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…
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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.  By Sergiy Sydorenko Dnipro, Ukraine…
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…