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Council of Europe on the development of cross-border cooperation in Ukraine in the context of European integration

CoE: Current tendencies of cross-border cooperation development in Ukraine and other European countries, as well as the activities of the Council of Europe and other international organizations on the development of cross-border cooperation, were discussed during the research and development round table “Development of cross-border cooperation in Ukraine in the context of European integration: status, […]

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Shared responsibility between East and West – action by the Catholic Organization for Eastern Europe

Domradio: This year’s “Renovabis” campaign of the Catholic Organization for Eastern Europe will be held on Trinity under the motto “Blessed are those who make peace”. East and West shared responsibility”. “The situation in eastern Ukraine reminds us of how fragile the world is in Europe”, says Renovabis CEO Christian Hartle. Even 75 years after […]

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“Climate security: A musical piece in major or minor tonality?”

John Kerry, an American politician during a meeting in Prinzregententheater in Munich talked about the current situation in the USA, climate change and sustainable lifestyle. The event was a part of the pre-conference events of the Munich Security Conference (MSC). The event has a beautiful and poetic name “Climate security: A musical piece in major […]

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Ukrainian president to take part in the Munich Security Conference

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy will make a working visit to Germany to take part in the 56th Munich Security Conference on February 14-15. In the framework of the conference, the President will deliver a speech at a separate session dedicated to Ukraine, as well as hold bilateral meetings with leaders of foreign states. Besides […]

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What is mentioned about Ukraine in Munich Security Report 2020?

The main topic of this Munich Security conference is #Westelessness “Westlessness” – a widespread feeling of uneasiness and restlessness in the face of increasing uncertainty about the enduring purpose of the West. About Westlessness mentioned a century ago Oswald Spengler in his book “The Decline of the West”. He wrote “today, “the West” is the […]

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Pope and President of Ukraine talked about peace

The situation of humanitarian aid, the struggle for peace, but also bilateral cooperation: these were the main topics that marked the conversation between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj and Pope Francis at the Vatican this Saturday. On Saturday morning Pope Francis welcomed the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Selensky for an Audience, who, according to the Vatican […]

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Eastern perspective: The European Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy under Review

A conference at the Academy for Political Education in Tutzing with the title “Focus on the East” will discuss the topic of European integration and the enlargement of the European Union. The EU has always been considered as a project of peace and stability for the European continent. These aspirations have convinced more and more […]

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Deutsche Bahn signed a Memorandum with ukrainian Ukrzaliznytsia

Over the next few years, Deutsche Bahn will advise and support the Ukrainian state railway JSC Ukrsalisnyzja (UZ) on business and technical matters. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed yesterday in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv by Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii and DB Infrastructure Director Ronald Pofalla. According to the agreement […]

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Dr. Andreas Nick, Head of the German Delegation and CDU Member of the Bundestag: How to bring Ukraine and Russia together

Bundestag: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe PACE has once again called on Russia to stop the military aggression against Ukraine and has recognized the Russian Federation as a party to the Minsk agreements. This is clear from the resolution on the progress of the countries under the observation of the Parliamentary Assembly, […]

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Exhibition “SHATTERED” shows the changes that the war in Donbas brought into the life of ordinary people

The Gasteig and the non-profit organization Handicap International (HI) opened the exhibition “erschüttert – Einschläge, die alles ändern” . The exhibition is open until 09.02.2020 in the foyer of the Glashalle, 1st floor. The award-winning photojournalist Till Mayer shows people whose lives have been devastated by war or armed conflict. He presented their stories on […]

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo travels to Ukraine

State.gov: The Secretary will travel to Kyiv on January 30, where he will meet with President Zelenskyy, Foreign Minister Prystaiko, and Defense Minister Zahorodnyuk to highlight U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Secretary will also attend a wreath-laying ceremony at St. Michael’s to honor those who have fallen in the Donbas, and […]

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EU-Ukraine Association Council: the EU reiterated its unwavering support and commitment to Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders

