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10 October, 2014Politics
Nearly everything was predictable at the latest PACE session. Everything except confusion. It was felt not only in the speeches of adequate participants in the debates on Ukraine but virtually in everything. Strasbourg’s usual calm betrayed anxiety and unmistakable perplexity over what to do next – with the war, with Ukraine and Russia and with the entire world
10 April, 2014News
The outcome of the so-called referendum in Crimea and “the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation therefore have no legal effect and are not recognised by the Council of Europe”, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) stated on Wednesday, April,9th, in an resolution adopted at the end of an urgent debate.
30 January, 2014News
With a 2/3 majority, PACE adopts the Resolution on Ukraine in Strasbourg today
3 November, 2013World
If starships are ever built, it will be in the far future. But that does not deter the intrepid band of scientists who are thinking about how to do it
23 July, 2013Politics
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
8 April, 2013News
Thorbjørn Jagland, Council of Europe Secretary General, and Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) have welcomed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s pardon of former Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko, is stated on the Council of Europe official website.
8 February, 2013World
PACE’s failure to recognize Azerbaijani political prisoners creates problems for their counterparts in Ukraine
8 February, 2013Navigator
Impact events have greatly changed our planet, including the territory of contemporary Ukraine
22 January, 2013World
René Rouquet, PACE vice president, discussed with The Ukrainian Week whether international organizations can realistically be expected to impose sanctions on election riggers and whether Party of Regions representatives will again join the socialist faction at the PACE winter session to be held on 21-25 January in Strasbourg.
19 November, 2012World
Andreas Gross headed the PACE observation mission for the October 2012 parliamentary election in Ukraine. Before PACE publishes its official report on the Ukrainian election on November 12, Mr. Gross shared his opinion with The Ukrainian Week.
29 September, 2012World
Andreas Gross, head of the PACE observers delegation to Ukraine and Chairman of the PACE Social Democratic Group told The Ukrainian Week about PACE’s evaluation of the election situation in Ukraine.
11 April, 2012Politics
PACE Monitoring Committee Co-Rapporteurs have once again visited Ukraine where they were finally allowed to see Yuriy Lutsenko and talk to the Prosecutor General. In an interview with The Ukrainian Week, Mailis Reps, Co-Rapporteur of the Monitoring Committee and an Estonian MP, shares her impressions of a meeting with Lutsenko and others and adverse trends she spotted in Kyiv.
21 March, 2012Politics
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.
5 March, 2012Politics
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
7 February, 2012Politics
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
2 February, 2012
PACE is ready to impose sanctions against Ukraine unless it complies with PACE’s recommendations regarding the persecution of former top officials. PACE passed the respective amendments to its Resolution on Ukraine at the January 26 session Photo: Roman Malko
28 January, 2012Politics
Although the conclusion of the PACE resolution on Ukraine contains a paragraph, which in principle allows the imposition of sanctions, none of the heads of this international organization are actually ready to define such possibility.
27 January, 2012Politics
The Council of Europe reports look discouragingly similar
27 January, 2012Politics
Mikael Lyngbo: Ukraine has decent legislation,but gaps in procedural process
27 January, 2012Politics
Andres Herkel: 'The problem of Ukrainian politics consists of the perception that deputies' money is more important than their personal traits.'
27 January, 2012Politics
The Draft PACE Resolution outlines the problems with democracy in Ukraine, but does not provide for any sanctions
26 January, 2012Officially
The functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine
12 January, 2012Politics
PACE has declassified the report on Ukraine up for discussion on 26 January in Strasbourg. The Ukrainian Week posts the excerpts from the document
29 October, 2011
What are the moral values of the West? To what extent can European values be betrayed in the name of promulgating them?
28 October, 2011
The PACE remains the important place for the issues related to Ukraine
27 October, 2011Politics
The European Council is a place where everybody comes in pursuit of his or her own truth and almost surely finds both proponents and opponents. Is this about the pluralism of discourses or the scattering of actions? Apparently, about everything at the same time
10 October, 2011Politics
The position of non-democratic forces at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly keeps it from fulfilling its fundamental functions of protecting human rights and the rule of law to the full extent
5 July, 2011World
Looking at PACE President Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, one realises it is naïve to hope that politicians who easily find a common language with authoritarian regimes will unreservedly commit themselves to protecting human rights
27 April, 2011World
The Alcantara Launch Center is so exotic a project that the Ukrainian president has a hard time pronouncing its name. The Latin American passions raging around the Ukrainian-Brazilian joint venture
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November 21, the 4th anniversary of the Maidan, begins in Kyiv with a prayer for the Heavenly Hundred, the protesters killed at Instytutska Street in February 2014, and the victims of earlier shootings, police violence throughout the revolution
day before yesterday, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Ukraine’s Parliament has started to change the electoral system. Will they be able to finish the job and what will change if the reform goes through?
20 November, Andriy Holub,
What political ambitions do Yulia Tymoshenko and her party hope to achieve before the 2019 elections?
20 November, Roman Malko,
According to recent sociological studies, there have been no significant changes in the mood of Ukrainians over the last three years. The scarcity of demonstrations cannot be attributed to loyalty to the current government, but rather to the fact that the opposition is equally far away from understanding what the citizens need and how these needs can be met
20 November, Andriy Holub,
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