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2 February, 2015World
The Ukrainian Week spoke to Estonia’s Prime Minister about reforms, business environment they way Estonian investors see it in Ukraine, economic benefits of e-governance and international response to the Russian threat
11 June, 2014
The developments in Ukraine change rapidly. Every time we think we can end something with a full stop, they prove that even a comma would be too soon
23 March, 2014Politics
Behind the nice façade of a top government-level reshuffle, the new Ukrainian authorities are outrageously indiscriminate in other appointments.
27 February, 2014News
Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted president of Ukraine, said on Thursday that he remained the lawful president, and asked Russian authorities to grant his personal safety.
27 February, 2014News
Thousands of pro-Russia and pro-Ukraine demonstrators duelled in Crimea’s capital on Wednesday, heightening concerns about unrest in the region following the change in government in Kiev, Financial Times reports.
30 January, 2014Politics
The Ukrainian State was the impossible dream of grandparents and something the parents sacrificed their lives and comfort for. For the Ukrainian leadership, it is nothing but a temporary resource of personal wealth
28 January, 2014News
The meeting of President Viktor Yanukovych and his working group with opposition leaders is over after four hours
21 October, 2013Economics
Governments are putting up impediments to globalisation. It is time for a fresh wave of liberalisation
21 October, 2013Economics
While tycoons pay most of their taxes offshore, the budget crisis is escalating along with increasing tax pressure on non-oligarch businesses
7 October, 2013Politics
While the economic crisis in Ukraine escalates, the government focuses exclusively on replenishing the current budget deficit
7 October, 2013Economics
Ukrainian entrepreneurs take a break from business
6 September, 2013Politics
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
19 August, 2013News
Ukrainian courts rarely make rulings for the benefit of opposition
13 August, 2013News
Officials use the excess of Viktor Yanukovych portraits as a means to pointedly demonstrate the heightened loyalty to the President in order to disguise their “corruptive nature.” Political scientist Viktor Nebozhenko told this in a comment to Tyzhden.ua
29 July, 2013News
The growing number of attacks and assaults against journalists grows in Ukraine as the 2015 presidential campaign gets closer, comments Taras Shevchenko, Director of the Media Law Institute.
9 July, 2013News
“Most of Ukraine’s regional policymakers and populations probably wouldn’t object to decentralization… For the Yanukovych Family to give up power is to commit political and economic suicide.”
30 April, 2013Politics
Despite the lack of support from most Ukrainians, the Yanukovych regime has no intention of giving up power in the 2015 presidential election and is preparing to extend its rule by artificial means
22 January, 2013Politics
The latest reshuffles in the top offices of key government institutions have reinforced the Family – to no one’s surprise – and highlighted an interesting trend: people with Russian background are being appointed to the government en masse.
2 January, 2013Politics
The Viktor Yanukovych regime plans to hold a referendum on constitutional amendments to increase manoeuvrability in repressing political opponents while securing a long period of immunity for the president
22 November, 2012
Intellectuals and the authorities are a quite inconvenient topic. More precisely, the topic is inconvenient to Ukrainian intellectuals; Ukrainian authorities are finding it increasingly palatable, especially given the current state of affairs in the country.
24 September, 2012Politics
A slew of Ukrainian journalists, spin doctors and simply experts-turned-propagandists are working to clean up the international image of the Ukrainian government. But as life would have it, there is always somebody willing to spoil it all. First Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin recently did precisely that at the annual YES (Yalta European Strategy) conference.
24 August, 2012Politics
The Vitaliy Klitschko brand could be a cover for many potential party switchers associated with oligarchs, and these politicians are unlikely to be controlled in the future by the UDAR party leader
15 August, 2012
There are people whom you simply don't trust. Even if they offer something allegedly favourable and plausible, unintentionally you automatically put up resistance. Nothing can be done: that is reputation.
2 August, 2012Politics
Amendments to the public procurements law are expected to further conceal the scale of the distribution of public funds to business entities close to the government
5 June, 2012Politics
How Ukrainian officials are distorting Ukrainian culture
1 June, 2012Society
The dream residence of today’s Ukrainian nouveau riche resembles the kind of luxury restaurant craved by generations of soviet and post-soviet mobs
3 May, 2012Culture
Yuri Vynnychuk talks about grasping the spirit of the time in the writing, passive intellectuals and the rule of the current government as purgatory for Ukraine
3 April, 2012
Interpreted, a public office means nothing but “feeding” instead of “governance.”
3 April, 2012Politics
Despite pressure and money, despite manipulating election legislation and bribing entire social groups with financial injections from the budget, Ukraine’s leadership feels increasingly insecure. The fear of losing power is gradually turning into panic as current officials become increasingly aware that one day they will be held accountable for violating written and unwritten social laws
30 March, 2012Politics
Despite implementing large-scale image-building projects, which were largely directed towards the European audience, Petro Poroshenko has no alternative choices for the nation’s development. He has always been part and parcel of the post-soviet oligarchic system
15 March, 2012Politics
New appointments in the government are more of a window-dressing than an overhaul of the elite
6 March, 2012
24 February, 2012Politics
Recent appointments suggest that Yanukovych does not trust the Party of Regions’ “cadre reserve”
24 February, 2012Politics
Viktor Yanukovych continues reshuffling personnel after replacing chiefs of power structures
24 February, 2012Politics
Whose interests will the new SBU Chief protect?
30 January, 2012Politics
A recent reshuffle in the government reveals how much power Bankova Str. has concentrated in its hands
16 December, 2011
The inability to hear other people is a serious psychic malfunction and a mental disease. However, this incapacity is selective and asymmetrical: words that come down from higher-ups are given due attention.
6 December, 2011Politics
A personnel policy based on family and geographical connections is degrading public administration
29 November, 2011Politics
The reshuffling of government ranks stems just as much from the Donbas social background as it does from the personal interests of the Yanukovych family and their inner circle
11 May, 2011Politics
A poll conducted in April by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology showed no changes in the trend that has been observed since last summer: Ukrainians are growing less and less supportive of the authorities
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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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