EU-Armenia Agreement on Visas Issuance Facilitation: Third Monitoring Report

Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC) with support of the Open Society Foundations-Armenia published the 3rd National Monitoring Report of the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia on the Facilitation of the Issuance of Visas. (PDF) Stepan Grigoryan, Nikolay Israyelyan

Belarus: Situation In the Field of National Security and Defense as of March 2017

Heads of the Belarusian and Russian Security Councils met to discuss bilateral cooperation in national, regional and international security, including the “West-2017” exercises. Delegation of the Belarusian Defense Ministry visited a number of Russian military industrial complex enterprises. Repressions by the Belarusian authorities against participants of the protests made questionable prospects for normalization of relations with the West as well as financial and investment cooperation. (PDF) Andrei Porotnikov

The EU and Conflict Mitigation in the European Neighborhood

There were six territorial disputes among the EU’s neighbors when the European Neighborhood Policy was launched 12 years ago. None of these has been resolved, and both the Eastern and the Southern neighbors are more unstable and insecure today than they were when the Policy was launched. This article analyses the ENP as a framework for EU involvement in conflict prevention, management and resolution. (PDF) Zuzana Novakova, Roman Petrov

Belarus: Situation In the Field of National Security and Defense as of February 2017

The February protests put the Belarusian authorities in front of a dilemma: to maintain control over the situation in the country, and simultaneously not to escalate repressions that might result in tough reaction from the West. Moscow can take advantage of this situation amid the deterioration in Russia-Belarus relations. (PDF) Andrei Porotnikov

Ukraine Risks Map 2017

Assessment of the Risks Environment for Doing Business in Ukraine. Presentation of statement delivered by Maksym Khylko and Oleksandr Tytarchuk at the OSAC Ukraine Country Council Q1 2017 Meeting “Integrating Resilience into Business and National Strategies”, held in Kyiv, on March 1, 2017. (PDF) Maksym Khylko, Oleksandr Tytarchuk

Ukraine in Crisis: The Economic and Security Consequences for European Union, Ukraine and Russia

EU has to find a way to effectively engage with Russia, facilitate Ukraine’s progressive reforms, prepare for long lasting political and financial commitment to Ukraine and at the same time strictly demand fulfilment of the agreement reached in Minsk. (PDF) Marek Lenč, Martin Kudrec