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Russian Bear’s #Power Grab Sparks Protests in Kyiv

Russian Bear’s #Power Grab Sparks Protests in Kyiv

| November 29, 2019

Following yesterday’s startling and incoherent decision by Ukraine’s cabinet of ministers to dismiss the President of Energoatom Mr Yuri Nedashkovsky by a cavalier show of hands, workers of the company immediately staged a protest outside the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection on Kreshchatyk in Central Kyiv.  The protestors demanded that Minister Orzhel should stop […]

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European #Ukraine is impossible without European Justice

European #Ukraine is impossible without European Justice

| October 23, 2019

Ukraine, which has been actively pursuing reforms since 2014, has not been successful in all areas. In particular, there are concerns about reforming the justice system. Now it has become a widespread opinion  that the situation in Ukrainian courts has not improved, that there are still manifestations of corruption in the courts, and the judicial […]

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A mixed picture on economic reforms in #Ukraine

A mixed picture on economic reforms in #Ukraine

| October 15, 2019

Upon his election as the new President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky (pictured) sent emissaries to Brussels to reassure his western allies that he was committed to continuing the process of economic reform initiated by his predecessor. Since then, the former comedian’s Servant of the People party has won a crushing victory in the Parliamentary Elections, […]

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#Trump gambit highlights #Ukraine problems with the rule of law

#Trump gambit highlights #Ukraine problems with the rule of law

| October 9, 2019

Regardless of what happens with Trump’s impeachment inquiry, the new Ukrainian leadership must deliver genuine rule-of-law reform and continue the fight against corruption. Orysia Lutsevych Research Fellow and Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme @Orysiaua The first page of the unclassified memorandum of US President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy […]

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EU guidance on handling of visa applications from residents of Ukraine’s #Donetsk and #Luhansk regions

EU guidance on handling of visa applications from residents of Ukraine’s #Donetsk and #Luhansk regions

| October 4, 2019

The European Commission and the European External Action Service have this week sent EU member states and non-EU Schengen countries guidance on how to handle visa applications lodged by residents of the non-Government controlled areas of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The guidance document follows up on the European Council Conclusions of 20 June 2019 and […]

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How the Trump–Zelenskyi call could reverberate beyond #Impeachment

How the Trump–Zelenskyi call could reverberate beyond #Impeachment

| September 27, 2019

Chatham House experts examine how the latest presidential scandal might play out in US domestic politics, in Ukraine and in international affairs. Dr Lindsay Newman Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme @lindsayrsnewman LinkedIn Dr Leslie Vinjamuri Head of the US and the Americas Programme, and Dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy, Chatham […]

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In #Ukraine, new government demonstrates fighting against shadow economy and corruption

In #Ukraine, new government demonstrates fighting against shadow economy and corruption

| September 26, 2019

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi and parliament have begun to actively introduce changes to tax legislation aimed at unshadowing of the economy, combating corruption schemes and reducing pressure on business. At the same time, the law on the creation of a new agency – the “Bureau of Financial Investigations” caused some concerns from experts and […]

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