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Despite implementing large-scale image-building projects, which were largely directed towards the European audience, Petro Poroshenko has no alternative choices for the nation’s development. He has always been part and parcel of the post-soviet oligarchic system
30 March, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
None of the existing opposition parties really seek demonopolization, separation of business and government, or desovietization
30 March, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
Ukraine has an objective demand for a right-centre alternative aiming at liberating and supporting private initiative, radical separation between government and business, and the rapid de-sovietisation of society
30 March, 2012   ▪   Rostyslav Pavlenko
If you can't win over an opponent, try to distort what he says. Apparently, Party of Regions member Serhiy Kivalov has been following that motto as he tells Ukrainians in his numerous interviews that the president of GRECO, Marin Mrčela, the Council of Europe’s Group of States Against Corruption, allegedly opposes the decriminalization of Articles 364 and 365 of the Criminal Code under which Yulia Tymoshenko and Yuriy Lutsenko were sentenced.
21 March, 2012   ▪   Alla Lazareva
New appointments in the government are more of a window-dressing than an overhaul of the elite
15 March, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
Ukraine is governed by prison rules
12 March, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
Europe seems to finally have understood who it is dealing with in Ukraine. The Ukrainian president is taking a lot of abuse for his policies from one European official after another
7 March, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar   ▪   1
Crimea is implementing a project likely to neutralise the protest movement of the Crimean Tatars and in the future undermine the influence of the Mejlis
7 March, 2012   ▪   Anvar Derkach
Luca Volontè chairs the European People’s Party, the biggest political group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). In his interview with The Ukrainian Week, Mr. Volontè evaluates the verdict in former minister Lutsenko’s case and suggests possible sanctions against Ukraine if the latter continues to ignore the CoE’s recommendations
5 March, 2012   ▪   Alla Lazareva
The euphoria over the Law “On Access to Public Information” is gradually evaporating
28 February, 2012   ▪   Alina Pastukhova
Recent appointments suggest that Yanukovych does not trust the Party of Regions’ “cadre reserve”
24 February, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
Viktor Yanukovych continues reshuffling personnel after replacing chiefs of power structures
24 February, 2012   ▪   Alina Pastukhova
The government is searching for mechanisms to offset the huge loss of popularity over the past two years. It appears that administrative leverage, manipulations and falsifications are going to be applied on a massive scale.
24 February, 2012   ▪   Leonid Aleksandrov
The Constitutional Court is bringing social policy out of the legislative field to be manually managed by the government. This signals preparations for the election
24 February, 2012   ▪   Andriy Kovalenko
Whose interests will the new SBU Chief protect?
24 February, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
The Constitutional Court is losing its reputation as an independent arbiter and is turning into yet another component of the presidential hierarchy
23 February, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
Court hearings in the Yuriy Lutsenko case are over. So are lawyers’ debates. Just days ago, Kyiv Pechersk District Court ruled that the verdict would be announced on February 27. Apparently, prosecutors feel they have to rush, possibly to forestall the verdict of the European Court of Human Rights
23 February, 2012   ▪   Alla Lazareva
Several law enforcement officers who were responsible for producing cases against Yulia Tymoshenko and Yuriy Lutsenko have been promoted. Intriguingly, almost all of them have been moved to Ivano-Frankivsk
22 February, 2012   ▪   Anton Karpinsky
If the Ukrainian government does not change its domestic policies, the country will face international isolation and subjugation to Russia after the 2012 European Football Championship
22 February, 2012   ▪   Rostyslav Pavlenko
Ukraine failed to make good on its commitments in its first year in the Energy Community and wants to pass the buck to the EU
17 February, 2012   ▪   Oksana Kushnir
Ukraine is losing the fight for Azerbaijani gas to the more aggressive Russia and Turkey
15 February, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
The current government is incapable of improving social justice even as it scrambles to imitate efforts to do so ahead of the autumn parliamentary election
8 February, 2012   ▪   Andrii Duda
In the past two decades, the number of people who identify themselves as Ukrainians and their share in Russia’s population has dropped in half.
8 February, 2012   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
The closer the 2012 parliamentary election is, the more actively the government is curbing freedom of expression
7 February, 2012   ▪   Alina Pastukhova
Andreas Gross criticized the actions of the Party of Regions, a political partner of the group he heads, in his interview with The Ukrainian Week
7 February, 2012   ▪   Alla Lazareva
Attendees at the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos primarily discussed the future of capitalism and a coming “great transformation.” Guests at Viktor Pinchuk’s “Ukrainian dinner” were told, unconvincingly, that Kyiv is on the right track.
6 February, 2012   ▪   Bohdan Tsioupine
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