It has been a little over a year since Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg began skipping school on Fridays to hold solo protests outside the Swedish parliament against its alleged inaction on climate change. She has since addressed European Union leaders and crossed the Atlantic on a boat to testify to the U.S. Congress and speak…

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto sees no need for deeper economic sanctions against Russia as long as the status quo holds, but also says that Finland, a European Union member but not a NATO one, does not support easing pressure on the Kremlin either. Finland, which shares a 1,340-kilometer border with Russia, suffers from Kremlin counter-sanctions…

President Volodymyr Zelensky returned a new Electoral Code to the Ukrainian parliament on Sept. 14 without his approval, stating that the law contradicted Ukraine’s current constitution. Now the parliament will have 30 days to amend the Electoral Code vetoed by the president, or it will be dropped. The draft law, effectively vetoed by the president,…

The German Embassy in Ukraine has congratulated the newly elected Cabinet of Ministers and the Verkhovna Rada on taking the oath and declared its readiness to support the course of democratic reforms. “Sincere congratulations to Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Razumkov, Prime Minister of Ukraine Honcharuk, all the ministers and all the parliamentarians who took…

Assistant to the U.S. President for National Security Affairs John Bolton hopes to hold productive meetings with Ukrainian officials in Kyiv. “We are pleased to welcome National Security Advisor John Bolton back to Kyiv! Ambassador Bolton is here to underscore U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic path. He looks forward to productive…

The newly elected Ukrainian parliament will hold its first ceremonial session on Aug. 29, said Dmytro Razumkov, leader of the Servant of the People party, on Aug. 9. Razumkov has just taken part in the parliament’s preparatory meeting, tasked with scheduling the parliament’s inauguration date, when he revealed when the Rada would return to work….

Ukraine on Aug. 24 celebrated the 28th anniversary of its independence. President Volodymyr Zelensky presided over the March of Dignity, which was held on Maidan Nezalezhnosti and Heavenly Hundred Alley. Zelensky organized the event instead of a traditional military parade, which some believe to be a relic of the Soviet past and others see as…

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the fire in the Odesa hotel and promised a fair punishment for those who are guilty of the tragedy. “Odesa. ‘Tokyo Star.’ At night, we lost eight human lives. Ten people were injured, four of them are in…

People often take Europe off the list of possibilities for where to move or invest overseas because they assume the residency options are too limited or the tax implications too onerous. The truth is that residency can be easier to obtain in some European countries than it is in some Latin American countries… and the…

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