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Development of Ukraine: High Tech as a solution


Those hoping for a better future for Ukraine will be disappointed, unless the economy focuses on high tech industry. Ukraine’s economic downfall – the industrial East of Ukraine is devastated, while Russian market has been closed at once – assures that Ukraine can no longer afford its economy the way it is now. It urgently needs revitalization and high tech is a key to ...

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Can Montenegro make up for breaking the rules on the Euro?


Montenegro looks to be a strong candidate to become the EU’s next new member state, but its government’s unilateral adoption of the Euro as the country’s sole currency in 2002 may yet stand in its way. In order to have any chance of concluding negotiations on EU acquis chapters related to monetary policy and financial control while retaining the Euro, ...

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2014: The Worst and the Best Year in Modern Ukraine’s History


It is December out there, which means it is time to take a stock. I will try to re-think and critically evaluate the last year of Ukraine’s history as an independent state. 

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Crumbling Myths about Liquefied Natural Gas Export from the USA. Part 1: Economic Myth.


In the wake of the crisis in Ukraine, the natural gas export rush has occupied the world. In this article, I will discuss two myths related to new possibilities of liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply to Eastern European states from the USA. The first part is devoted to dispelling the economic fable. 

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Sketching Ukrainian Innovation System: R&D Performance


Innovations, conceptualized by R&D activities, are largely supported by the government and foreign capital, and unfortunately scarcely by national business, in Ukraine. The issue of who performs these activities arises for the picture to be more complete.  

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Sketching Ukrainian Innovation System: R&D Investment


This is the first part of a twofold material about innovation system in Ukraine

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The cost of land: Why China has purchased arable swathes of Ukraine


The news about the acquisition of 5% of Ukrainian land by China spread around the world at the end of September.

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Continuing overheat: residential real-estate market in Kyiv, Ukraine


Economic development of states is related to in-country migration, as the movement of people can boost one place and shut down another one. In Ukraine, internal migration is mostly present as a part of global urbanization trend. Thus, several big cities in the country are becoming more convenient for living, whereas other ones are facing impoverishment.

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Belarus: analyses. Issue Two


An up-to-date analysis of Belarusian economy’s health.

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Belarus: analyses. Issue One


An up-to-date anaylis of Belarusian economy’s health.

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