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23 June
The Ambassador of Switzerland to Ukraine and Moldova on the nature of politics in his country, Swiss-Ukrainian relations
23 June
American post-modernist writer on politics and war, humanistic values and a balance between emotions and rational thinking
23 JuneEconomics
Although there’s been a sharp reduction in trade and commercial ties with Russia and in Ukraine’s dependence on its neighbor, some key sectors still show levels of interaction that pose a threat to national security
23 JuneSociety
The amalgamation of territorial communities has been chaotic. This may lead to unequal funding, abilities to support themselves and impact on local residents
23 JuneSociety
Decentralisation started in Odesa Oblast almost eighteen months ago. The initiative was sometimes successful in the north, while the south has seen a fundamentally different process
23 JuneSociety
Legislation and bills on the state language: current status and expectations
23 JuneSociety
Is Ukrainian society ready for changes in language policy
14 JunePolitics
Despite its currently low ratings, Arseniy Yatseniuk’s Narodniy Front has managed to remain in the major league of Ukrainian politics
14 JuneSociety
Human rights activists release an analytical report on the violations of the right to peaceful assembly in the occupied Crimea
8 June
Ex-Deputy Prosecutor General on the case of the diamond prosecutors, the threat to reforms, and why the establishment of an anti-corruption court will not heal Ukraine’s judiciary
8 JunePolitics
Three years after being elected, the president faces the same problems as his predecessors
8 JunePolitics
How Ukrainian social media users react to the President
26 May
IMF First Deputy Managing Director on the details and prospects of the IMF’s cooperation with Ukraine
26 May
Co-Head of Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council on the current state of dialogue between the Alliance and Ukraine, the future of the Euro-Atlantic security system and the Russian propaganda
26 MaySociety
How life has changed in three years in occupied and liberated Donbas
18 MaySociety
Social networks went into a rage, the President’s site was bombarded with dozens of petitions, and many began talking about censorship on the internet. The reason for this outburst was a ban on Vkontakte, a Russian version of Facebook very popular among schoolkids, Yandex, Russia’s answer to Google, and Mail.ru in Ukraine
9 May
What is it for the modern Ukraine?
8 MaySociety
The Crimean Tatars faced deportation from the peninsula under Stalin in 1944. Today, they are facing a policy of quiet expulsion from their lands
28 AprilPolitics
Current state and plans in Ukraine’s defense industry
28 AprilPolitics
What it takes to upgrade Ukraine’s military
28 AprilPolitics
Ukraine needs to prepare a consolidated claim on Russia’s responsibility for its armed aggression to be used in international courts, as well as laws on the occupied territory and the restoration of territorial integrity
20 AprilSociety
As of the end of March, 44 Ukrainian citizens remained in Russian captivity. What can Ukraine do to free them?
31 MarchHistory
How the last Hetman of Ukraine came to power in 1918 and what he achieved
31 MarchEconomics
What’s missing for the management of state enterprises to be properly reformed?
31 MarchEconomics
Why public sector is the main source of corrupt wealth
31 March
Poland’s Ambassador to Ukraine on the vision of the European Union, the evolution of his country's role and place in it, and Polish-Ukrainian relations
23 MarchPolitics
What is needed for Ukraine to have a political force that is not linked to oligarchs
23 MarchSociety
What might cause the “Russian Spring” to make a comeback in Ukraine and where might this happen?
23 MarchSociety
What prevented Kremlin curators from realising the "Crimean scenario" in most regions of South-Eastern Ukraine?
17 March
Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine spoke to The Ukrainian Week about current priorities and obstacles faced by the SMM in its work on the ground
17 MarchPolitics
How trading with ORDiLO became a handy loophole from paying taxes
17 MarchCulture
The Ukrainian Week offers a selection of events to attend in March
15 MarchWorld
Alyaksandr Lukashenka has recognized the danger emanating from Russia. So far, it’s been covert, but the signs are serious
15 MarchEconomics
Where the claims in favor of continuing coal trade with the occupied parts of Donbas are misleading
15 MarchWorld
The blockade of the occupied parts of the Donbas is a consequence of the irresponsible actions of the top leadership in Ukraine and their imitation war against Russia. The legal side of this confrontation could have a decisive impact
3 MarchCulture
The life and inspiration of Oleksandra Ekster
3 MarchHistory
When Nikita Khrushchev came to power, he brought a "Ukrainian clan" with him. It later removed their patron from the helm of the USSR
3 MarchEconomics
Why banking and lending don’t go together with populism
2 MarchEconomics
In public discourse over bank reforms, what often gets left out is the voice of bankers themselves, although they are the ones who can offer the most professional assessment of the changes being carried out. One of them is Chairman of the Board of Raiffeisen Bank Aval (RBA) Volodymyr Lavrenchuk. The Ukrainian Week talked to him about what’s been done and what Ukrainian banks can expect in the future.
