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Challenges and threats of Ukrainian spatial development on the way to European integration


Europa XXI 30 (2016)


Rudenko, Leonid ; Lisovsky, Sergiy ; Maruniak, Eugenia ORCID ; Farion, Yuriy



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Ukraine ; European integration ; sustainable spatial development ; regional disparities ; challenges and threats ; strategy


Ukraine is going through a complex process of transformational changes. It occurs under the Russian aggression in Donbas and Crimea occupation and with simultaneous aggravation in the global geopolitical situation, emergence of the new confrontation lines and conflicts. Due to some complex factors, Ukraine has overcome a significant number of challenges, including the one in the area of spatial development. The today’s consequences include among others significant polarization of regional development as well as urgent problems of specific areas development (remote regions, coastal zones and mountain area). The paper’s objective is to analyze the framework conditions and key features of spatial integration of Ukraine as a basis for Sustainable Spatial Development Strategy implementation.


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European Union. European Regional Development Fund ; Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure





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