Zhmerynka energy wonders: How the EU enables a small Ukrainian town to save almost €80,000 each year

Zhmerynka energy wonders: How the EU enables a small Ukrainian town to save almost €80,000 each year

13 December 2017
The European Union supports small Ukrainian towns to decrease their CO2 emissions, improve living conditions for their citizens, and substantially save public funds which can then be re-invested for the benefit of all. But how does it do this? Zhmerynka, a small town of 35,000 population in…
How the European Union helps Ukraine to save money and energy

How the European Union helps Ukraine to save money and energy

08 December 2017
Over the course of many years, the EU has been supporting Ukraine on its path towards energy efficiency. Ukraine's economy depends heavily on imported energy resources. Yet, at the same time the level of energy consumption is three to five times higher than in other countries with a similar climate…
Earthquake, chemical leak, floods… EU MOLDEX 2017 exercise brings together rescue teams from nine countries

Earthquake, chemical leak, floods… EU MOLDEX 2017 exercise brings together rescue teams from nine countries

02 October 2017
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake on then Richter scale occurs in the Vrancea Mountains, 255 km away from Moldova’s capital city, Chisinau. It causes the collapse of buildings in Cojusna and Ialoveni and the breach of a dam resulting in the flooding of Ghidighici Lake, while a leak at the “Aroma” Factory…
Assistance for the sake of truth: how the EU supports the independent mass media in the Eastern Partnership countries

Assistance for the sake of truth: how the EU supports the independent mass media in the Eastern Partnership countries

20 September 2017
A video published on the official Facebook account of the EU Delegation to Ukraine opens with words: "Three things you should know about Russia Today and Sputnik." The video explains that Russian state-run mass media "do not want to be impartial", and that they "create fake news". These facts are…
Young European Ambassadors share their vision for the Eastern Partnership

Young European Ambassadors share their vision for the Eastern Partnership

28 July 2017
“Living in a Europe based on mutual understanding instead of evoking conflicts makes us stronger together”, replied Hanna Launikovich from Belarus and Philipp Brugner from Austria when asked to describe the importance of cooperation between the EU and their countries.
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
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
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-western Ukraine?
Liliia Ovcharova

My Europe

11 May 2017
My name is Liliia, I am 18. I have never been abroad, I barely speak English, but last week I got my first ever Schengen visa, and it feels like my entire world is changing right now. I am in Rome, running here and there with a broad smile on my face, taking pictures of literally every corner,…
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
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 to Ukrainians as…
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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.