Matiyeshyn on Europe, through a Ukrainian eye

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Parliamentary elections in Ukraine haven’t finished yet, and the EU already worries about the presidential elections. The overwhelming majority of the European observers don’t expect positive results from the elections to the parliament of Ukraine. Their honesty and transparency is doubted already. Over the last year the President of Ukraine hasn’t made any visit to… » read more

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The current Ukraine-Russia relations are overfilled with negative. The keywords which characterize them are risks and threats. The renewal of equal relations with Russia was the main slogan of the present Ukrainian authorities at the last presidential elections. It turned out that Russian elites aren’t going to justify optimistical hopes of Ukraine. The historical Russian… » read more

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There is less than a month left to the end of the parliamentary electoral campaign in Ukraine. Already today it is possible to predict that 5 political forces out of 22 which compete under party lists will get into the parliament. Among the favorites we can outline two camps. “Proruling-controlled forces” where the proruling Party… » read more

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Another summit Russia-EU has demonstrated Russia’s interest in communication with the European countries exclusively in the bilateral format without EU officials. V.Putin has let EU representatives know that he, as a president, is ready to communicate with heads of the European states in the first place. V.Putin’s first visits to Germany and France have set… » read more

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Gas became the main topic of the recent session of heads of the governments of the CIS countries. Turkmenistan, as the country presiding in the Commonwealth, paid special attention to gas transportation. Today Turkmenistan, occupying the 4-th place in the world according to the discovered gas reserves, tries to diversify routes of export of its… » read more

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The position of official representatives of Europe concerning the imprisonment of Ukrainian oppositionists has forced the leadership of Ukraine to postpone the Summit of Central European States. The session of Ukraine-EU Cooperation Council will pass amid sharp statements of European ministers concerning impossibility of signing and ratification of the Association Agreement. On the whole the… » read more

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Governmental circles of Russia discuss now the draft bill “About development of Siberia and the Far East”. At the beginning of the year a political decision was made that a special structure should work on the development of Siberia and the Far East. The main priority is the construction of infrastructural objects at the specified… » read more

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Information concerning possible signing of the gas agreement between Naftogaz of Ukraine and German RWE recently appeared in Ukrainian mass-media. What’s meant is the delivery of spot gas bought in Europe to Ukraine through pipelines of Slovakia. Even in case the short-term contract between Naftogaz and RWE is signed, it won’t reduce dependence of Ukraine… » read more

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Difficult political and economic relations between Ukraine and Russia have become even more complicated with the beginning of this year due to another trade war. This time — a cheese one. Out of 15 Ukrainian companies which deliver cheese to Russia, import of production has been banned to three of them starting from February 7… » read more

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