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Europe's East 24-01-2019

Ukraine sentences ex-leader Yanukovych in absentia for treason

A Ukrainian court on Thursday (24 January) found ex-president Viktor Yanukovych guilty of high treason and sentenced him in absentia to 13 years in prison for asking Russia's Vladimir Putin to send troops to Ukraine.
Europe's East 30-04-2018

The EU has a duty to the population of Donbas

In Donbass, Ukraine is experiencing a catastrophe comparable with the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Now as then, it is urgent to restore the confidence of the affected people in the state and their trust to each other, argues Sergii Parashyn.
Politics 12-07-2017

Ukraine Association Agreement deal sealed ahead of Kyiv summit

After years of delay, the EU formally approved on Tuesday (11 July) the Association Agreement with Ukraine, ahead of a high-profile summit in Kyiv beginning on Wednesday (12 July).
Europe's East 07-12-2016

Court of Auditors unable to say how EU money was spent in Ukraine

The EU has disbursed billions of euros to Ukraine, largely for budget support, but the European Court of Auditors (ECA) admitted yesterday (6 December) it was unable to say how the money was spent.
Europe's East 16-06-2016

Chief prosecutor: A wad of dollars is placed on Ukraine’s Themis scale

In a wide-ranging interview, the newly-appointed Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko told EURACTIV of his adventurous life, the shocking corruption cases he has already uncovered, and the daunting tasks ahead.

Why Ukraine’s NATO membership is not in America’s interests

It is time for Washington to make clear that Ukrainian accession to NATO is not on the table, writes Josh Cohen.
Europe's East 13-11-2015

Hague court says Maidan repression wasn’t crime against humanity

Ukraine's security forces used "excessive and indiscriminate" force in the 2014 Maidan protests, but are not guilty of crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said on Thursday (12 November).
Le Front national a obtenu un prêt de neuf millions d'euros auprès d'une banque russe
Global Europe 22-10-2015

Think tanks: Russia will make new attempt to divide the EU

Russia’s strategies to divide the European Union over the Ukraine crisis have failed so far, but Moscow will try again to divide the bloc, against the background of the Syrian war, professors said yesterday (21 October) at a discussion organised by German and US think tanks.
Enlargement 10-04-2015

War and poverty bring doubt to heartland of Ukraine’s pro-Europe revolt

When Ukrainians toppled a pro-Russian president last year, nowhere was the euphoria greater than in Lviv, a short drive from the EU border, where people have dreamt for generations of escaping Moscow's orbit.
Europe's East 17-10-2014

Ukraine’s painful realities

There is one thing that neither fans of Russia nor patriots of Ukraine in Odessa or Nikolayev can dispute: all totally agree that Russia attacked Ukraine, writes Ram?nas Bogdanas.
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Brexit 16-10-2014

Farage’s Eurosceptic group collapses, Sakharov prize winner postponed

Nigel Farage's Eurosceptic group in the European Parliament collapsed on Thursday following the withdrawal of Latvian MEP Iveta Grigule.
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Europe's East 24-09-2014

Parliament nominates EuroMaidan for 2014 Sakharov Prize

Seen by many as "the largest pro-European rally in history”, the so-called EuroMaidan movement was nominated on Tuesday by the European Parliament for the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Global Europe 24-09-2014

EuroMaidan nominated for Sakharov prize

Nominations were made yesterday (23 September) for the European Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Among them is the Ukrainian EuroMaidan movement, which led to the overthrow of the regime of Viktor Yanukovich. The winner will be announced in October.
Europe's East 11-09-2014

Poland’s stake in the Ukraine crisis: hawkish or insightful?

SPECIAL REPORT: Observers generally agree that Warsaw plays a major role in the EU’s handling of the Ukraine crisis. Some call it hawkish, while others say that Poland is simply more insightful, and that the rest of the Union should attach more value to its understanding of Russia, and Eastern Europe.
Nikola Dimitrov
Global Europe 13-08-2014

Europe should dare to think big again

In this piece, Nikola Dimitrov, from the Hague Institute, argues that the crises in Europe's neighbourhood and periphery represent a crucial challenge for the European project itself and calls on the leadership of the Union to not lose faith in its own narrative.
Andriy Parubiy
Europe's East 21-05-2014

Ukraine official: Putin’s plans have failed

Russian President Vladimir Putin has failed to take over Ukraine in his attempt to resuscitate the former Soviet Union. But he hasn't given up, and nobody knows where his tanks will stop, Andriy Parubiy, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Europe's East 24-03-2014

What the Association Agreement means for Ukraine’s reform agenda

On Friday (21 March) the political parts of the association agreement were signed between Ukraine and the EU. What does this mean, asks Dominik Tolksdorf: is the EU ready to put forward criteria for a reform in the country, and will Ukraine kick off such a reform agenda?
Europe's East 20-03-2014

Scholar: Putin’s biggest fear is a Maidan in Moscow

As EU leaders discuss sanctions against Russia, Ukrainian Catholic activists Borys Gudziak and Myroslav Marynovych told EURACTIV that Vladimir Putin is most afraid that domestic protest movements, influenced by Euromaidan, will remove him from power.
Global Europe 18-03-2014

EU summit wrap-up: Europe responds to Ukrainian crisis

EU heads of state gathered in Brussels on 20 and 21 March for their last summit before the EU elections in May, reaching an agreement on a European response to the crisis in Ukraine, energy and climate targets and more. Read our wrap-up of the European Council, below.
Europe's East 13-03-2014

Towards a new ‘frozen conflict’ in Europe?

The conflict between Russia and Georgia in the summer of 2008 left South Ossetia and Abkhazia in limbo. Today, it is not unlikely that Crimea will be the next spot on Europe's map, deserving this label, writes Peter Van Elsuwege.
Brexit 12-03-2014

Labour won’t hold EU referendum before 2020

A future Labour government would only hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union before 2020 if more powers were transferred to Brussels, party leader Ed Miliband will say today (12 March).
Europe's East 11-03-2014

A new Munich infamy is building around Ukraine

The EU, which until recently preferred to influence the Ukrainian crisis with expressions of “deep concern” contributed to the escalation of tensions in Europe, writes Roman Rukomeda.
Europe's East 05-03-2014

WRAP-UP: EU summit on Ukraine – Avoiding a new Cold War?

EU heads of state and government gathered in Brussels on Thursday (6 March) to take measures in response to the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine. Follow all the developments as they happen in our live feed, below.
Europe's East 05-03-2014

Let’s return to the 21 February agreement, Russia tells EU

EXCLUSIVE / Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov advised the EU to return to the agreement signed on 21 February by the Ukrainian opposition and the ministers of foreign affairs of Poland, Germany and France, as a way to unblock the stalemate between his country and the West regarding Ukraine.