The release of Tymoshenko imminent? Who will it hurt the most?

President Yanukovych stated - quite unambiguously two days ago - “I see no obstacles to signing this accord. The conditions set forth by the EU Commission will be met.” For many EU member states, not to mention the European People’s Party within the European Parliament, the most publicised issue of them all is the end […]

Ukraine to lose “Strategic Partner” status if it signs with the EU - Glazyev

Yesterday I wrote this relating to the obvious deterioration in Russian Ukrainian relations and the fact the EU, majority and opposition were at least on the same page for once. There I raised the issued of Mykola Tomenko’s rather hopeful outlook relating to Russian relations being based on anything more than absolute “needs”. “Unfortunately, “reasonable” […]

A day when everybody made sense? EU, Ukraine & Russia

It doesn’t happen very often, but 27th August was a day when it appeared everybody - with the exception of Russia - was singing from the same song-sheet and actually sounding in tune with the realities of the current EU/Russia/Ukraine situation. Firstly, Stephan Fule and Andriy Kluyev on message and striking the right tone - although […]

“We can’t lose Ukraine” - Baroness Ashton

Hmmm. I think I have read almost every press release, seen almost every video/YouTube clip, watched almost every live EU EEAS podcast made by Baroness Ashton - not because I am a stalker, but a policy wonk, and therefore EU foreign policy matters to me, particularly when it involves the EaP nations. The statement attributed […]

Lutsenko - How temporary should temporary allies be?

A few days ago, when commenting upon the apparent distancing of the opposition leaders, I wrote this - “……..Or perhaps the political expediency has now turned to the beginning of disorder as the very wise Lau Tzu orated? If so we can hardly be surprised. Once the signing – or not – of the EU […]

A twitter chat with Jacek Saryusz-Wolski

I have written a few entries lately that have been republished by the nice people at EastBook.EU both in the original English, but also translated into Polish and Russian too.  Once again, many thanks. Much to my surprise, yesterday evening having imbibed slightly too much red wine than is good for me owing to celebration of […]

Expediency is the shadow of right and truth, it is the beginning of disorder

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expediency appears.  Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder - Lau Tzu Perhaps an apt description of the current state of affairs within the opposition parties of Ukraine? Having […]

Happy Independence Day Ukraine

Today I am not going to write about events past, present or future - I will simply allow today to be what today should be about here - a celebration of Ukrainian independence! Slava Ukraine!

Customs Union may withdraw from FTA with Ukraine - Glazyev


Presidential advisor to Vladimir Putin, Sergei Glazyev seems to have made a rather clear statement regarding the future of Russian-Ukrainian trade, business and R&D should Ukraine and the EU sign the pending Association Agreements in November. There is perhaps a need to meddle with the technicalities of the trade bureaucracy if Ukraine is going to […]

EaP Business Forum - Vilnius 28th November


Пост для тех, кто в бизнесе в большом или маленьком в Украине. Среди многих форумах, происходящих при саммите в Вильнюсе в конце ноября это касающихся бизнеса и торговли, от крупных корпораций до малых и средних предприятий. Если вы заинтересованы в собираетесь делает немного сети, то нажмите на ссылку выше, а затем нажмите на кнопку ” […]

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