EU project opens first shelter for women in Kyiv region

Even if a woman wants to leave her husband who beats her, she often has no place to go. There are few shelters, and the state-owned ones have serious restrictions. Our story is about one of such shelters in Kyiv Oblast – it welcomes everyone who needs protection, rest, rehabilitation.

– I suffered four types of violence, Ania says.

She lists: physical, psychological, sexual, economic. Read more

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“Creative Europe” finances translation of Ukrainian literature

In recent years, modern Ukrainian literature is experiencing rapid development. Every year, latest releases in the two main forums of the country (Kyiv’s “Book Arsenal” and Lviv’s “Book Forum”) number in dozens. Some of them even filmed, such as the much-talked-about The Wild Fields based on Serhii Zhadan’s novel “Voroshylovhrad”. But not by domestic market alone, promotion in the international cultural field is equally important. We are talking not only about presentations at world book fairs (primarily Frankfurt and Leipzig book fairs) and translations, but also about the promotion of Ukrainian literature in the world in general. This is a tool of cultural diplomacy, the effect of which was described by one of the publishers as “strengthening the sound of Ukrainian voices in the world.” Read more

A bicycle for the community: why the village is even more advanced now than the city

A bicycle in Ukrainian towns and villages is a part of life and the main mode of transportBut for the time being, it remains a spontaneous phenomenon often caused by the absence of any other transportation alternativeThey lack conditions for development of bicycle traffic: bike paths, bike parks and the knowledge of basic road traffic rules by bicyclists. Read more

EIB finances modernization of Myrnohrad hospital

For the first time in 40 years, Myrnohrad city hospital is undergoing major repairs. The therapeutic unit has been already winterized, a modern X-ray machine has been installed, repairs of a surgery unit will finish soon. The city also plans to renovate housing for internally displaced people and a social center. The European Investment Bank finances these and hundreds of other projects in the east of Ukraine under the Early Recovery Programme. Read more

EU helps to introduce new financial reporting system for businesses

A new, simplified system of preparing and filing XBRL-compliant financial statements is being implemented for public-interest entities. This decision was made by the National Securities and Stock Market Commission with the support from international partners: USAID’s Financial Sector Transformation Project and EU-FINSTAR program. In the context of development of Ukraine’s financial market, such a precedent is unique, and it would have far-reaching consequences. Therefore, let’s find out what the new financial reporting system is going to change. Read more