News with tag “Europe”
- May 21, 2013
Kyiv, May 21, 2013. For the 11th time European Cultural Week opened its door in Ukraine. More than a dozen European countries participated in the public event sharing their culture through exhibitions, concerts and shows that took place in Kyiv and some other Ukrainian cities.
- May 20, 2013
Kyiv, May 20, 2013. The powerful pro-European civil movement in Ukraine made the country’s European choice irrevocable, stated the head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski at the celebration of Europe Days in Kyiv. The diplomat highlighted that the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement required efforts from both – authorities and the civil society.
- April 18, 2013
Kyiv, April 18, 2013. Poland, Hungary, Italy, Germany and other European states are currently negotiating the use of Ukraine’s underground gas storage facilities. This was announced by Ukraine’s Minister of Energy and Coal Eduard Stavytskyi at a press conference in Kyiv. According to the minister, Poland, for instance, considers using gas storage facilities to be able to control the prices on the domestic natural gas market.
- April 4, 2013
Kyiv, April 4, 2013. “Ukraine is important to Europe as a source of economic growth and energy security, as well as a bridge to Russia,” reiterates the former Italian Prime Minister and the former European Commission President Romano Prodi in his article for the Christian Science Monitor. The title of the article of April 2, 2013, reads “EU should welcome Ukraine as a partner for Europe’s own good”.
- March 27, 2013
Kyiv, March 27, 2013. Ukraine’s chairmanship in the OSCE is great luck for all participants of the negotiations regarding the settlement of the Transnistria conflict, reckons William H. Moser, U.S. Ambassador to Moldova. Currently, Ukraine takes part in the 5+2 talks that include representatives of Transnistria, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, OSCE, as well as the U.S. and the EU as observer parties.
- February 26, 2013
Kyiv, February 26, 2012. The leaders of the European Union have acknowledged Ukraine’s European aspirations and confirmed their intention to sign Association Agreement (AA), including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with Ukraine in 2013.
- February 6, 2013
Kyiv, February 6, 2013. The European Union “should start implementing the free trade area before the ratification,” said the Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Vytautas Leškevičius during the General Affairs Council’s meeting in Brussels. Free trade area will create substantial economic benefits both for the EU and Ukraine, he stated, as quoted by the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry.
- February 5, 2013
Kyiv, February 5, 2013. Current reforms that are taking place in Ukraine may transform the country into an important energy hub of Eastern Europe, said the State Department’s Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Carlos Pascual during his meeting with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov.
- January 24, 2013
Kyiv, January 24, 2013. Ukrainian European vector remains the country’s priority, emphasized Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in his speech in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Ukrainian President participated in the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders Laying the Foundations for Europe’s Renaissance during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2013).
- December 18, 2012
Kyiv, December 18, 2012. Ukraine sees its upcoming chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe as a powerful tool for solving long-lasting and frozen conflicts in the region. This was stated by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych at the meeting with heads of diplomatic missions of foreign countries and international organizations accredited in Ukraine. The country will spearhead the OSCE starting January 1, 2013.
- December 6, 2012
Kyiv, December 6, 2012. Ukrainian rocket engines are getting difficult to compete with. The European Space Agency equips the upper module of its Vega rockets with Ukrainian liquid-fuel RD-869 rocket engine. With the creation of Vega - the lightest in its arsenal, Europe should be able to launch rockets of all classes and not depend on Russia and the United States, reports Ukrainian ICTV.
- December 4, 2012
Kyiv, December 4, 2012. Ukrainian journalist Kristina Berdynskych became the winner of the Reporters for Reporters competition for journalists from the Eastern Partnership countries (EaP). Berdynskych, a reporter from Ukrainian Korrespondent weekly, was awarded for her story on the country’s officials who became millionaires, yet, notwithstanding their wealth, claim welfare and health benefits from the state.
- September 27, 2012
Kyiv, September 27, 2012. Early conflict prevention, solving longtime conflicts, post conflict restoration, overall regional safety and stability, strengthening of the democratic institutions, and reviving the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe are among Ukraine’s top priorities for its 2013 OSCE Chairmanship, stated the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in his speech at the 67th UN General Assembly in New York.
- July 27, 2012
Kyiv, 27 July, 2012. Almost half of the European guests, who visited Ukraine during EURO 2012 football championship, stated that Ukraine deserved to enter the EU in the near future. EU citizens were surveyed by GfK Company as a part of the Soft Power of Ukraine in the EU and Beyond project, commissioned by the Institute of World Policy, USA.
- July 25, 2012
Kyiv, July 25, 2012. In 2011, the growth of online advertising in Ukraine reached 59 percent, making it best in Central and Eastern Europe. “In 2011 the indisputable leader when it came to the dynamics of market development was Ukraine,” reads the latest annual Do You CEE report, presented by Gemius and IAB Europe.“Given this pace of growth and population size, Ukraine is a land of promise for online marketers,” add the authors of the report.
- June 25, 2012
Kyiv, June 25, 2012.Ukraine and the EU begin cooperation in information exchange and risk management as the joint framework cooperation strategy regarding customs comes into force. The First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Valeriy Khoroshkovskyi informed about the initiative to create the bilateral working group to implement the agreement.
- June 1, 2012
Kyiv, June 1, 2012. The free trade agreement between the EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) and Ukraine comes into force today. Signed in 2010, the document regulates trade in goods and services between the signees, competition in the market, government procurement, investment, and intellectual property rights protection.
- November 22, 2011
Kyiv, November 22, 2011. The transport ministries of Lithuania and Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Understanding today. The document stipulates further cooperation between the two countries in the field of infrastructure and transport. Lithuania and Ukraine plan to expand the use of the ninth Pan-European corridor and increase cargo traffic between the Baltic and the Black Seas, according to the Memorandum.
- August 26, 2011
Kyiv, August 26, 2011. “Ukraine’s future belongs with Europe. …It is my goal to set Ukraine on the path to becoming a proud member of the European Union,” stated Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in his article published by The Wall Street Journal.
- July 20, 2011
Ukraine Insists on Solidifying its European Integration Perspective in the Association Agreement with the EU
Kyiv, July 20, 2011. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kostyantyn Gryshchenko said that Association Agreement with the European Union is a priority for Ukraine and that the country would insist upon solidifying its European perspective regardless of the skepticism of some EU member states. Such statement was released during an informal meeting of the Group of Friends of Ukraine before the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting on July 18 in Brussels.
- June 21, 2011
Kyiv, June 21, 2011. The President of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Thorbjørn Jagland promised assistance with Ukrainian reforms. Such statement was released during the visit of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to Strasbourg on June 21, 2011. In the course of the visit the Ukrainian leader met with the President of the PACE Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, addressed the deputies of the PACE, and had a separate meeting with the Secretary General of the Council of EuropeThorbjørn Jagland.