The future of Ukraine is in the EU


By the end of spring, Ukraine will obtain an interim report on EU integration. Negotiations may be started only after all the requirements are met.

Experts note that Ukraine is actively adopting the European acquis.  

This week, the country officially became the 36th member of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism — the world's largest system of international aid in emergency situations. 

Another step towards European integration is the decision to establish contractual relations with the EU within the framework of the Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters.

We talk in detail about it with Mykhailo Pashkov, co-director of foreign policy and international security programmes at Razumkov Centre.



Mykhailo Pashkov

Co-Director, Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes

Born in 1958 in Roslavl, Smolensk oblast, Russia


Smolensk Institute of Pedagogy, Faculty of the Russian Language and Literature (1979)

Moscow Institute of Youth, Faculty of Journalism (1986)

Kyiv Institute of Political Science and Public Administration (1991)

Ph. D. in Philosophy; the author of more than 50 publications

1979 – 1989 — worked at different positions in district, regional and republican newspapers in Russia and Moldova

1991 – 1994 — worked in scientific institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

1994 – 1998 — Diplomatic Service at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Russian Federation

Since December 1999 — Razumkov Centre's Leading Expert

Diplomatic Rank: First Secretary. Most recent position in state structures — Chief Consultant, Analytical Service of Ukraine's NSDC Staff

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