Lviv Society

Lviv’s First Bike Patrol Hits the Streets

Issue 113, June 2018.
Lviv’s very first bike units set off on their maiden patrols of the city on 21 May. Equipped by the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine, a civilian CSDP mission, the patrols are tasked with enhancing order and security on Lviv’s streets. The EUAM donated the bicycles, uniforms, and other equipment to Lviv’s police officers. The first shift was conducted together with participants of the Lviv Bicycle Marathon to celebrate the city’s annual VeloDay (bike day). Lviv becomes the 12th city in Ukraine to launch the police bike units.

German President Steinmeier Visits Lviv

Issue 113, June 2018.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was in Lviv for an official visit on 30 May, where he met with Lviv Region Head Oleh Syniutka and representatives of Lviv Regional Council and Lviv City Council. Steinmeier noted that Germany has always been willing to support the process of Ukraine’s internal transformation and that “little has been done” in this regard over the past few years.

Ukraine Draws Closer to Europe

Issue 113, June 2018.
Ukraine took a major step in closer integration with Europe by opening the new Beskyd Tunnel in the Carpathian Mountains on 24 May. The new tunnel crosses the mountains between the towns of Beskyd and Skotarske and connects the Ukrainian rail network with Corridor V of the pan-European transport network through a double-track link. Corridor V stretches from Venice / Trieste in northern Italy to Lviv via Slovenia and Hungary.

Olena Dats’ Gallery Celebrates Spring

Issue 112, May 2018.
As has become a Spring tradition in Lviv, the Olena Dats Gallery presented the cruise collection of the namesake designer last month. Charming models - friends and clients of designer -full of colour, romance, and the spirit of travel wowed those lucky enough to be in attendance.

Lviv’s First Shared Service Centre Forum

Issue 112, May 2018.
Ukrainian and regional shared services (SSC) and business process outsourcing (BPO) experts gathered for the Ukrainian Shared Service Centre Forum at Lviv’s SoftServe Headquarters on 26 April. Organised by PwC Central & Eastern Europe with Lviv City and Regional governments, the forum attracted SSC practitioners, advisors, technology providers, and other experts to discuss the opportunities stemming from Ukraine’s emergence as an attractive destination for SSC and BPO operations in the region. For example, Lviv attracted Nestle’s SSC five years ago and the company now employs over 1100 employees. VEON (Kyivstar) is also pleased with the success it has seen with its SSC in Lviv.

Spring Business Forum

Issue 112, May 2018.
Lviv’s annual Spring Business Forum, held 19-20 April, brought together investment managers, consultants, IT representatives, members of Lviv City Council, and others from the manufacturing, retail, and property sectors.

Ukrainian President Visits Lviv

Issue 112, May 2018.
President Petro Poroshenko visited the Western Ukrainian capital on 20 April for a working visit. The Head of State took part in the Agroport West Lviv agricultural exhibition and emphasised the importance of carrying out reforms in the agricultural sector to promote Ukrainian business and attract foreign investment. While in the city, the President announced plans to launch a narrow-gauge railway from Lviv to Europe.

Miss Lviv 2018 Casting

Issue 112, May 2018.
Over 100 of the most beautiful and talented ladies in the Lviv region were drawn to Gloria Café on 26 April to try to win a coveted spot at the Miss Lviv 2018 contest at the Lviv Opera & Ballet Theatre on 21 June. Using a combination of their beauty, wit, and modelling talents, the lovely ladies made their best efforts to impress the jury.

Lviv celebrated city day

Issue 112, May 2018.
This year’s Celebration of the City Day took place on May 5th-6th. Most of the celebrations with a rich and colorful entertainment program were concentrated in the central part of the city. To mark Lviv’s City Day, Mayor Andriy Sadovyi recognised 47 of the city’s most accomplished citizens with special titles and awards at a special city council meeting at city hall.

Lviv Celebrates Vyshyvanka Day

Issue 112, May 2018.
Lviv’s city centre was the site for the official start of the Vyshyvanka (Embroidered Shirt) Festival on 12 May. Held for the third time, the event was part of celebrations marking World Vyshyvanka Day.