EU-UKRAINE WEEKLY NEWS REVIEW, Dec 7, 2015
EU Ukraine Business Council, Kyiv, Ukraine
Published by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC),
Washington, D.C., Monday, Dec, 7, 2015
Ukraine, National Security
An administrative agreement between the Ukrainian Defense Ministry and the European Defense Agency has been signed at a meeting of Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.
Ukraine plans to increase budget expenses on weapons by 30% in 2016, First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council said
Eight Ukrainian soldiers have been injured over the past 24 hours in armed clashes in the anti-terrorist operation in Donbass.
Turkey and Ukraine's biggest defense firms have started negotiations that will most likely end up in a cooperation deal for tank modernization programs, according to DefenseNews.
Foreign Affairs, EU-Ukraine
Commissioner for European Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations policy Johannes Hahn views positively the prospects of granting Ukraine visa-free regime.
The European Union will consider a number of issues related to Ukraine on December 16, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.
Lavrov said he "heard nothing new," while Cavusoglu noted it would be "unrealistic" to solve the diplomatic spat in one meeting.
Business and Economy
The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine met the representatives of the U.S. Uber Technologies Inc., the designer of the popular taxi service application.
Energy & Industry
Russia has ramped up accusations that Ankara is involved in illegal trade.
As far as gas deliveries to Ukraine, it needs to be understand that in order to send gas to Ukraine, first of all we need to come to agreements with Russia.
Publications,articles, press releases, statements & opinions
Keep track of developments in the European institutions and public affairs with our movers and shakers column.
When NATO stalls, Putin pounces by Dr Liam Fox, Sally A. Painter (the EurActive)
Ukraine: Notes from a European construction site by LIUBOV NEPOP (the EU Observer)
Putin Looks Homeward, Hates What He Sees by Leonid Bershidsky (Bloomberg View)
Russia and NATO by GARY TONUCCI (the New York Times)
European Commission, EU Delegation to Ukraine
In an agreement signed on November 24, the EU, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine have decided to strengthen their border cooperation. The agreement foresees an enhanced mandate which consolidates the Memorandum of Understanding establishing the European Commission Border Assistance Mission to the Republic of Moldova and to Ukraine (EUBAM), as well as its extension for additional 24 months.
A strong and outward-looking aviation sector will not only benefit businesses, but also European citizens by offering more connections to the rest of the world at lower prices.
Events and Reports
December 9, 2015
European Parliament , Brussels
Round-table discussion between the European Parliament, other EU institutions, the Ukrainian business community and civil society.
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