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While the economic crisis in Ukraine escalates, the government focuses exclusively on replenishing the current budget deficit
7 October, 2013   ▪   Lyubomyr Shavalyuk
In his exclusive interview for The Ukrainian Week, Lithuania’s Prime-Minister Algirdas Butkevičius talks about the importance of the Association Agreement for Ukraine at the Vilnius Summit and the impact of European integration on his country
7 October, 2013   ▪   Hanna Trehub
The pro-Russian left in Ukraine may stand behind FARE’s campaign against Ukrainian “fascists” and “racists”
4 October, 2013   ▪   Valeria Burlakova
As the November Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius draws closer, doubts fade that Kyiv and Brussels will sign the Association Agreement. How they see its implementation, is the question
24 September, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Protest sentiments are escalating in the Donbas. But distrust for politics and inert opposition make the dissent purely pragmatic and local
23 September, 2013   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
as a weighty bonus in the upcoming presidential elections
23 September, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Instead of dealing with Russia’s mounting economic, social, ethnic, and regional problems, the Putin administration is mobilizing anti-minority, anti-foreigner, and anti-American sentiments to stay afloat
19 September, 2013   ▪   Janusz Bugajski
With the presidential election drawing closer in Ukraine, a campaign is unfolding to discredit the mass media
10 September, 2013   ▪   Milan Lielich
A strict, often brutal visa regime for Ukrainians will hardly stop criminals or potential illegal migrants from getting to the EU. Instead, it may undermine effective business, academic and cultural contacts
10 September, 2013   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
The excesses of the EU visa bureaucracy discourage the most pro-European part of Ukrainian society from gaining experience that is different from post-Soviet realities
10 September, 2013   ▪   Zhanna Bezpiatchuk
Since coming to power, the Party of Regions and Viktor Yanukovych, have consistently ignored the rights and interests of local governments that they said they would defend
6 September, 2013   ▪   Andrii Duda
Ukraine’s economic dependence on the Customs Union is exaggerated in an effort to disrupt the Association Agreement
23 August, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Three years after its creation, the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has proven to be artificial and quasi-effective
23 August, 2013   ▪   Lyubomyr Shavalyuk
Despite Viktor Yanukovych’s fear of Yulia Tymoshenko, whom he evidently considers his main political rival, he may agree to let her receive medical treatment in Germany. On one hand, this would sharply increase the regime’s chances of signing an Association Agreement with the EU, while on the other, it would create new obstacles for the opposition
23 August, 2013   ▪   Milan Lielich
The flight of Petro Melnyk, a notorious rector of the National Tax Service University arrested while taking a bribe, from under house arrest exposes the severe degradation of Ukrainian law enforcement
19 August, 2013   ▪   Milan Lielich
As the civilized world notes the slow death of the printed press, Ukraine is experiencing a real boom in print media
9 August, 2013   ▪   Milan Lielich
The new “anticorruption” law turns 470,000 public servants into obedient servants ready to fulfil the will of the Yanukovych Administration
7 August, 2013   ▪   Andrii Duda
Developments in Ukraine and the lack of effect from the standard techniques of the Russian World have unnerved Vladimir Putin. This may push the Kremlin to radical steps to disrupt the signing of the Association Agreement and DCFTA with the EU and to eliminate the threat of a possible shift in Ukraine’s foreign policy after the 2015 presidential election
6 August, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Chatham House’s James Sherr speaks on Russian diplomacy and the Kremlin’s possible efforts to hamper Ukraine’s real European integration
6 August, 2013   ▪   Bohdan Tsioupine
The celebration of 1025 years of the christening of Kyiv Rus sums up the failure of Russia’s religious expansion in Ukraine headed by Patriarch Kirill
6 August, 2013   ▪   Andriy Skumin
Why civil activists in Ukraine face a new wave of repression
2 August, 2013   ▪   Valeria Burlakova
The Yanukovych regime does not realize all the risks of de-legitimization in the eyes of the people
24 July, 2013   ▪   Andrii Duda
Local protests may escalate to a nationwide movement against the Yanukovych regime well before the 2015 presidential election
24 July, 2013   ▪   Andriy Skumin
The “win at any cost” alternative could well be a scenario whereby Viktor Yanukovych will become prime minister with extensive powers, should he lose the 2015 presidential election
23 July, 2013   ▪   Andriy Skumin
The PACE Resolution on keeping political and criminal responsibility separate provides the legal foundation for the prevention of political vendettas in the future, despite the fact that it does not mention Ukraine
23 July, 2013   ▪   Alla Lazareva
The plight of local communities whose funding has been blocked by the State Treasury reveals a dire public finance crisis that shows no sign of improving
22 July, 2013   ▪   Andriy Skumin
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Mostly discussed for its regulation of the language of instruction in schools, the new law offers more overlooked important innovations intended to change the quality and the content of education in Ukraine
7 November, Hanna Trehub,
The new law on the reintegration of the occupied parts of the Donbas qualifies them as such and names Russia as the occupier. Yet, it does not launch the process of deoccupation or change the mechanism envisaged in the Minsk Agreement
20 October, Maksym Vikhrov,
This week started off with a bang in Kyiv...and it had nothing to do with working on healthcare reform, which the Verkhovna Rada eventually passed on October 19. The #1 topic became a protest action to push political reforms forward that was called by anti-corruption politicians and former Odesa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili
19 October, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Founded this fall, Donetsk oligarch Serhiy Taruta’s Osnova or Foundation party has already started campaigning although the next Verkhovna Rada election is two years away
18 October, Denys Kazanskyi,
 
 
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