Ukrainian Parliament Appoints New Government Led by Volodymyr Groysman

Today Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada appointed a new cabinet led by Volodymyr Groysman. After more than two months of political deadlock, the former mayor of Vinnytsia and the speaker of Ukrainian Parliament Groysman, is replacing Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the new head of Government. Yatsenyuk recently stepped down amid mounting criticism over the failure to tackle pandemic
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EaP CSF Reacts to Result of the Dutch Referendum on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

Following the outcome of the referendum in the Netherlands on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the EaP CSF Steering Committee (SC) adopted a statement. The SC highlights that the continuation of the reform process in Ukraine is a key element in strengthening Europes common security based on democracy, the rule of law and a free market
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EaP CSF Participates in a Side Event on Civil Society Space in EaP at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva

The side event hosted by the Permanent Mission of Lithuania was held on 1 March 2016 and aimed at approaching the issue of widening civil society space in the Eastern Partnership region. The speakers, including Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Mikheil Janelidzeand a member of the Eastern Partnership
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Feature – Improving Policy Dialogue In Ukraines Energy Sector : Moving Closer To The EU

“The law on the natural gas market is not only legislation adopted in accordance with EU Directives; but is also one written in close co-operation with the government, business, civil society organizations and the Energy Community Secretariat” – says DiXi Group president Olena Pavlenko. Today civil society is among the major forces pushing for reforms
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Civil Society At Forefront Of Trade Dialogue In Ukraine

Trade facilitation refers to a number of measures agreed to by WTO members in 2013 during the final round of the Doha negotiations. Our project aims to strengthen the capacity of business associations and NGOs to identify and advocate trade facilitation policy actions in Ukraine, comments Ms. Kuziakiv Ukraine is set to improve its regulatory framework
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EaP Civil Society Forum Welcomes the EP Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Crimea

The Steering Committee (SC) of the EaP Civil Society Forum welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament (EP) resolution of 4 February 2016 on the human rights situation in Crimea, in particular of the Crimean Tatars. The resolution is timely and of crucial importance since it puts the pressing issue of human rights abuses in Crimea
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EaP CSF Regranted Projects on DCFTA Implementation Presented at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and the Eastern Europe Studies Centre from Lithuania held on 27 January the panel discussion: DCFTA Implementation in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Opportunities. The event took place at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union and was opened by H.E. Jovita Neliupšiené, Lithuanian Permanent Representative to the
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EU-Ukraine DCFTA Comes into Effect with the Start of the New Year

On 1 January 2016 starts being applied the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between the EU and Ukraine, which is part of the larger Association Agreement (AA) signed in June 2014. The political and cooperation association chapters and general provisions of the AA are already operational provisionally since November 2014 while the entire EU-Ukraine
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