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A slew of Ukrainian journalists, spin doctors and simply experts-turned-propagandists are working to clean up the international image of the Ukrainian government. But as life would have it, there is always somebody willing to spoil it all. First Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin recently did precisely that at the annual YES (Yalta European Strategy) conference.
24 September, 2012   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
In order to achieve its potential, Ukraine must put an end to the monopolies which are the current social and economic foundation of the oligarch-and-lumpen society model.
22 September, 2012   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, spoke with The Ukrainian Week about his attitudes toward Ukraine’s new language law, the work of the Ukrainian judiciary and parliament, and the prospect of Strasbourg imposing sanctions against Ukraine.
19 September, 2012   ▪   Alla Lazareva
The party in power has unprecedented opportunities to win the election before it even begins
17 September, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
ENEMO expresses concerns regarding sudden change of rules for establishing precinct election commissions by a single draw of lots
17 September, 2012
The Party of the Regions' election list proves Donetsk still has considerable influence. The party is transforming into a pro-presidential quasi-bloc like For a United Ukraine circa 2000.
15 September, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
The party in power is afraid of losing control of parliament when most MPs are focusing their efforts on conducting pre-election campaigns.
14 September, 2012   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
Yulia Tymoshenko’s husband Oleksandr Tymoshenko shared with The Ukrainian Week his thoughts about the party list of the united opposition, told about his life in Czech Republic and comminication with his wife
14 September, 2012   ▪   Milan Lielich   ▪   1
The Ukrainian government has tried, and failed miserably, to improve its image in the world through the foreign media
12 September, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
European Network of Elections Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO):“Lottery for DECs composition should have been conducted for each DEC separately”
12 September, 2012
Ukraine is paying the price for Yanukovych's suspension of European integration. The president's regime has found itself isolated internationally as a result of its anti-democratic domestic policies and the country has been left vulnerable to external pressure.
5 September, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
A Ukrainian court has confirmed Yulia Tymoshenko's verdict. On August 29th, the Higher Special Court for Civil and Criminal Cases rejected Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal to overturn the verdict in the gas case that put her in jail for seven years last year.
3 September, 2012   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
In lieu of an effective media market, Ukrainians will have to realize that they are deprived of the Fourth Power in yet another crisis period, something that the Yanukovych and the Kremlin regimes are using to their advantage
31 August, 2012   ▪   Samijlo Vors   ▪   -1
Previously jailed for political reasons and recently sentenced to two more years in yet another case, the ex-Minister of the Interior offers his opinion on processes within the united opposition, mistakes in selecting candidates for the parliamentary election, the importance of removing the current regime and the wasted chance to reform the law enforcement system when he was Minister.
31 August, 2012   ▪   Milan Lielich
Yanukovych’s regime has turned Yulia Tymoshenko into a symbol of resistance, yet her real influence on the opposition is waning
31 August, 2012   ▪   Milan Lielich
There are no blatantly odious characters among the United Opposition’s parliamentary candidates, yet some might easily jump ship after the election
31 August, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
Recent developments signal that the Kolesnichenko-Kivalov language law is aimed at the renewed Russification of all Ukrainians regardless of their ethnic backgrounds
31 August, 2012   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
Despite feigned efforts to fight monopolies and foster a competitive environment, Ukraine’s government is working to strengthen the position of business groups closest to its own leaders.
31 August, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar   ▪   -1
Ukrainian society is more European-oriented than political elites think
29 August, 2012   ▪   Samijlo Vors
On Solving the Language Issue
28 August, 2012   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
The Vitaliy Klitschko brand could be a cover for many potential party switchers associated with oligarchs, and these politicians are unlikely to be controlled in the future by the UDAR party leader
24 August, 2012   ▪   Milan Lielich
For most people of the so-called Old World, “nationalism” is a term widely used by researchers, politicians and publicists, while for many Ukrainians it still has an ideological and political meaning.
10 August, 2012   ▪   Bohdan Tsioupine
“Ukrainian” oligarchs are responsible for both the current social and economic situation in the country and the dangerous vector of its further development
9 August, 2012   ▪   Samijlo Vors
Seven steps Yanukovych has undertaken that increase the Kremlin’s hopes of swallowing up Ukraine
3 August, 2012   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
After signing the language bill Mr. Lytvyn will now turn into a politician who is completely under the control of the government which will drop him at the first opportunity.
3 August, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
Amendments to the public procurements law are expected to further conceal the scale of the distribution of public funds to business entities close to the government
2 August, 2012   ▪   Ilona Zayets
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