EU ambassador to open the European Cultural Week in Kyiv

Безымянный2The Ambassador of the European Union to Ukraine, Jan Tombiński, together with French Ambassador Alain Remy and Croatian Ambassador Tomislav Vidošević, will open a photo exhibition entitled “Homo Urbanus Europeanus” on May 14. The event is the official launch of European Cultural Week in Kyiv. Read more

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Andrew Rasbash: EU hopes to turn Ukraine into a prosperous and democratic country

Andrew Rasbash, Head of Operations at the EU Delegation to Ukraine, at EU Study Days
Andrew Rasbash, Head of Operations at the EU Delegation to Ukraine, at EU Study Days

Andrew Rasbash, Head of Operations at the EU Delegation to Ukraine, talked to Ukrainian students during EU Study Days, an education programme on European studies launched by the EU Delegation to Ukraine. Read more

A Step Toward Transparency: EU-funded Project to Improve Public Information Access

Valentyna Poltavets, Project Coordinator "Development and implementation of public information access instruments in small cities of Ukraine" and Pavlo Kozyrev, Mayor of Ukrainka
Valentyna Poltavets, Project Coordinator, and Pavlo Kozyrev, Mayor of Ukrainka

The new law on access to public information pushes local authorities throughout Ukraine to create the conditions within which citizens can fully exercise their rights. However, today the majority of small city councils still lack the highly-skilled professionals and technical equipment necessary to put the new legislation in practice. Read more

Head of EUBAM addresses Advisory Board for final time before May retirement

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From left, Andriy Olefirov from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Andrei Popov from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Head of EUBAM Udo Burkholder, Ambassador Jan Tombinski, and Ambassador Dirk Schuebel

In one of his final acts as Head of the European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) to Moldova and Ukraine, Mr Udo Burkholder presented on April 16 details of EUBAM’s annual report (December 2011 – November 2012) to members of the Mission’s Advisory Board. Mr Burkholder will retire at the end of May. Read more

EU parliamentarians launch project to protect Ukrainians affected by the Chernobyl accident

EU Ambassador Jan Tombinski at Ivankiv hospital
EU Ambassador Jan Tombinski at Ivankiv hospital

Since the Chernobyl accident, the EU has been working to cope with the aftermath by improving nuclear safety and dealing with the legacy of the disaster. On April 26, 2013, a new EU-funded health and ecological project worth €4 million was inaugurated in Ivankiv, a town neighbouring to the Chernobyl zone. Read more