membership

Guillaume Van der Loo

In The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, Guillaume Van der Loo provides the first comprehensive legal analysis of this complex and controversial international agreement. While key political and legal…

Review of European Neighborhood Policy, implications for Moldova and Russia’s place

Denis Cenusa

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Ukraine's will to liberalise: Tested on many fronts

Pasquale de Micco

Faced with a deteriorating economy, unstable internal security and the financial repercussions of military efforts in the east, Ukraine is striving to create a businessfriendly climate. To this end, the country is preparing for the enforcement by 1…

East Invest reports highlight DCFTA challenges for SMEs in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

Trade Policy Review: Moldova

The first review of the trade policies and practices of Moldova takes place on 19 and 21 October 2015. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Moldova. Source...

Romania, Russian factor and erosion of European agenda in Moldova

Denis Cenusa

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Eastern Partnership Revisited: Associated Countries in Focus

Grzegorz Gromadzki, Bastian Sendhardt

Ukrainians Look to the West - Policy Assessment and Expectations

Jacek Kucharczyk, Agnieszka Łada, Łukasz Wenerski

 

EaP CSF Re-granting Scheme 2015

Report from the Commission on the implementation of macro-financial assistance to third countries in 2014

This staff working document is published in parallel with the Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of macro-financial assistance (MFA) to third countries in 2014. It provides economic and financial…

EU Tariff Rate Quotas on Imports from Ukraine

Veronika Movchan, Iryna Kosse, Ricardo Giucci

Report on Implementation of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine

This report covers the information on major activities and results of the implementation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine (hereinafter – the Agreement), which was planned and performed in the period from September 2014…

EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: “Guide to the Association Agreement”

EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area: Reading guide

The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: Assessment of an Innovative Legal Instrument

Guillaume Van der Loo, Peter Van Elsuwege, Roman Petrov

This paper analyses the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (AA). It argues that this new legal framework, which has the objective to establish a unique form of political association and economic integration, is characterised by three specific features:…

Support Package for Ukraine

The impact of the EU-Ukraine DCFTA on agricultural trade

Veronika Movchan, Mykola Ryzhenkov, Svitlana Galko, Jörg Radeke

Foreign trade in agricultural and food products constitutes an important part of Ukraine’s commodity trade. Moreover, its importance is expected to grow in the future given the high and still untapped sector potential and increasing world demand…