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IN STRUGGLE FOR FOREIGN POLICY: PRIORITIES OF 2019 PRESIDENTIAL AND PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS AND OUTLOOK FOR 2020

Foreign policy did not become a top priority during either the presidential or the parliamentary election in Ukraine in 2019. With the focus on European and Euroatlantic integration debate, all other burning issues, such as relations with neighbours, building up international support against Russian aggression, relations with diaspora, and promotion of the Ukrainian image abroad, […]

Donbas Settlement and New Trends in Conflict Resolution

After the 2019 presidential elections in Ukraine, new efforts to reset negotiations regarding Donbas conflict resolution have been taking place. The main problem of the current state of affairs lies in the field of different approaches towards the negotiations demonstrated by Russia, on the one hand, and Ukraine, on the other. Intensification of attempts to […]

Facing the Fourth Estate: A Rough Start and an Ambitious Reform Agenda

While having benefited from both conventional and new media during the election campaign, the new team in power had a rough start with some segments of the media and NGO community once elected. The part of the new government that is responsible for media-related policies is comprised of media professionals with extensive background in the […]

QUICK ECONOMIC REFORMS AND FIGHTING CORRUPTION – ARE THESE A PRIORITY FOR THE NEW GOVERNMENT?

The new government’s programme includes ambitious but realistic goals and fills in the gaps of the presidential and parliamentary election campaigns. The Servant of the People Party in the parliament demonstrates tentative signs of absence of firmness, after a couple of months of having supported all initiatives without reservations. For achieving fast and tangible results […]

EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES OF THE NEW TEAM

While too vague during the electoral campaigns period, the European integration track became more clear and nuanced with the new government coming into office in September 2019. The programme of Oleksiy Honcharuk’s government has a special chapter devoted to the issues of rapprochement with the EU and NATO. In some parts, it echoes the initiatives […]

PROMISES AND PITFALLS OF THE ‘YEAR OF BIG ELECTIONS’: CIVIL SOCIETY AND CIVIC ACTORS’ ATTEMPTS TO DELIVER REFORMS IN UKRAINE

Ukraine is rightly considered to be a country with a vibrant civil society and numerous non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) that push various agendas. However, the daunting task of bringing reforms to many domains inevitably raises the questions of prioritising, effectiveness, alliance-building, and competition. Presidential and parliamentary elections of 2019 led to […]

Perceptions Matter: How the West Sees the Elections Results

After the presidential and parliamentary elections, Ukraine is believed to have obtained a historic chance to push forward the much-awaited reforms. Ukraine’s Western partners have continuously expressed their expectations that a strong mandate that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his Servant of the People party have received will be translated into palpable and resolute reforms. Zelenskyy’s seemingly sincere resolve and […]

NEW GENERATION POLITICS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR DEMOCRACY

New generation politics is getting trendy in Ukraine. The chances of Ukraine to become successful and to ensure irreversibility of democratic development of the country are assessed through the lens of the capabilities and political will of the new Ukrainian leadership. At the same time, there is ground for concerns caused by lack of cohesion […]

Eastern Partnership 2030 Trends

T his report outlines major trends that over the course of the next decade will shape the future of Eastern Partnership (EaP) region, to be understood as six individual countries and as a policy framework of the European Union. The authors of the report have focused particularly on those trends that are common for all […]

Ukraine’s place in the geopolitical puzzle is shifting. That was the point.

Euphoria surrounding the recent prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia is all but unjustified. Ukraine managed to bring home the most well-known among its citizens detained in Russia and Crimea, which is undoubtedly a good thing. Moreover, the swap has brought hope that the conflict might finally end. But the jubilation should not eclipse the […]

Conference “Ukraine and Georgia: way to de-occupation of its territories” took place in Budapest

On 20 March 2019 the conference “Ukraine and Georgia: way to de-occupation of its territories”, the second in a row of events in the framework of the international platform “Friends of de-occupation of Crimea” initiated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, took place in Budapest. The event was co-organized by the Embassies of Ukraine and […]

The Azov Crisis Explained: an interview with security expert Hanna Shelest

On November 25, Russia opened fire on three Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait and then seized them. Ukraine blamed Russia of military aggression and violation of both international law and bilateral agreements. On the next day, it announced martial law for 30 days in 10 Ukrainian regions. UkraineWorld asked Hanna Shelest, editor-in-chief of UA: […]

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