At the Vilnius Summit in November 2013, President Yanukovich chose not to sign the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the EU that Ukraine had spent five years negotiating.1 His decision was dictated both by Ukraine’s failure to fulfil the political conditions for signature set by the EU and by strong pressure by Russia on Ukraine to join
A way out of the Ukrainian quagmire
Thorvaldur Gylfason, Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso, Per Magnus Wijkman, 14 June 2014
What is at stake in Crimea?
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Gérard Roland, 10 March 2014
By ordering the covert invasion of Crimea, Russian President Putin created an extremely tense situation not only in Ukraine but also in the rest of Europe. The official motivation for his actions, i.e. to defend Russians living in Ukraine, is a sham. There is no evidence of the new (or any previous) government in Ukraine persecuting Russians or Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine.
Ukraine: What emergency measures and what long-term changes are needed?
Gérard Roland, Yuriy Gorodnichenko, 27 February 2014
Although it is only a few days after the successful February revolution and the country is still in a state of flux, a new government is needed to deal with emergency economic measures.
Meeting Russia’s challenge to EU’s Eastern Partnership
Thorvaldur Gylfason, Per Magnus Wijkman, 25 January 2014
EU’s Eastern Partnership is in turmoil after its Summit in Vilnius on 29 November 2013.
The Ukraine-Russia deal
Charles Wyplosz, 24 December 2013
As the price to deter a westward move of Ukraine, Russia has made an offer that the Ukrainian president has found impossible to turn down, if he ever contemplated seriously tying his country to the EU. This is generally hailed as a master coup by President Putin and a great relief for President Yanukovych. In fact, this coup is likely to end in tears for both countries.
What drives protests in the Ukraine? This time, it is institutions
Nauro F Campos, 22 December 2013
Once more, mass political protests erupted in 2013, this time in Ukraine. Protests are starting to spread and swell (freezing temperatures notwithstanding), but so far they have been mostly concentrated in the capital city.
Ukraine’s trade policy: Addressing supply-chain frictions
Bernard Hoekman, Jesper Jensen, David Tarr, 29 November 2013
On November 21 2013, Ukraine suspended preparations for signing the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the European Union (EU) at the Third EU-Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius on November 28-29. In 2010, the Russian Federation, Belarus and Kazakhstan formed the Eurasian Customs Union (ECU) and have invited Ukraine to become a member.
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