The EU reiterated its unwavering support and commitment to Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders, says the joint press statement following the 6th Association Council meeting between the EU and Ukraine . Both sides reiterated their strong condemnation of the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts […]

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PACE decides to open monitoring of Poland over rule of law

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has voted to open a monitoring procedure for Poland over the functioning of its democratic institutions and the rule of law, declaring in a resolution that recent reforms “severely damage the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law”. Poland joins ten other Council of […]

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Fabulous nightshots by the American photographer O. Winston Link (Kunstfoyer Munich)

Retrospective of the fantastic night shots and morning colors produced by the American photographer O. Winston Link in the Kunstfoyer in Munich. America’s last steam trains of the Norfolk & Western Railway in motion in the 1950s. With 120 high-quality photographs, sound recordings, working sketches and “making of” another highlight for all fans of photography […]

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Where to go in Germany in 2020?

Germany is a very diverse country. The modern world is situated there along with the medieval, high technologies with beautiful nature and rich cultural traditions. And holidays in this country can also be very diverse: beach and ski resorts, historic cities, museums with masterpieces of painting, sculptures. We gathered for you interesting events that will […]

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Holland no more: Dutch government officially changes nickname

Government of the Netherlands: The Dutch authorities have decided to rebrand their country’s international image, with a switch from calling it ‘Holland’ to ‘The Netherlands’. The Netherlands and the Kingdom of the Netherlands can be recognised internationally by a new logo. The logo is characterised by two symbols: NL and a stylised orange tulip. The […]

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Croatia’s EU Council presidency: What is mentioned in the Programme About Ukraine

Eurointergration: On January 1, 2020 started the Croatian Presidency of the EU Council, the leading institution of the European Union. This was reported by a correspondent of the European Truth. The Balkan state representative will chair the EU Council for 6 months, after which he will transfer the German presidency. The presiding state can influence […]

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Merkel noted in her New Year’s speech the German Chairmanship of the Council of the European Union and encouraged not to be afraid of change

Bundesregierung: Angela Merkel in her New Year’s Eve speech encouraged Germans not to be afraid of changes and noted that now more than ever, Germans need “the courage to think in a new way, the strength to leave behind well-known paths, the desire to decide on something new and the determination to act faster”. Merkel […]

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Happy New Year!

Dear our readers! Thank you for being with us in 2019. We are happy to meet friends and colleagues from Germany, Ukraine, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Scandinavia and the Baltic States. We wish everyone a good New Year holidays. Let’s be together! Together we create good things and with our information […]

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Third Ukrainian Women’s Congress

coe: The Ukrainian Women’s Congress was held in Kyiv, bringing together about 90 speakers and about 700 participants. The annual event brings together activists, top politicians, think tanks and experts to discuss the current situation, challenges, and successes in promoting gender equality in Ukraine and beyond. During the two days of intense discussions, 9 debates […]

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Fighter for the freedom and independence of Ukraine, veteran of the anti-terrorist operation in Ukraine Olga Benda was awarded the International Human Rights Award

uinp.gov.ua: One of the heroines of the book “Girls cut their hair”, a veteran of ATU / OOS Olga Benda (Tarasevich), who lost her limb in the war, was awarded the medal named after Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt. Olga Benda was the first Ukrainian to receive this honorable award for the protection of human rights, thanks […]

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Germany contributes 1 million euros to the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2021

kiew.diplo.de: At the beginning of December Germany confirmed a contribution of one million euros to the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Ukraine. The Council of Europe Action Plan supports reforms in Ukraine to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law. To discuss the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for […]

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EU report: Implementation of reforms continues to bring EU and Ukraine closer together

European Commission: According to the EU report published today Ukraine has adopted important legislation and strengthened institutions, as demanded by the Ukrainian citizens. The next step in the process is to improve the business and investment climate. “The Association Agreement continues to bring the European Union and Ukraine closer together. Thanks to this agreement, the […]

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EU extends sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis

