25 October 2011

Whats happening in Ukraine

Find out what is happening in Ukraine.
The British Business Club in Ukraine
requests the pleasure of your company
at our monthly meeting

Ukraine Investment Environment 2011-2012
Speaker - Mr Greg Fishman
Senior Vice President
Head of Corporate Finance - Foyil Securities

Thursday, 27th October 2011 from 19.00 to 23.00 hrs
Belgravia Business Club
18/1G Prorizna Street, Kyiv 01034, Ukraine

Tel.: +38 067 320 1584 (10:00-18:00)

Priority given to BBCU Members
Fee for non-members UAH 300

15 October 2011

Ukraine - A step too far.

Much has been written, many announcements made. News items, web blogs, emails, Lord only knows how much time has been taken this week to communicate various messages to the President of Ukraine.

The conviction this week of Yulia Tymoshenko (former Prime Minister) to 7 years in prison will be recorded as a major stepping stone for the country of Ukraine.

Also this week, three EU countries Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland openly declared they would oppose any efforts by Ukraine towards European Union integration. Therefore they would oppose the signing of the proposed Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU.

Therefore, we can assume that the prospects for Ukraine forging any closer links with the EU can be considered a 'Step Too Far'. It would appear that Ukraine will never make any agreements with the EU. Maybe its time to draw a line in the sand with Ukraine.

13 October 2011

New British Ambassador for Ukraine

News fresh out that we will have a new British Ambassador in Ukraine in 2012.

See: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/news/latest-news/?view=PressR&id=669483282

Things can only get better.

Ukraine has East or West Choice

Tuesday 11 October 2011 was a big day for Ukraine.

After a court decided to send ex Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to prison for 7 years for so called 'abuse of office powers', the US and the EU reacted quickly to what they saw as a politically motivated case. Few people would disagree.

Although the EU declared yesterday that they would continue in talks with regards the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and Association Agreement with Ukraine, it was made clear that NOTHING will be signed unless Ukraine can show it is a real democracy with a respect for the rule of law and and openly practices values on par with other EU countries.

It decision time for Ukraine.

See: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/114671/

12 October 2011