With EU support, can Ukraine beat its neighbours on the way to energy independence?

With EU support, can Ukraine beat its neighbours on the way to energy independence?

19 July 2017
By Sergiy Sydorenko: In June this year, 30 Ukrainian cities simultaneously became signatories of the Covenant of Mayors, a European initiative designed to make cities and towns more energy efficient.
Medieval jewels of Khotyn: unexpected beauty on your doorstep

Medieval jewels of Khotyn: unexpected beauty on your doorstep

29 May 2017
By Daria Tarasova As the summer approaches, thoughts are increasingly turning to travel. We dream of foreign places and exotic destinations, but how many people are aware of the historic gems hidden in their own back yard, like the stunning medieval fortress of Khotyn nestled in the hills of south…
Liliia Ovcharova

My Europe

11 May 2017
By Liliia Ovcharova
An alternative to emigration: is it realistic to get students with European degrees to come back to Ukraine?

An alternative to emigration: is it realistic to get students with European degrees to come back to Ukraine?

15 March 2017
By Sergiy Sydorenko These days, European students and researchers have been celebrating a special anniversary – 30 years of the EU’s Erasmus programme, which has given generations of students the opportunity to study at foreign universities. Over the last decade, this programme has been accessible…
Person in front of two computer screens

Spending, European style: What stands in the way of transparent Ukrainian municipal budgets?

12 October 2016
Did you know you could track local government expenditure online, thanks to EU funding of budget transparency programmes? Support for greater accountability is, however, only half the task: the public needs to take an interest in how their tax money is spent. 
The departing Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombiński, highlights in his farewell interview Ukraine’s huge potential, as it takes responsibility for its own future

Europe needs Ukraine to understand its own destiny

31 August 2016
The departing Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombiński, highlights in his farewell interview Ukraine’s huge potential, as it takes responsibility for its own future Which are the values that Europe is promoting in Ukraine, which are shared in this country? The…
Church with flag of EU Days in Kyiv

Money from Brussels - target or tool? How Ukraine should not lose EU aid

01 July 2016
Op-ed by Sergiy Sydorenko In early 2012, a scandal flared up in Ukraine. The European Union announced the suspension of sectoral aid, which for the previous 15 years had been granted to Kyiv. Diplomats informally explained: Brussels had a reason to believe that the European grant in the field of…
Fairy tales to heal family wounds

Fairy tales to heal family wounds

13 October 2013
They came from orphanages, foster families and deprived backgrounds. Twenty eight teenagers from four different countries gathered in the coastal village of Koblevo, Ukraine, for a ten-day workshop organised by a project funded under the EU’s Eastern Partnership Youth Window. The workshop was aimed…