On the way to the Association Agreement: European Commission takes preparatory steps

European Commission President Barroso, European Council President Van Rompuy and Ukraine's President Yanukovych at EU-Ukraine summit, 25 February, 2013
European Commission President Barroso, European Council President Van Rompuy and Ukraine’s President Yanukovych at EU-Ukraine summit, 25 February, 2013

On May 15, the European Commission adopted the proposals for Council Decisions on the signing and provisional application of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (AA), which will be transmitted to the Council for further processing. Read more

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European Cultural Week in Kyiv celebrates Europe’s “unity in diversity”

Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombiński (right) and EU Delegation's Head of Press and Information Section Zoltan Szalai (left) at Homo Urbanus Europeanus exhibition
Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombiński (right) and EU Delegation’s Head of Press and Information Section Zoltan Szalai (left) at Homo Urbanus Europeanus exhibition

Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombiński, together with French and Croatian Ambassadors, Alain Remy and Tomislav Vidošević, officially inaugurated the European Cultural Week in Kyiv on May 14. Read more

Raising funds for local initiatives: EU-UNDP project provides support in Crimea

regional developmentIn late April, the European Union announced a new call for proposals to support Ukraine’s regional development policy. With a budget of €6 million, the call is a part of a larger €31 million EU-funded programme that promotes the decentralised development of Ukrainian regions, and helps Ukrainian regional and local authorities implement priorities of their own development strategies. Read more

German and EU institutions co-operate to improve Ukrainian social infrastructure

School in Zhuravli, Crimea, renovated due to support provided by the German Federal Government
School in Zhuravli, Crimea, renovated due to support provided by German Federal Government through KfW

Studying in a warm and energy-efficient school can make a big difference for the learning process. Children in Zhuravli village in the Saky rayon of Crimea know this from experience: thanks to support from the German development bank KfW, the school underwent large-scale renovations that helped increase the building’s energy efficiency Read more