EU sanctions targeting Moscow’s finance, energy and defense industries will stay in place until mid-2020. EU leaders extended sanctions in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilization of a neighboring sovereign country. The decision about the extension of the economic sanctions comes after the leaders of Russia and Ukraine met in […]

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430,000 children continue to bear the brunt of eastern Ukraine conflict – UNICEF

UNICEF: Despite recent developments intending to protect the rights of children affected by eastern Ukraine’s more than five-year long conflict, nearly half a million girls and boys continue to face grave risks to their physical health and psychological well-being, said UNICEF. “It is unconscionable that children in eastern Ukraine continue to go to schools with […]

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Sweden to increase business presence in Ukraine

President.goiv.ua: Ukraine is interested in large-scale projects in alternative energy, energy security, agriculture, IT sector, infrastructure and environmental protection, as stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy following the negotiations with Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven. “I am very grateful to Sweden and personally to the Prime Minister for the continued support for Ukraine, for the […]

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Germany to continue further charitable activities in Ukraine: a further 850,000 euros for aid projects by ADRA

Deutsche Botschaft Kiew: Germany continues to spend more and more money on international aid. Especially in the years 2016 and 2017 the amount has increased and also in the coming year there will be humanitarian projects of the international aid organization ADRA in Ukraine and Germany will donate 850.000 EUR. The European Union and a […]

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Speech by Federica Mogherini at the European Parliament Plenary debate on eastern neighbourhood developments

EU Parliament: Federica Mogherini in her speech at European Parliament on 27th of November outlined the most important developments concerning eastern partnership:” We have become closer as the European Union to all six of our Eastern Partners, in different ways, and I believe we have managed to improve the situation of each and every one […]

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Ukraine honours two Poles for presenting truth about The Great Famine

Polish film director Agnieszka Holland and the American-Polish journalist and publicist Anne Applebaum have been honoured with the Order of Princess Olga (3rd class)for their work on portraying the truth about The Great Famine of 1932-33. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelinsky handed the award on the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Great Famine. […]

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Germany hopes that Ukraine opens the land market for German farmers – Ambassador of Germany

The German ambassador to Ukraine, Anka Feldhusen, hoped that the new government would open the agricultural land market for German farmers. She said this in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine. The ambassador referred to the example countries where the purchase of land by foreigners was reasonably restricted and regulated. “I know that this is a very […]

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2019 Holodomor Remembrance Day: In Munich, Ukrainians honored the victims of the Genocide

In the heart of Munich, at the weekend, the Ukrainian community, activists, and passers-by took part in the commemoration of the victims of the Holodomor. The main purpose of the event was to honor the victims of the Holodomor and at the same time to demonstrate readiness to prevent such a situation and to unite […]

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Economic Forum Ukraine-Bavaria “Ukraine In Transition”

More than two years have passed since the Association Agreement with the EU entered into force. So how is Ukraine doing economically? With remarks by former Minister of State Eberhard Sinner, President of the OWWF, and Yuriy Yarmilko, Ukrainian Consul General in Munich, the German-Ukrainian Economic Forum starts on 15 November 2019 in the Bavarian […]

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New guidelines for recruitment and training of prison and probation staff

CoE: The Council of Europe issued a new set of Guidelines aimed at assisting its 47 Member States in improving the recruitment, education, training and professional development of prison and probation staff. The guidelines have been developed as a way to share best practices taking into account the diversity of criteria used so far in […]

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The exhibition “Voices from across the ocean” openened in Dnipro

An exhibition was recently opened in the Ukrainian city of Dnieper “Voices from across the ocean.” There are memories and photos of the Ukrainian diaspora in Australia who survived the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-33. The photo project was created to mark the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor 2018 and first displayed in the SpASE […]

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Statement of the NATO-Ukraine Commission

NATO: The NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC) met in Kyiv with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to discuss the security situation in and around Ukraine, the reform process within the country, as well as progress in the NATO-Ukraine partnership. The NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC) discussed the security situation in […]

