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All the materials marked with tag: oligarchs
31 MarchEconomics
What’s missing for the management of state enterprises to be properly reformed?
23 MarchPolitics
What is needed for Ukraine to have a political force that is not linked to oligarchs
5 December, 2016Economics
On competition and state anti-monopoly policy in Ukraine
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
16 September, 2016Economics
How the life of Ukrainians changed economically compared to 25 years ago
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
25 May, 2016
Head of the Ukrainian State Property Fund on the estimated value of state assets in Ukraine, performance of the privatisation plan, bidders for the Odesa Port Plant and Russian management of Ukrainian regional power companies
14 March, 2016Economics
Alternative energy, which has already become a separate sector in developed countries, remains in its infancy in Ukraine and is under the careful eye of the country’s oligarchs
8 March, 2016Politics
What it takes to make changes irreversible in Ukraine
7 December, 2015Politics
The Ukrainian Week has put together a little list of those whom the current Administration should add to its sights so that it does not stop with Ghennadiy Korban
20 November, 2015Politics
Triumph of oligarch-backed parties regionally and debut of new independent movements
30 October, 2015Politics
Can activists defend community interests even if outwardly undemocratic forces control local government?
23 September, 2015Economics
The government plans to reform the system of public property management and launch a wide scale sell-off. Are Ukraine’s economy and society ready?
18 May, 2015Politics
The Donbas master's current clout in politics, economy and war
23 April, 2015Politics
Taming a few oligarchs will not change the oligarchic system, since Ukraine still has no organized alternative to it in the form of civil society or small and medium businesses
5 January, 2015Politics
Who will win the war of each against all in Ukrainian politics?
8 October, 2014Economics
Transition from oligarch economy to EU membership for Ukraine
10 September, 2014
Trying to figure out what on earth happened with Donbas over the recent decades one cannot ignore the peculiar partnership between the masses and the rulers of the region
20 August, 2014Economics
How the war in Eastern Ukraine is affecting national economy
19 August, 2014Society
Rinat Akhmetov, Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yanukovych continue to weave plots for Eastern Ukraine, making the rebels with black-and-orange ribbons think that they are dying for a New Russia, not for oligarchic interests
14 May, 2014Society
A sociopsychological analysis of the "nomenclature continuity" and top officials depicted on icons
23 March, 2014Politics
Behind the nice façade of a top government-level reshuffle, the new Ukrainian authorities are outrageously indiscriminate in other appointments.
6 March, 2014Economics
Economic changes should be deep. Otherwise there will be no change
13 January, 2014
Appeals for targeted sanctions against Ukrainian officials responsible for the violent crackdown of peaceful demonstrations and the use of force and persecution against journalists and protesters figure high in the messages of Ukrainian opposition, civil society and protesters of EuroMaidan to the West, in particular to the U.S. and to the EU. Apart from Yanukovych, his family members and state officials, the protesters call on the West to include business elites, so called oligarchs, supporting Yanukovych’s regime in the list of sanctioned individuals.
6 January, 2014News
Alexander Altman, a Ukrainian-American businessman could face sanctions, including a jail term in Britain, after a High Court judge found he was in contempt of court for breaching court orders in a legal battle over the Ukrainian television station TVi, The Financial Times reports.
4 November, 2013
There were very few people in attendance at oligarch Dmytro Firtash’s “Days of Ukraine” in the UK who actually discovered Ukraine
20 September, 2013Economics
While tycoons pay most of their taxes offshore, the budget crisis is escalating along with increasing tax pressure on non-oligarch businesses
9 September, 2013Economics
Accelerating grain production in Ukraine may feed politicians and oligarchs, but not the country’s jobless rural population or backward economy
6 September, 2013Navigator
Post-Soviet millionaires are keeping Italian resorts afloat during the financial crisis. They are also changing the traditional atmosphere beyond recognition as skyrocketing prices encourage the locals to sell their property and leave
21 August, 2013News
As oligarchs influence country's political and economic development, the result of Vilnius Summit will highly depend on their gains from the Association Agreement; write Piotr Kościński and Ievgen Vorobiov, PISM experts
22 July, 2013Economics
Cash needed to avert Ukraine’s public finance disaster will be pumped out of non-oligarch businesses
14 June, 2013Economics
Oligarchs continue to imitate business in Ukraine: they redistribute old Soviet industrial assets without creating any new ones and get windfall profits at taxpayers’ expense
6 June, 2013News
The acquisition of UkrTelecom from EPIC, an Austrian investment group, by Rinat Akhmetov raises fresh concerns about how much of the nation’s wealth is being concentrated in one man’s hands, writes Financial Times.
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
30 April, 2013Economics
Ukraine’s oligarch-controlled economy has no room for competition. As a result, a handful of oligarchs have monopolized the biggest markets, while a lack of investment leaves the country lagging behind
14 April, 2013Economics
Many circumstances have contributed to transnational corporations failing to become the driving forces of Ukraine’s economy. How could this change?
