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Interview with MEP Rebecca Harms about women in politics

The project EU-Ukraine Women in Politics (Alina Nychyk and Marta Barandiy) interacts with Member of the European Parliament – Rebecca Harms. The conversation goes around women in politics in the European Union and Ukraine. Rebecca Harms is expressing important ideas… Continue Reading →

Interview with vice-speaker of Verkhovna Rada Oksana Syroyid

Vice-speaker of Verkhovna Rada is telling her experience of being a first woman on this position. She is sharing her ideas about Ukrainian attitude towards powerful women and advising how to reach social acceptance of female politicians in her country.

Gender equality in Ukrainian politics: is it so bad?

Few people are aware of gender discrimination in Ukraine and moreover of gender equality in Ukrainian politics. However, when we go for numbers, the situation looks not so pleasant. While women take 22% of places in national parliaments around the… Continue Reading →

Nord Stream 2: Сan Eastern Europe be heard when Germany has concluded a deal with Russia?

Nord Stream 2 has become a controversial project, which already divides Europe. While Germany has agreed with Russia for the sake of its economic interests, the European Union is pushing for constructive dialogue regarding Nord Stream 2. Ukraine is definitely… Continue Reading →

Although some battles are lost, democracy continues its fight against authoritarianism

History repeats itself and humanity needs to get used to this. However, some mistakes of the past cannot be repeated due to the modern technology, which will turn them into fatal ones. The rise of populist far-right tendencies in Europe… Continue Reading →

Interview with Michel and Olena Terestchenko in the European Parliament

Gary Cartwright (EU today) speaks with Michel Terestchenko (mayor of Hlukhiv) and Olena Terestchenko (social acivist) in the European Parliament. Being one of the most pro-EU and anti-corruption politicians in Ukraine, Michel and Olena came to Brussels to inform European… Continue Reading →

Інтерв’ю з Мішелем і Оленою Терещенко в Європарламенті

Олена (громадський активіст) і Мішель Терещенко (мер Глухова) – прогресивні українські політики, які боряться з корупцією у Глухові та в Києві – приїхали в Брюссель щоб розповісти про ситуацію в Україні європейським політикам та залучитись їхньою підтримкою в побудові успішної європейської… Continue Reading →

When Ukrainian corruptionists close all doors, the EU opens the window of hope

In the modern world, old democracies have their obligation to help the new ones. The European Union mostly understands this and helps in building stable democracies in many countries, and Ukraine is a special important case here. After two revolutions,… Continue Reading →

Mr President, please give us the right to speak!

On 18th February 2018, Ukrainians came out to protest against their democratically elected President. With time going on, much more people are getting dissatisfied with present direction of the country and in a democratic country citizens do have the right… Continue Reading →

The best way is diversity, multiculturalism and respect, – Sudanese political refugee in Europe

This is the interview with Alhadi Agabeldour, a Sudanese political immigrant in Belgium, a founder and president of African International Institute for Peace, a lawyer, a poet and an advocate of global peace and respect. Could you please introduce yourself,… Continue Reading →

European ideas crash against the wall of Ukrainian corruption in a small historic city on the Russian border

Michel Terestchenko is an heir of the prominent old Tereshchenko family (See historical note) of sugar producers, landowners, and philanthropists. Being a successful businessman in France, Michel decided to return to the land of his forefathers and started a honey… Continue Reading →

Could Russian presidential elections 2018 bring any change?

Due to different reasons, the 2018 Russian presidential elections are unique. To some extent, they will reveal the ‘real face’ of Russian society. For the last years, Russian present rulers annexed Crimea, started the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, involved Russia… Continue Reading →

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