European volunteering: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Oksana Yanush from Lviv works as a European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteer in Germany. In her normal life, she is a freelance journalist and photographer whose work can be found at Studway, Hromadske radio, and on her blog, oksanayanush.com.ua. Right now, though, she is far removed from her journalist life, trying out something totally different. Read more

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Ukraine concludes Twinning project on land market development

On January, 2, Kyiv hosted the final press conference for the EU-funded Twinning project, “Assistance in Development of an Open and Transparent Agricultural Land Market in Ukraine.” The project, which had a budget of €1.8 million, was implemented by a consortium consisting of the Netherlands, Germany, and Lithuania. Read more

Priority No. 1: EU expects further reforms in Ukraine

Reforms in Ukraine have always been a priority for the European Union, which directs financial and technical support to the country and uses various incentives to encourage positive change. Unfortunately, over the past two years, Ukraine and its European partners have jointly been preoccupied with more acute, immediate issues, particularly those related to the war in the eastern part of Ukraine. Now, however, domestic reforms are once again the number one priority in EU-Ukraine bilateral relations. A statement issued by Federica Mogherini, the EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, and a recent European Parliament (EP) resolution both clearly articulated this new direction. Read more