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№1, 01 July 2015
Dear reader,

Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels is happy to present the first issue of the “Ukraine Analytical Digest”. We have launched the Digest to keep our readers informed by providing the latest analysis on Ukraine from the leading think tanks from Ukraine, EU member states and other countries. The Digest will cover a wide variety of topics. We will regularly report and inform you about the past and upcoming events. Through the Digest you will also find out more about activities of the Office.

We hope that the “Ukraine Analytical Digest” will become a helpful tool in your work.

Best regards,

Dr. Olena Prystayko
Executive Director 
European Neighbourhood Policy Review: Expectations of Ukraine
Ukrainian experts call on the EU to substantially review the European Neighbourhood Policy. The text contains the proposal to more ambitiously conceptually define and practically implement the fundamental ENP principles.

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Association Agreement Navigator
AA Navigator is an innovative online tool that allows to regularly track the progress and drawbacks of implementation of Ukraine's commitments under the Association Agreement with the EU (available in Ukrainian). 
Ukraine’s Strategy for building relations with the population of Crimea and Donbass: Lessons Learnt from Georgia for Ukraine
Ukrainian and Georgian experts prepared a document, which aims at helping the Ukrainian government and civil society to formulate policy in regard to the populations of occupied territories.

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Propaganda Messages on Russian TV
In March 2015, NGO’s from different Eastern Partnership countries and Slovakia monitored eight Russian TV channels to evaluate the level of political diversity in their news coverage of various international and local topics.

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Exploring the Potential for Agricultural and Biomass Trade, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting
The document presents statistics of agricultural sector of eight CIS countries, including Ukraine, for 2004 - 2013 years.
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Events in Ukraine (reports):
                                  Upcoming events:
5.07.2015. Sloviansk, Centre UA, ICPS Forum: "Donbas - Ukraine: agenda" (in Ukrainian)
Ukraine: Nations in Transit 2015
The report evaluates democratic progress of Ukraine in seven areas: national and local governance, electoral process, civil society, media, judiciary framework and corruption. Ukraine’s democracy score is 4.75 (Transitional or hybrid regime).

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Putin’s War in Ukraine
This report provides evidence exposing the breadth and depth of Russian military involvement in Ukraine’s east. Drawing upon publicly available information, the report documents the movement of Russian troops from training camps into Ukraine.
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The Harsh Reality of Ukraine’s Fiscal Arithmetic
The report presents analysis of the currents situation with the Ukrainian economy and provides recommendations to the Ukrainian government and international financial institutions. 
Events in Brussels and the EU (reports):
24.06.2015. Brussels, Martens Centre Roundtable: “Crimea - Donbas: the human rights situation on the ground”
8.06.2015. Brussels, EaP CSF International Conference: “Civil society contributions to human rights and the reform agenda”
Upcoming events: 
8.07.2015. London, Chatham House onference: "Russia and the shifting global order"
To make a difference: visit of the Office to the Central and Eastern Europe 
From 18 till 24 June 2015, the Office conducted a working expert visit to Budapest, Bratislava and Prague in order to provide insights from Ukraine and receive a greater support and solidarity with Ukraine from these capitals.

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Civil society submitted an application for membership of Ukraine in the EU
On the 22 May 2015, during the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference in Riga, representatives of Ukrainian civil society submitted Ukraine’s application for membership in the EU.

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