Government officials and international donors are finalizing a Donbas development strategy

 “to change the region’s economic model, improve living conditions and create new economic opportunities for the population and for investors,” reports the School of Transnational Governance European University Institute.  The Florence-based study group says: “Its ambition is to create a role-model with spill-over effects that could prepare a future re-integration of the temporarily occupied territories into Ukraine. If implemented successfully, the strategy may significantly alter the region’s fate over the next decade.”