Victor Tkachuk on Democracy, Ukraine & the EU

The Ukrainian authorities, hesitating in the political choice between Moscow and Brussels, have put forward two basic arguments to Europe. The first one is the fixation of the prospect of Ukraine’s EU membership in the Association Agreement. The second argument is the necessity of the further imprisonment of the former Prime Minister Y.Tymoshenko. The Ukrainian… » read more

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Ukrainians have proved that they are one of the greatest fans of expensive cars in Europe. Official statistics of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine which has been made public in the Ukrainian press says that almost 110 thousand cars totaling to over 100 thousand dollars each drive on roads of the state. In… » read more

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On November, 17 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law “About Elections of Members of the Parliament”. Lawmakers didn’t include recommendations of the Venice Commission (VC) in this new law. And the Commission was mostly concerned by three key innovations: 1) introducing a mixed electoral system instead of the current proportional system; 2) lifting the… » read more

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The history of financial relations between the EU and Ukraine is rather confusing. 2,5 billion euros were allocated to our state over the years of our independence. However, the efficiency of these allocations is noticeable by no means always. Although Ukraine remains to be a recognized leader of the “Eastern Partnership” program, which was offered… » read more

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The present depth of the EU and eurozone economic crisis gives an idea that afterwards the European Union will already be different. Rules of interactions between the states within the Union will change. This will touch upon both political, and especially, economic and currency-related relations. Europe passes the exam on the ability to come to… » read more

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Ukraine: the Ark for Europe

Ukrainian people today are hostages to political battles between the previous and the present political regimes. We, Ukrainians, have been familiar with democracy for a long time. In 1710 the Ukrainian Cossacks created a Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk – the first democratic constitution on the European continent. Ukrainian people treat EU values as a guide… » read more

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The initiative voiced by the Russian leader primarily suggests that creativity among his team of advisors is running low. On the other hand it demonstrates that V.Putin is looking towards his legacy and is desperately hunting for projects that could create a place for him in the history books of Russia and Europe. Unfortunately, the… » read more

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I was born in Ukraine. Ukraine is a part of Europe. Ukraine already was a European state when in Europe not everyone knew about such things as alphabet, clothes made from fabric, water toilet or constitution. The first-ever modern computer was created in Ukraine. The most reliable space rocket in the world is manufactured in… » read more

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