About: EuroMaidan

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.

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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Enlargement 04-03-2014

Europe’s Five Deadly Sins on Ukraine

The unfolding political crisis in Ukraine has led not only to a vivid debate about appropriate crisis management but also to deep European soul-searching about the root causes of the disaster, writes Jan Techau.
Europe's East 28-02-2014

The birth of new Ukraine

Ukraine now greatly needs help and support of the European Union: a speedy signature of the Association Agreement, short-term economic assistance and a longer-term commitment based on real reform, writes Bohdan Sumenko.
Europe's East 25-02-2014

The heart of the ‘Euromaidan’ faced with Ukraine’s geopolitical limbo

The political turmoil in Ukraine, which some analysts call a revolution, bears the support of a great part of popular opinion, which sees the protest movement as "justified and good". But the composition of what Western media still like to call “Euromaidan” is very heterogeneous, write Justina Vitkauskaite Bernard and Vira Ratsiborynska.
Europe's East 07-02-2014

‘The good, the bad and the downright ugly: a personal account from Maidan’

People who are physically on Maidan today are delegates, each one representing hundreds of others ready to join their brothers and sisters on Kyiv’s central square when the call goes out, writes Anna Yavorska. 
Enlargement 24-01-2014

Ukraine’s frustrations turn into violence: in the name of the nation?

The crackdown by Ukrainian police forces has worsened up to the point of deadly casualties. Amongst the Ukrainians contesting the leadership of President Yanukovitch in the EuroMaidan protests in Kiev, and criticising his dismissal of an EU association, are many student protesters. EURACTIV gives a tribune to one of them, Anna Gots.
Europe's East 10-01-2014

Blood-red geopolitical borscht: EU’s Ukraine approach is a mess

Ukraine backing down from the EU's proposed Association Agreement not only shows Vladimir Putin's powers of persuasion, it also demonstrates the EU's hesitance. Either the European Union firmly stands by Ukraine or the latter will keep performing its balancing act between East and West, writes Eliasz Krawczuk.