World-class creative sector specialist, Tim Williams, shares his views and experiences on culture, Ukraine’s potential, and why Kharkiv is the city of the future. Read more
Creative companies account for around 4.5% of the EU economy. How does the cultural sector attract investment and help developing territories? 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
According to the World Bank’s Doing Business ranking, Ukraine places 83rd out of 189 countries. The experts that compile the rating system take into account the business registration process, quality of connection to the power grid, tax system, and other indicators when determining where a country falls in terms of ease of doing business. What prevents Ukraine from rising in the list to the level of European countries? How can Ukraine solve the urgent problems its small and medium-sized businesses is facing?
In May 2016, Ukraine officially launched the European COSME programme, which provides support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Ukrainian businesspeople already benefit from some supports, but officials with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade believe COSME is a unique opportunity for Ukrainian business to access assistance.
Günther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, visited Kyiv on July 25-26. He and the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman spoke at a high-level policy event in Kyiv which explored the challenges and opportunities that the European Union’s Digital Single Market (DSM) represents for Ukraine.