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2014-04-16 16:17:29

The routes of slave trade in Eastern Europe in the medieval and pre-modern period extended all the way to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. A recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland suggests that persons captured during raids into areas which today constitute parts of Finland, the Russian Karelia and the Baltic Countries ended up being sold on these remote trade routes. There was a particular demand for blonde girls and boys who were seen as exotic luxury items, and it was...

2014-04-02 08:26:58

KIEV, Ukraine, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to reliable sources close to the Ukrainian Government, an order from the new defence Minister General-Colonel Mykhailo Koval will pre-release about 700 officer cadets at the National Defence University of Ukraine in order to bolster troop numbers on the front line with Russia, to take effect within the next 24 hours. "The cadets will receive officers' epaulettes and this move isn't without...

2014-02-20 08:26:13

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, February 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info THE CRISIS in Ukraine has entered a new and dangerous phase. Although Ukraine is still some way from outright civil war, the absence of any sign of willingness on either side to step back and compromise is worrying, writes Professor Stefan Hedlund, Research Director at the Centre of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden in World Review [http://www.worldreview.info...

2013-11-18 08:27:16

BRUSSELS, November 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom of speech in the EaP countries will be discussed in the European Parliament ahead of the Vilnius Summit. The conference will take place on 20 November, 14.30h - 15.30h, room F-1042 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The host and Chairman of the conference is Fabrizio Bertot, EPP (Italy). The discussion is inspired by the Foundation for Democracy and Governance (Belgium). Freedom of speech has been restricted in...

2013-11-15 08:24:52

KYIV, November 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet gives exceptional marketing and communication opportunities for businesses, reckons global IT giant Google policy analyst William Fitzgerald. Ukrainian branch of the company cooperated with market research company GfK Ukraine to explore the influence of Internet on the Ukrainian economy. They concluded that Ukrainian businesses more reliant on the Internet, on average, suffered from the 2012 economic decline 6.6 percent less,...

2013-11-14 04:22:25

KYIV, Ukraine, November 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a public opinion poll, conducted by the largest Ukraine-based market research company, about half of Ukrainians support the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU. Supporters of the European integration generally share the values of the EU aimed at improving social standards: they are eager to reject corruption, respect parking regulations and speed limits, etc., as reported by gfk.ua....

2013-10-30 04:21:49

KYIV, Ukraine, October 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Bank and the IFC experts have acknowledged Ukraine's tremendous progress in simplifying conditions for doing business. Having leaped 25 positions since last year, the country is ranked 112 among 189 economies in the Doing Business 2014 report. Ukraine has implemented regulatory reforms for local entrepreneurs in eight areas out of 10 between June 2012 and June 2013. Ukraine has improved the most over the past...

2013-10-21 16:20:11

KYIV, Ukraine, October 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- How the economic version of the Fuele list looks like The agreement on Ukraine's association with the EU has already been translated to the languages of all the EU countries and is ready for signing, said Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner for Trade, at the meeting with journalists in Kiev. But the EU wants Ukraine to fulfill a number of conditions in the economic sphere prior to this. Answering the question if...

2013-10-10 16:21:05

KYIV, Ukraine, October 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Possessing highly skilled workforce, transport infrastructure and fertile land, Ukraine can compete in the European market. Such statement was released by the Austrian Ambassador to Ukraine Wolf Dietrich Heim at the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area Agreement with European Partners - Way to Improve Regional Competitiveness forum in Kharkiv, as reported by Ukrinform. According to Ambassador Heim, Ukraine has a number...

2013-09-13 16:23:08

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the US-Ukraine Observer: Writing in the US-Ukraine Observer, Michael Morris analyzes why "in Europe today Ukraine could become one of America's most trusted friends": "America's Need for New Friends" "It is no secret to anyone, whether politician or ordinary citizen, that many countries no longer number among America's friends. Even if some were only superficial friends, they nonetheless...