The dialogue around European integration in Ukraine is dominated by serious issues like the battle for a visa-free regime, the adoption of laws stipulated by the Association Agreement, preparations for the next EU-Ukraine summit, and other big-picture matters. Read more
EU allocated €4.5 million to support to cities of the EaP countries, which are signatories to the Covenant of Mayors. This is the budget of the second phase of the EU Covenant of Mayors East project until 2020.
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.
It is just 60 kilometres from Kharkiv to the Russian border, and nearly a thousand kilometres to the nearest EU border. The geopolitical preferences of local citizens are undoubtedly influenced by this reality, just as the foreign trade preferences of local businesses are. Despite these geographic facts, Ukraine’s current situation demands that these preferences change. We discussed potential next steps in making these changes with Oleksandr Chumak, president of the Association of Private Employees and a Team Europe expert. Read more
On March 18th Team Europe experts and the EU Delegation will publicly launch a new initiative to bring the EU closer to media and business community in Odesa. The first Team Europe Odesa meeting with the local press will focus on the vital reforms for Ukraine and on the opportunities for Odesa business to expand to the EU markets. Read more