Oleksandr Lobov, the national coordinator on mine action with the Danish Demining Group, is experienced with humanitarian work in Africa and the Middle East. In recent years, however, he was unable to ignore the troubling developments in his native Ukraine, and he began working in the country in 2014, informing civilians about mine risk. Read more
Why has the implementation of a visa-free regime between the EU and Ukraine been delayed? What do Europeans think of the online declaration of income Ukrainian officials?
Hugues Mingarelli, head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, gives answers to these questions.
For ten years, the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX) project has been helping Ukraine bring its legislation in line with European standards and providing support to Ukrainian politicians and officials. Read more
The dialogue around European integration in Ukraine is dominated by serious issues like the battle for a visa-free regime, the adoption of laws stipulated by the Association Agreement, preparations for the next EU-Ukraine summit, and other big-picture matters. Read more
While many Ukrainian research institutes complain of lack of funding, the national scientific centre “Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology” launched a start-up and joined a €5 million research consortium through the EU-funded Horizon 2020 programme. Read more
The reform of Ukraine’s public service is one of the most important parts of the country’s on-going transformation. It is difficult to have economic and social systems working efficiently without a modern and competent civil service. Ukraine’s system of public administration, however, has many obsolete structures and functions, and extremely low salaries make the public service uncompetitive as an employer on the national labour market. Read more
In the 1980s, Cherkasy was one of the leading producers of rabbit meat in Ukraine. In the 90s, however, production declined as cheap chicken from the United States and Europe replaced rabbit meat in the Ukrainian diet. Today, rabbit meat is seeing a resurgence in popularity and production in the region is now picking up with help from an EU-funded project. Read more
Thanks to the support of the EU, the largest university in Donbas, Volodymyr Dahl National University, will once again open its doors to students this September. Read more
Ukraine declares decentralization to be one of its priorities and budgets transfer from central authorities to local administrations is it main challenge for years. The U-Lead helps the government to implement this ambitious and complicated reform based on the positive experience of the European Union. It is to provide 600 trainings and counselling services for state administrations on different levels. Also it develops such support mechanisms as Central reform Office, CNAPs and Local Self-Government Centres. Read more