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European summit of Presidents of Parliament in Strasbourg

CoE: The Presidents of Parliament from the 47 Council of Europe member states and many partners, observers and neighboring countries, along with the Presidents of other international assemblies, meet in Strasbourg on 24 and 25 October 2019 for a European parliamentary summit. Some 60 Presidents, together with 300 other delegates, attend the conference, organized by […]

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Polish Film Academy Award for “Courage and Strength” granted To Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

hromadske.radio: Ukrainian filmmaker and former political prisoner Oleg Sentsov was awarded a special prize by the Polish Film Academy in Warsaw for “Courage and Resistance”. This was reported on the Facebook page of Polish Film Academy in Warsaw. “Oleg Sentsov is free! The liberation of the Ukrainian film director happened also due to the successful […]

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President of Ukraine met with the Federal Chancellor of Germany

President.gov.ua: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. The parties discussed the preparation for the meeting of the leaders of the Normandy format aimed to agree on further steps to resolve the conflict in east Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed Angela […]

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Free Press Unlimited and European Centre for Press and Media Freedom join Council of Europe Platform

CoE: Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists now includes 14 partners. Free Press Unlimited and European Centre for Press and Media Freedom became partners of the Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists, through which organisations promoting media freedom inform the Council of Europe about serious […]

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MONEYVAL: Ukraine should accelerate reforms to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing

CoE: The Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing body (MONEYVAL) has encouraged Ukraine to accelerate its efforts in addressing the remaining deficiencies in its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing in view of currently pending legislative reforms.  In a follow up report published today, MONEYVAL finds that Ukraine has made […]

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Samuel Goldwyn Films Takes North American Rights for ‘Mr Jones’ about Holodomor in Ukraine

Glavcom: Samuel Goldwyn Films has taken North American rights for Agnieszka Holland’s “Mr. Jones.” The period thriller debuted in competition at the Berlin Film Festival in February.  The film tells the story of a journalist from Wales named Gareth Jones, who in 1933 travels to the Soviet Union and uncovers unpleasant truths. In 1933, Gareth […]

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Independence Day: “Dudarik” will perform an akathist in the center of Lviv

Lviv City Council: On Independence Day, August 24, at 16.30 in the square in front of the monument to Taras Shevchenko will traditionally be held a festive ecumenical liturgy of the akathist of the Holy Virgin performed by the Lviv State Academic Men’s Choir “Dudarik”. Both Lviv citizens and guests of the city are invited […]

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37th Session: guaranteeing autonomy and territorial governance in Europe

CoE: The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will meet in Strasbourg, France, from 29 to 31 October 2019, for its 37th Session. Debates will be held on the cybersecurity of smart cities, the working conditions of local elected representatives, the fair distribution of taxes in transfrontier areas, the use […]

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Doodle celebrates the renowned Ukrainian writer, historian, and translator Pateleimon Kulish

Google: Today’s Doodle celebrates the renowned Ukrainian writer, historian, and translator Pateleimon Kulish, born on this day in 1819. Through his literary works, including the epic poem Ukraïna, and historical novels like Chorna Rada (The Black Council), Kulish helped establish a cultural identity for his homeland, the second largest country on the European continent after […]

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Taylor: Ukraine submits a request for more American Javelins

RFE/RL: Ukraine has submitted a request to the United States for getting more Javelin anti-tank missiles. “Ukraine would like to buy more Javelins under the US Department of Defense’s foreign military sales program,” U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. to Ukraine, William Taylor said in an interview with Radio Liberty. In March 2019, US Special Representative for […]

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British Ambassador to Ukraine Judith Gough completes her diplomatic mission in Ukraine

British diplomat Judith Gough has left her position as the UK Ambassador to Ukraine. She held the post for four years and will shortly be replaced by Melinda Simmons, a diplomat with a strong background in security and conflict resolution. “Four years as the Ambassador of Great Britain have passed quickly. During this time, my […]