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The Eurovision in Ukraine was an exercise in soft power

The Eurovision in Ukraine was an exercise in soft power

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS / UNITED KINGDOM – Eurovision 2017, held in Kyiv, may have lacked overt politicisation when it came to the performances showcased on stage, especially in comparison to previous years. But as Roch Dunin-Wąsowicz argues, the contest nevertheless delivered a carefully constructed ideological message about Ukraine’s European aspirations and its pride in ... Read More
 
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
 
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
 
Ryanair will start working in Ukraine in March

Ryanair will start working in Ukraine in March

The largest European low-cost airline Ryanair may start working in Ukraine since March 15, 2017, reports avianews.com with reference to the information in the code of the Dutch version of the website Ryanair. It is reported that the flight information Ryanair of airports in Lviv and Kyiv (“Zhulyany”) found one of the users, who in ... 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