2 March
NBU Deputy Chairman on the quality of changes in the banking system and the new prospects they open for Ukraine
23 February
Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada on the main contradictions and temptations of Ukrainian politics, the major ideological camps in the legislature, the war, lobbying, and geopolitics
23 FebruaryEconomics
Despite the war and partial occupation of the Donbas, Rinat Akhmetov has preserved his business empire and is increasing output
23 FebruaryEconomics
Maintaining socio-economic ties to the occupied territories of Donbas is of dubious value to Ukraine, but makes life a lot easier for the terrorists running them
23 FebruaryPolitics
What the January Cabinet of Ministers' decree on the occupied territory means for Ukraine and Russia
17 FebruaryEconomics
How reforms change the banking system
2 February
Compared to 2013, people feel slightly less negative about law enforcement agencies
2 February
If you take general data, public trust for the army has grown significantly since 2013. This is the outcome of the situation in Ukraine
2 FebruaryPolitics
In three years since the Euromaidan, what has changed among ordinary Ukrainians? What trends suggest the direction Ukrainian society is moving in? Recent polls provide some answers to these questions
2 FebruaryPolitics
What’s the purpose behind the new party of Vadym Rabinovych and Yevhen Murayev?
2 February
In 2017, the world will be defined by three key terms: leadership, populism and human values
31 JanuarySociety
Freeing the Kremlin's prisoners as our main assignment for the year
31 JanuarySociety
One of the most proactive lawyers defending Crimean Tatars in courts ends up behind bars
26 JanuaryWorld
In 2017, Ukraine will be a major test of conscience that will force democratic countries to an uneasy choice among values
26 JanuaryEconomics
The benefits and flaws of PrivatBank transfer into state hands
26 JanuaryEconomics
What’s behind the discreditation of Valeria Hontareva and demands for the NBU Governor to resign
12 JanuaryPolitics
The Kremlin's hybrid aggression against Ukraine: essence, development
10 January
The concept of the judiciary reform was approved back in 1992, and its implementation began as soon as the Constitution was adopted
22 December, 2016Politics
There are a number of mechanisms for charging those responsible for the shooting down of MH17. None is ideal but, put together, they could yield results
22 December, 2016Economics
How are Ukraine’s ports changing the way they operate and what are their future prospects?
22 December, 2016Economics
Half of Ukraine’s able-bodied adults are not paying taxes or social contributions, but still demand social services and benefits. How can this change?
12 December, 2016
Verkhovna Rada Vice-Speaker on re-balancing power in Ukraine, the effect of the Minsk process, and occupied territories
12 December, 2016Politics
How elections in the Donbas usually play out
12 December, 2016Society
Why is Russia rushing to put an end to the warlords in its self-proclaimed republics in occupied Donbas?
5 December, 2016Economics
On competition and state anti-monopoly policy in Ukraine
5 December, 2016Economics
An author behind Ukraine’s anti-monopoly policies in the 1990s on how oligarchs have limited the Anti-Monopoly Committee’s impact, and changes that are taking place in this domain today
31 October, 2016Economics
What are the prospects for Ukraine’s agro-industrial complex?
