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  • 13.03.2015

    Ukraine: Trends of the Week. Issue No. 2/15. March 6 – March 13, 2015

    Top energy trend: Gas market of Ukraine is facing new reality The start of deep changes of most corrupted segment of Ukrainian energy sphere was given by the Parliament’s voting of the first draft of new gas market law. It means that gas market of Ukraine will be reshaped during 2015-2017 according to the EU Third Energy package and other norms. Besides state oil and gas monopolist vertical-integrated energy company “Naftogaz of Ukraine” will be unbundled on several companies. According to IMF demands no more subsidies will be given to “Naftogaz” from state budget. This will open the investment opportunities to the gas sphere of Ukraine but will be a cold shower for Ukrainian gas consumers that will have to shift from expensive gas to other cheaper energy sources

  • 12.03.2015

    Ukraine: Trends of the Week February 27 – March 6, 2015

    Top energy trend: Russia Postpones New Round of Gas War until April Reached agreement in Brussels between Ukraine, Russia and EU to fulfill the current gas obligations until the end of March (so called “winter package”) means that new round of gas war initiated by Gazprom will fully rise in the last week of March – first week of April and will have as its purpose to save for Gazprom at least part of Ukrainian gas market in 2015.

  • 16.02.2015

    Future of South Stream: A view from Ukraine

    All the steps of Russian political leadership are taken within the framework of the war logic. Russian Federation headed by President Vladimir Putin started a war (in the hybrid format at the beginning) with the West (especially the USA as its leader) on the Ukrainian territory against Ukrainian people who became the first victim of Putin’s anti-Western offensive.

  • 30.01.2015

    Analyst: Russia focusing its propaganda on Kyiv

    A pro-Russian, anti-war rally was held in front of Kyiv city hall on Wednesday (28 January). Mayor Vitaly Klitschko faced the protestors and told them not to let themselves be manipulated by hostile propaganda. EurActiv reports from Kyiv.

  • 30.10.2014

    The Phantom of Russia-China Gas Deal

    New gas deal between Russia and China is a good instrument for Beijing to receive the access to many attractive Russian assets while for Kremlin it is a weak attempt to show the existing alternative for energy partnership with the West.

  • 22.08.2014

    Bohdan Sumenko

    What kind of gift will Merkel give Poroshenko on Ukrainian Independence Day?

    What is Ukraine expecting from the visit of the German Chancellor?

  • 10.06.2014

    Innovation gap divides member states, warns Commission Secretary-General

    The innovation gap between northern European countries and their southern and eastern counterparts risks deepening political and economic divisions between member states, the EU executive’s most senior civil servant has warned.

  • 04.06.2014

    New Energy Initiatives of Ukraine

    Presidential elections resulted with the victory of Petro Poroshenko with 55% of votes in one round,

  • 30.05.2014

    Thomas C. Theiner

    Russia’s corruption campaign in the EU

    Ever wondered why many Western business managers, journalists, politicians, or pundits defend Putin’s aggressive and oppressive policies?

  • 26.05.2014

    Roman Rukomeda

    Russian EU lobby irked by Ukraine re-buying its gas for less money

    Attempts by Ukraine to shed its dependence on Russian energy by organising reverse gas flows from EU countries have been met with strong reactions from the pro-Russia lobby in the EU, writes Roman Rukomeda.

  • 23.05.2014

    Amanda Paul and Roman Rukomeda

    Ukraine: The Moment of Truth

    Ukraine’s upcoming parliamentary elections on 28 October represent an important litmus test of the country’s democracy and will set the scene for 2015’s presidential election.

  • 13.04.2014

    Roman Rukomeda

    People power in Ukraine

    Even as Ukraine drifts towards ever-more authoritarian government, the people’s ability to challenge the authorities was illustrated recently by protests against the demolition of a historic squarter in Kyiv, says Roman Rukomeda.