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Economic hardship and political uncertainty in post-Soviet European states makes them susceptible to Moscow’s pressures and intrigues
12 April, 2013   ▪   Janusz Bugajski
Kyiv and Strasbourg have recently been engaged in active dialogue — PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon visited Ukraine, and Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Pshonka travelled to the main office of the Council of Europe. The Ukrainian Week asked Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, Mykola Tochytskyi, about the outcome and context of this dialogue.
8 April, 2013   ▪   Alla Lazareva
Mikael Lyngbo, Legal Expert for the Danish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, former Chief of Police and prosecutor from Denmark, told The Ukrainian Week about the reforming of Ukrainian prosecution and the practical implementation of the new Criminal Procedure Code
5 April, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Pahiria
The Yanukovych regime is depriving Kyiv voters of their right to influence the local government through elections. This may be a test of the public and opposition reaction to a scenario whereby national presidential or parliamentary elections will be postponed or cancelled
1 April, 2013   ▪   Andriy Skumin
Despite overall positive responses from international experts, the new Criminal Procedure Code contains many pitfalls in terms of practical implementation in Ukraine
31 March, 2013   ▪   Andriy Skumin
The Ukrainian Week takes a closer look at what lies beneath Svoboda's slogans in the interview with its leader Oleh Tyahnybok about the forms and tactics of political struggle, the prospects of a revolution, the interaction of opposition politicians and stereotypes about Svoboda
31 March, 2013   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
The leader of the Svoboda party spoke with The Ukrainian Week, about the “Rise Ukraine!” protest campaign, elections in Kyiv, the blockade of parliament, relationships with other opposition leaders, the struggle against stereotypes and other things
31 March, 2013   ▪   Milan Lielich
While the opposition continues to announce its latest radical initiatives, the Yanukovych regime is strengthening its positions
31 March, 2013   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
Is the Vlasenko case a mechanism of pressure against disloyal MPs or an element of geopolitical provocation?
15 March, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Yanukovych could try to usurp power using the Belarus scenario to offset his plummeting popularity and growing pressure from abroad
15 March, 2013   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
Economic initiatives by the so-called “young reformers” confirm that the government is following a Belarusian model adjusted to fit the Family’s interests
15 March, 2013   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
In the three years of his presidency, Viktor Yanukovych has failed to meet his election promises. Instead, he has offered Ukraine a slew of large-scale pseudo reforms and virtual national projects
15 March, 2013   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
One of the most successful EU-Ukraine summits was the December 2005 summit under then President Viktor Yushchenko. But in the eight years since then, EU-Ukraine relations have not improved to any significant extent.
28 February, 2013   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
The Shcherban Case trial against Tymoshenko shows yet again that, just like in Soviet times, the government is ready to prove anyone guilty of anything, if necessary
22 February, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
The Danish government is granting political asylum to former Defence Minister Valeriy Ivashchenko. In an exclusive interview for The Ukrainian Week, Mr. Ivashchenko talks about renewed pressure from Ukrainian prosecution and fear for his family as his motivation for leaving Ukraine
22 February, 2013   ▪   Johannes Wamberg Andersen
As the Kyiv mayoral and city council elections draw closer, the government is searching for political tactics to offset its poor ratings in the capital
22 February, 2013   ▪   Andriy Skumin
Yanukovych is trying to provoke the EU into not signing the Association Agreement
22 February, 2013   ▪   Milan Lielich
Ukrainian oligarchic conglomerates dictate their own rules of the game to the country, but they could collapse at any time, causing unpredictable consequences for Ukraine’s economy and the country as a whole
22 February, 2013   ▪   Maria Zaslavska
The Party of Regions` attempts to intimidate the opposition with early elections or responsibility for the breakdown of European integration have not given the desired result so far, so an escalation of resistance can be expected in the near future
22 February, 2013   ▪   Milan Lielich
The EU is signalling that it is prepared to soften its requirements for the Association Agreement with Ukraine, but Kyiv seems to be willing to abandon European integration altogether
21 February, 2013   ▪   Milan Lielich
Oleksandra Kuzhel, an opposition MP, speaks about the politically motivated murder of Yevhen Shcherban, the role of Yevhen Marchuk in that case, the "greedy" Pavlo Lazarenko, Leonid Kuchma as a “Sixtier”, the composition of the current Cabinet of Ministers, Serhiy Tihipko's future, Yulia Tymoshenko's mindset and the fight to monopolize the Ukrainian economy
11 February, 2013   ▪   Milan Lielich   ▪   -1
Oleksiy Pukach is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Georgiy Gongadze but says that Kuchma and Lytvyn should be behind bars too
8 February, 2013   ▪   Milan Lielich
The leader of the biggest opposition faction in parliament appears too inconsistent and unpredictable to inspire trust in the majority of Ukrainian voters
8 February, 2013   ▪   Andriy Skumin
Centrifugal tendencies in the united camp - the battle for mutual destruction has not begun yet, but the preconditions for it are in place
8 February, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
The actions of Ukrainian enforcement authorities look like efforts to disrupt the signing of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, but they could eventually prove futile
8 February, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
The Prosecutor General’s Office must have been looking forward to charging – or serving a notice on the suspicion of a crime, as stated in the new Code of Criminal Proceedings – Yulia Tymoshenko with contracting a murder.
8 February, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
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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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