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№4 (12), 1 April 2016  
Ukrainians would like the Dutch to vote "FOR" the Association Agreement – Public opinion poll 
 
A nationwide public opinion poll determines the attitude of Ukrainian population to the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union and the expectations from the referendum to be held in the Netherlands on 6 April 2016. 
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Assessing the Situation in Ukraine – Public opinion poll
 
Survey results show that only 11.6 per cent of respondents believe that the situation in the country has been developing in the right direction, 73.4 per cent – in the wrong. 
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Strengthening Migration Management and Cooperation on Readmission in Eastern Europe – Results of MIGRECO Project
 
The analytical report contains the regional gaps analysis of the institutional migration management capacities in Ukraine. Alongside, the analytical report includes recommendations for relevant bodies of state authorities in Ukraine concerning gaps in the migration policy of Ukraine and recommendations on how to overcome them.
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Limits of Implementation of Environmental Acquis Communautaire in Ukraine
 
The policy paper offers analysis of selected challenges and barriers emerging in the process of implementing EU environmental legislation, as well as ways to deal with them. 
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Events in Ukraine (reports):
 
10.03.2016. Kyiv, roundtable by Europe without Barriers: «Schengen by Fingerprints: How has the EU visa practice changed»
19.03.2016. Kyiv, study visit by Institute of World Policy: “Experts from France and Greece Told How to Keep Ukraine on the EU Agenda”
29.03.2016. Kyiv, public debate by Institute of World Policy: “The USA for Ukraine: Partner, Patron or Ally?”

 
Upcoming events:
04.04.2016. Kyiv, roundtable by Centre of Policy and Legal Reform: “Next Reform – Ukraine’s Constitutional Court Reform”
To Be or Not to Be? Ukraine’s Minsk Process
 
Gwendolyn Sasse explains how the Minsk peace process can be revived and why the agreement should be freed from Ukraine’s wider constitutional reform efforts.
EU Association Agreement could help Ukraine to reform

Ukraine’s closer ties with the EU have been controversial. The Association Agreement is now facing a referendum in the Netherlands. Marek Dabrowski explains what exactly is in the agreement, and what it could mean in practice. 
Why non-recognition matters in Crimea 

It’s been two years since Moscow orchestrated the peninsula’s annexation into the Russian Federation. Frederik Wesslau explains why the EU has to remain firm on the non-recognition policy and sanctions. 
Ukraine and Turkey’s Newly Strengthened Relationship 

Hannah Thoburn tells about the development of the Ukrainian-Turkish relationship as both countries find themselves united by opposition to Russia's belligerence, as well as by their mutual need to find new markets for the products and industries that Russia now declines to allow within its borders.
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Events in Brussels and the EU (reports):

Upcoming Events in Brussels and the EU:
From Euromaidan to the Dutch referendum – what’s the EU’s strategy for Ukraine?

Executive Director of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels Dr. Olena Prystayko will participate in the conference ‘From Euromaidan to the Dutch referendum – what’s the EU’s strategy for Ukraine?’ on 4 April 2016 in Brussels.
Ukraine is back in the spotlight of EU politics. Is the Poroshenko administration pushing through with its large scale transformation project or is corruption and clientelism sneaking back in? What’s the EU’s strategy? And how will the Dutch referendum affect EU-Ukraine relations? In year three after Euromaidan, Ukraine is at the crossroads. Time to take stock and look ahead with some of the leading experts and decision-makers in EU-Ukraine relations. 

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