New AtlanticistFeb 1, 2024
Experts react: The EU just approved a 50 billion euro aid package for Ukraine. How will it impact the war?
By Atlantic Council experts
The breakthrough follows weeks of resistance from Hungary and comes as the two-year mark of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine draws near.
UkraineAlertAug 3, 2023
Agricultural obstacles may complicate Ukraine’s path toward EU membership
By Aleksander Cwalina, Benton Coblentz
Ukraine continues to pursue EU integration even as the country defends itself against Russian invasion, but there are signs that some EU member states are not yet ready to integrate Ukraine's powerful agricultural sector.
Aleksander Cwalina is a program assistant for the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, where he assists in programming and scheduling. His interests include European Union integration, Ukrainian and Russian civil society, and transatlantic coordination.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, he interned with the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science as well as certificates in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, European Studies, and German language from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his time in university, he was a member of the federally funded Russian Language Flagship program and a Department of Education Foreign Language Area Studies fellow in Russian language. He is a member of the Eurasia Foundation’s Young Professionals Network.
Cwalina was born in Warsaw, Poland, and lived in Illinois and Wisconsin prior to relocating to Washington, DC.