Ukraine’s oligarchs are slowly but surely losing their economic clout
How likely is it that companies with a global reach will emerge in Ukraine to also become the drivers of an economic breakthrough?
|31 March, 2017||Economics|
What’s missing for the management of state enterprises to be properly reformed?
|23 March, 2017||Politics|
What is needed for Ukraine to have a political force that is not linked to oligarchs
|5 December, 2016||Economics|
On competition and state anti-monopoly policy in Ukraine
|21 October, 2016||Economics|
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, 2016||Economics|
How the life of Ukrainians changed economically compared to 25 years ago
|31 August, 2016||Economics|
Privatization in Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union and its role in the rise of oligarchy
|31 August, 2016||Economics|
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, 2016||Economics|
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, 2016||Politics|
What it takes to make changes irreversible in Ukraine
|7 December, 2015||Politics|
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, 2015||Politics|
Triumph of oligarch-backed parties regionally and debut of new independent movements
|30 October, 2015||Politics|
Can activists defend community interests even if outwardly undemocratic forces control local government?
|23 September, 2015||Economics|
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, 2015||Politics|
The Donbas master's current clout in politics, economy and war
|23 April, 2015||Politics|
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, 2015||Politics|
Who will win the war of each against all in Ukrainian politics?
|8 October, 2014||Economics|
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, 2014||Economics|
How the war in Eastern Ukraine is affecting national economy
|19 August, 2014||Society|
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, 2014||Society|
A sociopsychological analysis of the "nomenclature continuity" and top officials depicted on icons
|23 March, 2014||Politics|
Behind the nice façade of a top government-level reshuffle, the new Ukrainian authorities are outrageously indiscriminate in other appointments.
|6 March, 2014||Economics|
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, 2014||News|
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, 2013||Economics|
While tycoons pay most of their taxes offshore, the budget crisis is escalating along with increasing tax pressure on non-oligarch businesses
|9 September, 2013||Economics|
Accelerating grain production in Ukraine may feed politicians and oligarchs, but not the country’s jobless rural population or backward economy
|6 September, 2013||Navigator|
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, 2013||News|
Experts: the future of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU dependents on the stance of the Ukrainian oligarchs
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, 2013||Economics|
Cash needed to avert Ukraine’s public finance disaster will be pumped out of non-oligarch businesses
|14 June, 2013||Economics|
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, 2013||News|
Financial Times: UkrTelecom`s acquisition raises fresh concerns about the concentration of Ukraine’s assets in one man’s hands
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, 2013||Politics|
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, 2013||Economics|
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, 2013||Economics|
Many circumstances have contributed to transnational corporations failing to become the driving forces of Ukraine’s economy. How could this change?
|15 March, 2013||Investigation|
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, 2013||Politics|
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, 2013||Politics|
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, 2013||Politics|
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, 2012||Economics|
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, 2012||Economics|
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, 2012||Politics|
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, 2012||Society|
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, 2012||Economics|
On Ukraine’s banking market, European banks are losing ground to captive banks owned by oligarchs
|22 September, 2012||Politics|
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, 2012||Investigation|
Ukraine offers the perfect environment for monopolies to grow and thrive
|15 September, 2012||Politics|
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, 2012||World|
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, 2012||Politics|
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, 2011||Economics|
British journalist Stephen Armstrong shares his concern about oligarchs pushing democratic institutions in the world to the sideline
|7 September, 2011||Politics|
The oligarch-and-lumpen economy cripples Ukraine’s prospects
|29 August, 2011||Politics|
The late 1990s brought a system of governance to Ukraine that sent the country tumbling into poverty
|29 August, 2011||Economics|
The first steps
|1 August, 2011||Politics|
All kinds of heelers keep the tycoon system alive in Ukraine
|1 August, 2011||Politics|
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, 2011||World|
The Kremlin is being forced to be creative to assure a landslide victory
|4 July, 2011||Economics|
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, 2011||Politics|
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, 2011||Economics|
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, 2011||Economics|
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, 2011||Economics|
Ukrainian fuel magnate Dmytro Firtash adds to his nitrogen empire
|23 February, 2011||Economics|
Who are the people behind the country's largest grain scheme?
|20 January, 2011||Economics|
Having control over raw materials is allowing pro-PR tycoons to gobble up steelworks and chemical plants
|14 January, 2011||Economics|
Akhmetov companies are pushing the state out of the coal business