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 […]

How The U.S. Got Rich, And Ukraine Can Too

The United States invented many things, but anti-trust laws and competition policy was arguably the most profound. These laws establish fair rules for the marketplace, and are why the country became the richest and most powerful on the planet. Without these, the United States would look like Russia or Ukraine: An impoverished populace and a […]

Nord Stream 2: From EU Law To US Sanctions Law

Rainer Seele, the chief executive officer of Austrian energy company OMV and corporate ally of Gazprom, recently called on Europe to defend itself from the proposed US sanctions aimed to stop Nord Stream 2. It is far from clear to which ‘Europe’ Seele is referring. In December 2018, the European Parliament voted 433 to 105 […]

EU Policy In The Face Of The Chinese Challenge

  As the People’s Republic of China transforms itself into a technological and military superpower, while maintaining a party-state system, there is increasing debate at the heart of the EU about the terms on which relations with the country should be pursued. Pressure has been exerted on the debate by the EU’s main ally, the […]

Выборы в Европарламент: Европа между Макроном и Сальвини

Вот уже как год я пытаюсь объяснить нашим европейским партнёрам из различных правительственных организаций, что результаты выборов в Европарламент вообще ничего не значат: вся эта победа людей, выступающих за единую Европу, – обыкновенная блажь. Ведь абсолютно не важно, что проевропейским силам удастся создать широкую коалицию, прибавив к своему блоку либералов Макрона, важно другое – продолжающийся […]

A Pitch for a Nationwide 5G Network Tailor-Made for Trump’s 2020 Campaign

Earlier this spring, Karl Rove, the veteran Republican strategist, was making the rounds in Congress to talk up Rivada Networks, a telecommunications company with a 5G business model predicated on partnering with the Department of Defense. Rove, a registered lobbyist for and investor in Rivada, met with staff members of the Senate Armed Services Committee […]