Ukraine is now adapting its food safety system to the realities of the market economy and European norms. We talked to Tony Wheale, the team leader of the EU-funded ‘Improvement of Food Safety Control System in Ukraine’ project, and Yana Dobidovska, the project’s deputy team leader, about the differences between the old and new systems, changes already accomplished, and the way forward. Here are the highlights of our conversation. Read more
Energy-efficient houses, 3D metal printing, solar smart blinds – these technologies will change the global economy and our everyday lives in the very near future. Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the creators of these innovative products. Read more
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?