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What does Eurovision mean for Ukraine?

What does Eurovision mean for Ukraine?

Ukraine is hosting the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time after Jamala won the competition last year in Stockholm, Sweden. What does hosting the contest mean to Ukrainians? Rehearsals are underway in Kyiv ahead of the live broadcasts of the Eurovision Song Contest. This is Ukraine’s second time that it has hosted the competition ... Read More
 
Ukrainian agricultural boom: Why it matters to Irish farmers

Ukrainian agricultural boom: Why it matters to Irish farmers

Ukraine has officially reported yet another record grain harvest for 2016, exceeding 66m tonnes in the process. Of this, wheat accounted for 26.8m tonnes, maize came in at 28m tonnes and the barley harvest amounted to 9.9m tonnes. Aside, 4.3m tonnes of soy bean were also harvested. Agriculture-related products are now the largest exports from Ukraine, accounting for €14.6 billion, or 42.5% ... Read More
 
Ukraine’s IT boom could speed up EU integration

Ukraine’s IT boom could speed up EU integration

Ukraine has a literacy rate of 99.7 percent, which is higher than most EU states June 2017 will mark the three-year anniversary of the association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, and while the Eastern European state has taken major steps towards European integration, its progress has been slow. With the signing of the ... Read More
 
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