Articles on Jana Kobzova

Zelenskiy in Donbas (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 11 June 2019

Volodymyr Zelenskiy needs to invest resources and display openess towards the Donbas region's residents. 

Easing the EU’s Eastern Partnership fatigue (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 16 November 2017

The EU is right to demand reforms from its Eastern Partners – but its own expectations need to adjust to the region’s realities

Western solidarity with Ukraine: Do it yourself (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 15 July 2016

Kyiv is making a dangerous mistake in confusing western solidarity with unconditional support for the Ukrainian government and its policies.

Ukraine’s hot political autumn (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 09 September 2015

Monday’s violent protest outside the parliament and the departure from the coalition of the Radical Party have kicked off Ukraine’s hot political autumn.

Eastern Partnership after Riga: rethink, reforms, resilience (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 19 May 2015

The EU should stop rewarding its eastern neighbours’ promises and anchor its aid on reforms delivery.

View from Bratislava: Slovakia changes course on Russia (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 09 March 2015

Slovakia has taken steps to diversify its economic interests away from Russia, which has altered its calculus on sanctions.

Putin's new world order: Ukraine after the referendum (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova & Kadri Liik & Stefan Meister - 18 March 2014

Three pieces by ECFR's leading Wider Europe experts on the current situation in Ukraine, Putin's appeal for a new world order, and Germany's crucial role within the EU.

Time for a strategic pause in EU - Russia relations? (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 08 May 2013

The time has come for the EU to rethink its relationship with its biggest neighbour. Instead of talking about strategic relations with Moscow, the EU should consider a strategic pause.


Putting an end to the EU autopilot on Georgia (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 08 April 2013

The outcome of last October's parliamentary elections has sent Georgia on a bumpy road of political transition. The EU can help by stepping up its engagement and gain a more impartial foothold in the country.


The EU's relationship with Ukraine: fling or partnership? (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 14 March 2013

Brussels and Kyiv have been at loggerheads for over a year and the recent EU-Ukraine summit has not broken the deadlock. Will the fling between the EU and Ukraine that is now a decade old end bitterly or will it finally mature into a real partnership?