15 March, 2013Investigation
The shortsighted policy of the Donbas oligarchs has pushed miners to strike for their rights. Now the crucial questions are: who will lead the battle and whose interests will it promote?
22 February, 2013Politics
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 January, 2013Politics
The trend of the past two years whereby the Family has been increasing its weight in the conglomerate in power turned into a dominating objective in 2012. Reshuffles in the conglomerate in power fuels conflicts within oligarchic groups.
21 January, 2013Politics
In late December, The Ukrainian Week hosted a public discussion on oligarchic capitalism in Ukraine with members of parliamentary opposition parties. MPs from Batkivshchyna, UDAR and Svoboda share their ideas and initiatives on freeing the Ukrainian economy from the yoke of the oligarchs and creating a favourable environment for free and competitive business. Below is an overview of the opposition’s plans and comments from newly-elected MPs.
17 December, 2012Economics
Business not owned by oligarchs will find itself in a much more difficult position in 2013, under the influence of the growing appetites of the government and the sluggish economy.
13 December, 2012Economics
Oligarch clans today have the financial, economic and political tools to dominate society.They are based on production assets gained through the privatization of state-owned enterprises in various forms and other social benefits.
26 November, 2012Politics
News about escalating conflicts between groups of influence within the ruling party surface in the foreign media, including the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, after the Party of Regions fails to get the result it expected in the election
24 November, 2012Society
A donation from Dmytro Firtash to Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), and recently established harmonious relations between its rector and the oligarch, raise complex ethical issues about the role and future of UCU
23 October, 2012Economics
On Ukraine’s banking market, European banks are losing ground to captive banks owned by oligarchs
22 September, 2012Politics
In order to achieve its potential, Ukraine must put an end to the monopolies which are the current social and economic foundation of the oligarch-and-lumpen society model.
17 September, 2012Investigation
Ukraine offers the perfect environment for monopolies to grow and thrive
15 September, 2012Politics
The Party of the Regions' election list proves Donetsk still has considerable influence. The party is transforming into a pro-presidential quasi-bloc like For a United Ukraine circa 2000.
15 September, 2012
In their struggle for power, Ukraine’s oligarchs formed a fraternity of common political interests, joining forces rather than promoting personal ambitions. Once the ultimate political goal was reached, their egoistic motivations became the priority.
8 September, 2012World
After one of the longest, costliest and most colourful court cases in British legal history, Boris Berezovsky has suffered a spectacular loss in his lawsuit against Roman Abramovich, and will have to pay one of the highest bills for court expenses ever incurred by a private individual - amounting, according to most estimates, to well over £100 million.
31 August, 2012Politics
Despite feigned efforts to fight monopolies and foster a competitive environment, Ukraine’s government is working to strengthen the position of business groups closest to its own leaders.
23 December, 2011
Inequality is back in the news, largely thanks to Occupy Wall Street, but with an assist from the Congressional Budget Office. And you know what that means: It’s time to roll out the obfuscators!
28 October, 2011Economics
British journalist Stephen Armstrong shares his concern about oligarchs pushing democratic institutions in the world to the sideline
7 September, 2011Politics
The oligarch-and-lumpen economy cripples Ukraine’s prospects
29 August, 2011Politics
The late 1990s brought a system of governance to Ukraine that sent the country tumbling into poverty
29 August, 2011Economics
The first steps
1 August, 2011Politics
All kinds of heelers keep the tycoon system alive in Ukraine
1 August, 2011Politics
Conformist politicians, officials, academics, artists, and experts become enmeshed into the oligarch tycoon system and assist in its operation and development. The Ukrainian Week presents a list of the most pervasive groups of opportunists and their leaders.
15 July, 2011World
The Kremlin is being forced to be creative to assure a landslide victory
4 July, 2011Economics
National projects are not so much determined by the interests of Ukraine, but by those of business structures, that are linked to politicians
2 June, 2011Politics
The US was only able to remove the influence of oligarchs by expanding the governments powers and supporting the middle class during the Great Depression
2 June, 2011Economics
Ukrainian Week has singled out the dirtiest deals in the state procurement market this year and presents the main “heroes” of this multi-billion milking of the public purse
31 May, 2011Economics
The French journalist Camille Magnard speaks about why the ex-CEO of Kryvorizhstal failed to stand the test of Ukrainian reality Camille Magnard’s report about Kryvorizhstal entitled “Arcelor Mittal tested by Ukrainian steel” and broadcast by Radio France Internationale on 2 March 2010, won the Louise Weiss Prize, an annual award from the Francophone section of the Association of European Journalists
4 March, 2011Economics
Ukrainian fuel magnate Dmytro Firtash adds to his nitrogen empire
23 February, 2011Economics
Who are the people behind the country's largest grain scheme?
20 January, 2011Economics
Having control over raw materials is allowing pro-PR tycoons to gobble up steelworks and chemical plants
14 January, 2011Economics
Akhmetov companies are pushing the state out of the coal business
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