Ucraina – puntea economică a Europei
Keywords:Economy of Ukraine, Democratic Transition of Ukraine, Economic Relations of Ukraine with the European Union, Economic Relation of Ukraine with Russia
This paper argues that Ukraine, because of its tight relation with Russia and geographic appurtenance with Europe has the privileged opportunity to function as an economic bridge between its two main economic vectors. The paper is divided in two parts, one that analyses Ukraines recent history as to determine its relation with Russia, its economic and politic limitations and background. The second part presents the main economic areas of Ukraine that show interest to EU and Russia, as to determine its overall economic potential.