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Council of the European Union confirms agreement on visa liberalisation for Ukrainians

Council of the European Union confirms agreement on visa liberalisation for Ukrainians

On 2 March 2017, EU ambassadors confirmed, on behalf of the Council, the informal agreement reached on 28 February 2017 between the Maltese Presidency and the European Parliament on visa liberalisation for Ukrainians. The agreement provides for visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens when travelling to the EU for a period of stay of 90 days ... Read More
 
New ‘Locomotive’ Powering Ukraine as Economy Retools After War

New ‘Locomotive’ Powering Ukraine as Economy Retools After War

  Ukraine is starting to live up to its reputation as Europe’s breadbasket. Exports of wheat, barley and sunflower oil are at or near all-time highs, part of an agricultural revival that began to take hold in 2013. The industry’s rise coincides with declines in export mainstays such as steel and iron ore, which are produced largely ... Read More
 
Twelve Ukrainian IT companies make list of top 100 outsourcing companies in the world

Twelve Ukrainian IT companies make list of top 100 outsourcing companies in the world

Twelve Ukrainian information technology companies have won places on the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) annual list of top tech firms, The Global Outsourcing 100. The 12 software developers listed are either subsidiaries of international tech companies that have research and development offices in Ukraine, or are purely local IT firms. The ranking includes ... Read More
 
Ukrainians build seamless 130-inch screens for gamers

Ukrainians build seamless 130-inch screens for gamers

Techie Anton Galyashinsky, 34, seems small when he stands among the three 130-inch screens he’s been developing for 18 months. He hopes these screens, which he’s hooked up to powerful computers, will be popular among avid gamers. Allocated to the premises of Kyiv Polytechnical University, the alma mater of thousands of tech people in Ukraine, Galyashinsky ... Read More
 
UVCA: aggregate estimate of Ukrainian product IT companies exceeds $2.5 bln

UVCA: aggregate estimate of Ukrainian product IT companies exceeds $2.5 bln

DAVOS. Jan 26 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The sector of Ukrainian product IT companies thanks to a rapid growth in recent years in terms of cost became comparable with the sector of outsourcing IT companies and has a significant potential of growth in the light of experience accumulated, the formation of an appropriate business environment and a ... Read More
 
Ukrainian IT industry employs 100,000 people

Ukrainian IT industry employs 100,000 people

The Ukrainian IT industry now employs 99,940 people — up from 89,300 last year — according to the latest report of DOU.UA, an authoritative industry resource. The figure includes programmers, QA specialists, project managers and other IT-related professionals. Almost half of these professionals live in Kyiv (Kiev). Others are inhabitants of such other major Ukrainian cities as Kharkiv (Kharkov), Lviv (Lvov), ... Read More
 
2017 Should Be the Year Ukraine’s Economy Takes Off

2017 Should Be the Year Ukraine’s Economy Takes Off

Three years after the Revolution of Dignity, the Ukrainian economy has stabilized and is ready for growth. Will the growth be fast or slow? Dangers lie ahead, but opportunities prevail. Success is easily taken for granted, so it is worth recalling what Ukraine has accomplished in the past three years. An unsustainable budget deficit of ... Read More
 
Happy Holidays and New Year! Joyeuses fêtes et bonne année!

Happy Holidays and New Year! Joyeuses fêtes et bonne année!

Dear Members and Friends! On behalf of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, I would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a healthy as well as prosperous New Year! We are looking forward to supporting you and your colleagues in 2017 and are excited about the opportunities that will arise through ... Read More
 
Why I’m Optimistic about Ukraine’s Reforms in 2017

Why I’m Optimistic about Ukraine’s Reforms in 2017

Following decades of neglect, there is real progress in Ukraine’s healthcare sector. Thanks to the efforts of reformers in the Ministry of Health, pressure from civil society, and the support of international donors, the sector is seeing reduced corruption and clear prospects for reform. The healthcare sector had been a magnet for large-scale corruption for ... Read More