Faced with another turning point in European history, Ukraine is fighting the biggest and the most powerful aggressor in the world. Will Ukraine become another “frozen conflict”? This will depend upon how Europe responds. The conflicts in Moldova, Georgia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Kosovo are Europe’s unfinished business. Can Europe defend its founding values? For example: respect for human dignity, liberty, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights – these are the principles Ukraine is fighting for.Read More
What are the challenges for an EU in the 21st century, now that it has grown up to 28 member states? What are the objectives of further developing the EU, while peace and stability was already achieved? What are the main threats to the existence and wellbeing of the EU member states?Read More
July 27th marked one month since Ukraine signed the EU Association Agreement.
This agreement is crucial to Ukraine, and is much more than just a signature on paper. It symbolizes the future that Ukrainians chose for themselves-- in this case, the European Union. However, people are now concerned and puzzled as to why there is a delay with the agreement’s ratification. They want to know why President O. Poroshenko is postponing ratification.Read More
June 27th 2014 was a significant moment in the history of Ukraine, when the newly elected President Petro O. Poroshenko signed the Association Agreement with the European Union. In his Brussels speech, Poroshenko said that this was the most important day for his country after their Independence Day. He also asked the European leaders to help Ukraine become a fully-fledged member of the EU stating that, “[it] would cost the European Union nothing, but would mean the world to my country that paid the highest possible price to make her European dreams come true”.Read More
Ukraine's violent protests may fuel yet another vicious cycle of corrupt politics.Read More
In the midst of the major international and national crisis and Russia’s “outrageous and highly dangerous power play,” Ukrainian politicians are fighting for power (not surprisingly at all!) One might wonder who would want to become the president of a country with numerous catastrophic situations on handRead More