Ukraine’s Petroleum-Sector Challenges: Raising Domestic Output & Cutting Corruption

Volodymyr Zelenskyy inherited formidable challenges when he was elected Ukraine’s sixth president this spring, including a Kremlin-backed war with “separatists” in the east, deep-rooted corruption, and an ongoing natural gas dispute with Russia. Ukraine is now responding to the gas discord by trying to negotiate an extension of a long-term contract with Russia, filling its […]

Ukraine’s Petroleum-Sector Challenges: Raising Domestic Output & Cutting Corruption

Volodymyr Zelenskyy inherited formidable challenges when he was elected Ukraine’s sixth president this spring, including a Kremlin-backed war with “separatists” in the east, deep-rooted corruption, and an ongoing natural gas dispute with Russia. Ukraine is now responding to the gas discord by trying to negotiate an extension of a long-term contract with Russia, filling its […]

Angela Merkel spoke about the Belarusian nuclear power plant

As you know, the Lithuanian authorities have repeatedly stated that they are concerned about the safety of the Belarusian nuclear power plant under construction and have turned to international structures for support. Official Minsk strongly disagrees with these claims. This topic was once again touched upon during the visit of the President of Lithuania to […]

Burying Hopes For A Peaceful Outcome Of Karabakh Impasse, Armenia Chooses War Option. But When?

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has buried hopes for a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and left open only a war option. The sides have reached an impasse and now everyone guesses when the first shot will be made and who will be the first shooter. Well, we wonder what have made experts and […]

In Ukraine, a Rival to Putin Rises

KIEV, Ukraine — He’s a quick-witted politician who understands the power of television, has broad public support at home and, perhaps not so important, sometimes takes off his shirt in public. And he is not President Vladimir V. Putin, Russia’s paramount leader of nearly 20 years. This is Volodymyr Zelensky, the former comedian who became […]

TURKSTREAM: RUSSIAN TROJAN HORSE TO EUROPE

Gazprom, Russian state-owned natural gas company has long maintained efforts to protect its share on the European and Turkish natural gas market. Along with Nord Stream 2 project, Gazprom’s TurkStream pipeline could strengthen Russia’s influence in the European energy market, as well as could cement Turkey’s status as a lead recipient of Russian gas, at […]

The Next Start-Up Cities That Will Transform The Global Economy

During the past decade, much of the discussion about start-up ecosystems has been centered on the question of which city or region will become “the next Silicon Valley”. Although there are several places with promising growth trajectories, we frankly think this view is short-sided. It implies there needs to be a new champion overshadowing the […]

EU-Ukraine Summit: EU provides additional support to decentralisation, fight against corruption, empowerment of civil society and accountable and efficient governance in Ukraine

During the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahnsigned with his Ukrainian government counterparts 4 programmes, worth €109 million from the Commission’s 2019 annual support package to Ukraine. The new EU support package will focus on decentralisation, the fight against corruption, supporting civil society and technical cooperation for […]

Advancing mutual commitment: joint statement following the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, met in Kyiv today for the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit and issued the following statement. 1. We reaffirmed today our continued commitment to strengthening the political association and economic integration of Ukraine with the European Union, […]

Three Technologies That Could Define The Next Decade Of Cybersecurity

In little over a decade, cybercrime has moved from being a specialist and niche-crime type to one of the most significant strategic risks facing the world today, according to the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2019. Nearly every technologically advanced state and emerging economy in the world has made it a priority to mitigate […]