31 October, 2016Economics
How the status of land in Ukraine affects its owners and big agribusinesses
24 October, 2016World
Banker and chess grandmaster based in Lviv on life and business in Ukraine
21 October, 2016
The Minister of Finance on the new blueprint for tax reform, the campaign against shadow economy, corruption at the customs, State Fiscal Service reform, and the 2017 budget
21 October, 2016Economics
Some interesting details about the national budget for the upcoming year
21 October, 2016Economics
Pro-Russian oligarchs have begun a serious push to persuade Ukrainians that the only way to a better life is to renew “torn” economic ties with Russia. This flies in the face of facts on the ground
19 October, 2016Politics
Who is vying for leadership in the Poroshenko Bloc and Yatseniuk's People’s Front
19 October, 2016Politics
How generations shift in the electoral field of the former Party of Regions clans
19 October, 2016Politics
What the self-proclaimed democratic opposition to the current government wants and can achieve
14 October, 2016
Head of the ICRC mission to Ukraine on how to look for the missing and how their families can deal with obstacles in the process
19 September, 2016History
The evolution of Ukrainian elite and its state-building concepts offers a valuable lesson to the country today
19 September, 2016
Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada about the change of generations in politics, work on past mistakes and the current agenda for political elites and society
19 September, 2016Society
Where is the debate on free ownership of firearms in Ukraine today
16 September, 2016Economics
How the life of Ukrainians changed economically compared to 25 years ago
16 September, 2016Politics
The new regular session of the Verkhovna Rada started on September 6. It looks like actors on Ukraine’s political scene, probably with the exception of Petro Poroshenko's Bloc and Arseniy Yatseniuk’s People's Front, have great expectations and ambitious plans for this fall seasons. Major oligarchs are likely to step up their game. The situation in the presidential team is not at its best either
1 September, 2016World
In the face of multiple challenges, the focus goes on security. The nature of political response, however, is at least equally important
1 September, 2016
25 years—the length of a single generation. I remember myself as a member of the generation that welcomed Independence in 1991, that made a conscious choice in favor of a free Ukraine. 25 years ago, it was important for us that there simply be a Ukraine
31 August, 2016Economics
Privatization in Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union and its role in the rise of oligarchy
31 August, 2016Economics
Why the auction to sell OPP failed
31 August, 2016Economics
Ukraine imports many simple consumer items that could be domestically manufactured at a time when a large swath of Ukrainians is either jobless or does not have a steady source of income
30 August, 2016World
What shapes Georgia’s foreign policy and perceptions of its course domestically?
23 August, 2016History
The 1920s’ Avant-garde school of artists was ultimately destroyed as class enemies—for hooliganism and pornography
22 August, 2016Society
Where to go for authentic and unusual experiences in Ukraine
14 August, 2016Society
From a collector of pieces by Malevich and Repin that were worth less than bread during war to a representative of the soviet “hippy” and dissident culture – amateurs who could be museums themselves create noteworthy collections or art and artefacts in their hometowns
14 August, 2016
PGO Senior Prosecutor on financial crimes of ex Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka, money-laundering centers, and the base of evidence collected in this case
14 August, 2016Society
In the past two years, crime rates have grown in Ukraine. Factors contributing to the general criminalization of society include economic decline and war
11 August, 2016Society
Founder of rehabilitation program for the military on forgiveness, understanding the war, and ways to learn to cope with this all
11 August, 2016Society
In addition to separatism with its referenda and Russian humanitarian convoys, the war in Ukraine begot a stratum of criminals consisting of war veterans, both real and fake
11 August, 2016Politics
High-profile arrests have been expected for a very long time. For over two years now, Ukrainians have been demanding punishment for those in power who were guilty of escalating events on the Maidan and then the war in Donbas. The question “Why aren’t the Regionals being punished?” is hotter than ever, and it’s only recently that the Prosecutor General’s Office has tried to answer it. Now Oleksandr Yefremov, ex-Head of Luhansk Oblast State Administration, then First Deputy Head of the Party of Regions and generally one of the more odious ex-Regionals, is sitting in jail awaiting trial
11 August, 2016Society
The intensity of clashes in the ATO zone is increasing with each day of summer. The terrorists openly use heavy artillery
19 July, 2016Politics
The prospects of two young liberal parties
19 July, 2016Politics
The Ukrainian Week looks at the new parties emerging in the country
18 July, 2016Politics
The anatomy of Yanukovych’s “loan” from Putin. Should Ukraine repay it?
17 July, 2016Politics
Who is changing the Constitution of Ukraine today and how? How are these innovations linked to reforms in the country? The Ukrainian Week speaks to constitutional and administrative law expert Ihor Koliushko, chairman of the Center of Policy and Legal Reform
17 July, 2016Politics
Many of the problems connected to Ukraine’s Basic Law are the result of trying to rebuild it on the foundations of a soviet constitutional heritage that does not reflect current realities
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Although there’s been a sharp reduction in trade and commercial ties with Russia and in Ukraine’s dependence on its neighbor, some key sectors still show levels of interaction that pose a threat to national security
23 June, Oleksandr Kramar,
The amalgamation of territorial communities has been chaotic. This may lead to unequal funding, abilities to support themselves and impact on local residents
23 June, Oleksandr Kramar,
Decentralisation started in Odesa Oblast almost eighteen months ago. The initiative was sometimes successful in the north, while the south has seen a fundamentally different process
23 June, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Legislation and bills on the state language: current status and expectations
23 June, Roman Malko,
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