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27 JulyPolitics
Just about everyone in Ukraine is battling corruption today: all the law enforcement agencies together with the activists, officials and MPs. Sometimes, though, such a large number of anti-corruption folks can get in the way
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
17 FebruaryWorld
Romanian Social Democrats won elections by a landslide but face stiff resistance from society whentrying to stop the anti-corruption drive
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
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
16 May, 2016Economics
Director of the International Centre for Asset Recovery at the Basel Institute on Governance about cooperation with the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine in investigating financial crimes of the Yanukovych regime, effective tools to search for stolen assets, and mechanisms of international interaction in financial intelligence
27 January, 2016
By the end of 2015, Ukraine basically had all the core anti-corruption bodies
14 July, 2015Politics
In an exclusive interview with The Ukrainian Week, the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NAB) spoke about fighting corruption in the judiciary, the creation of a “corruption registry”, and its regional management of anti-corruption efforts. Interviewed by Tetiana Omelchenko
8 July, 2015Politics
It is usually helpful to understand the nature of a problem before effective solutions to it can be developed and implemented
23 February, 2015Society
During the Yanukovych era, Boryspil International Airport went through at least two high-profile scandals associated with the attempts to transfer it into private hands. But even after officials were changed in offices, these attempts continue
10 October, 2014Society
The Ukrainian Week met with Giovanni Kessler who is the current Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) during his visit to Ukraine. We spoke on the instruments which Ukraine can apply to fight corruption more effectively, possibility of creation of the joint EU-Ukraine body for corruption investigation and the role of OLAF in this process.
8 October, 2014Economics
Transition from oligarch economy to EU membership for Ukraine
18 September, 2014Politics
A slew of hindrances prevent the money stolen by Viktor Yanukovych and his regime from returning to Ukraine. These must be removed as soon as possible
7 November, 2013News
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich sounded deadly serious during a passionate speech he gave on his administration’s commitment to fighting corruption on Wednesday, however he forgot to mention the missed opportunity to put words on paper in a memorandum of understanding to fight corruption with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Mark Rachkevych in his article for The Financial Times reports.
25 August, 2013Society
Police officers admit that the Ukrainian law enforcement system is so corrupt that they themselves have become trapped
20 August, 2013
Transparency International experts say one of the reasons the anti-corruption programme is inefficient is that the objective is to imitate counteraction rather than achieve specific results. Moreover, corruption-infected agencies are involved in managing anti-corruption measures
7 August, 2013Politics
The new “anticorruption” law turns 470,000 public servants into obedient servants ready to fulfil the will of the Yanukovych Administration
19 July, 2013News
The new anti-corruption law recently passed by the legislature turns 470,000 civil servants into obedient performers of the Yanukovych regime’s will
9 July, 2013News
The latest report shows that ukrainians strongly believe that their state has become more corrupt over the last two years, Transparency International Ukraine informs
24 April, 2013News
5 April, 2013News
In Ukraine political power is a means of enrichment rather than governance while the opposition politicians are an extension of the business groups they claim to fight, writes The Economist.
1 November, 2012Investigation
Paul Radu: “Once we get rid of offshore companies, we can break most of the world’s corruption scams”
25 July, 2012Politics
A guide to eliminating corruption and establishing the rule of law with a limited set of resources at hand
17 April, 2012Politics
An investigation has revealed the essence of Ukraine’s current “national projects”program: these are mostly frauds covered up by hollow promises
27 January, 2012Politics
Corruption is a big problem in Ukraine. The country's ranking on Transparency International's list of corrupt nations in 2010 dropped to number 134 in the world
9 December, 2011Politics
Foreigners lack a desire to invest in Ukraine despite the government’s positive reports about allegedly completed reforms
22 October, 2011Investigation
Ukraine is attracting hitmen largely because corruption is rampant and professionals are leaving law enforcement agencies
13 October, 2011Economics
A draft law on decriminalizing economic crimes gives the green light to raider schemes
29 September, 2011Economics
Smart dealers fleece drivers for over UAH 100 million for parking in Kyiv
21 September, 2011Society
Ukrainians are finding it increasingly hard to find a job without having to pay a bribe
2 September, 2011
Twenty years after gaining independence, Ukrainians are once again enduring overbearing leaders. Breaking this circle of evil should be the main goal of all future politicians.
20 July, 2011Politics
Despite its loud declarations and new anti-corruption legislation, the government is in fact putting off the actual fight against corruption indefinitely
4 July, 2011Investigation
Ukrainian cossacks have turned into a thieving band of generals in fancy dress
30 June, 2011Investigation
Businessmen close to the Ministry of Education earned nearly UAH 500 million on emergency exams for 5th and 8th graders
6 April, 2011Politics
“Fighting corruption is one of the most important things to improve Ukraine’s image”, Hanne Severinsen
6 April, 2011Politics
Infected with the soviet disease of corruption, FSU countries keep contaminating new areas—except for Georgia
5 April, 2011Politics
5 April, 2011Politics
Most of Ukraine’s territory is hunting country—the best of it already bagged by various calibers of politicos and bureaurats
30 March, 2011Economics
Corruption can be eliminated and the way to do so is known, yet the government lacks the will to just do it
25 March, 2011Politics
Hanne Severinsen: “The battle against corruption is one of the most important things to improve the image of Ukraine”
13 March, 2011Politics
Fight corruption only leads to its growing if citizens pin all their hopes on “wise rulers” and sit back, while continuing to give and accept bribes in the meantime
8 March, 2011Politics
Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine Olav Berstad: “The idea of a Norwegian accepting money from someone for something that is part of his job is absurd.”
20 January, 2011World
Ukrainian workers in the Czech Republic suffer from corrupt systems set up by other Ukrainians
20 January, 2011World
A radical judicial reform in Georgia has resulted in an objective, corruption-free justice system
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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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