EU report: Ukraine carrying out unprecedented reforms
A joint report by the European External Action Service and the European Commission says that Ukraine is carrying out unprecedented reforms across its economy and political system, and its democratic institutions have been further revitalised.
Ukraine’s Most Overlooked Reform Could Bring in Billions
Of the key battles fought in post-Maidan Ukraine, the one over land reform attracts little attention which is a shame
Here’s Why Ukraine Failed to Get More IMF Funding
Clearly the IMF does not trust the Ukrainian authorities to fight corruption. The Ukrainian government must convince the IMF that it is doing something about corruption either through deeds or credible policies.
Why the Revelation of Officials’ Cash, Cars, and a Church Will Change Ukraine for Good
Although the dominant response to the vast wealth declared was disgust, many, including the author, consider "this transparency far more important. It cannot be rolled back."
Assets On Parade: Ukraine Officials Made To Declare Their Bling
The new e-declarations has finally given Ukrainians an opportunity to assess the wealth of senior public servants such as President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroysman .
Serious Risks in Parliament to Rollback Anti-corruption Reform
The Reanimation Package of Reforms is seriously concerned with continuous attempts of the Ukrainian political elite to rollback anticorruption achievements and calls on state leaders to refrain from suspension of the anticorruption reform.
"Faked reform" on electronic declarations lets Ukrainian officials steal with impunity
Civic activists and prominent newspapers have condemned what they see as deliberate sabotage of the electronic income declaration system and called on the West to refuse both financial aid and visa-free travel until Ukraine’s leaders stop trying to con the country’s citizens .
’Like Being A Slave’: Workers On Russia’s Bridge To Crimea Report Abuse, Deceit
The Kerch Strait Bridge is Russia’s top-priority infrastructure project. At a cost of at least $4.5 billion, the 19-kilometer car-and-rail bridge will tie Russia to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula Moscow annexed from Ukraine after sending in troops and staging a referendum dismissed as illegitimate by 100 countries in a UN vote
Anti-corruption organizations demand action on Yanukovych regime prosecutions
Transparency International Ukraine, lawyers representing the families of the Heavenly Hundred and other anti-corruption organizations point to the failure of Ukraine’s law enforcement bodies to convict even one high-ranking official of the previous regime.
What’s Behind the Resignation of Minister Abromavicius?
The resignation of Aivaras Abromavicius from the position of Minister of Economic Development and Trade is another nail in the coffin for the hopes for serious reform in Ukraine
Open Letter: It is Not Minister Abromavichus Who Has to Resign
Minister Abromavichus’ resignation could result in loss of legitimacy by President Poroshenko “which will put on hold the reform efforts, corruption fighting, eliminate any opportunity for the constitutional reform and Minsk-2 format, and simplify the task for the Russian government to destroy the Ukrainian state.
Donbas miners charged with ‘treason’ for going on strike
Miners in Kremlin-backed militant-controlled Makiyivka may face trial for ‘treason’ after going on strike earlier in January over unpaid wages.
Green Light for Corrupt Politicians slipped into 2016 Budget
Transparency International in Ukraine has joined MPs in trying to find out how a norm appeared in Ukraine’s 2016 Budget allowing officials to defer making electronic income and property declarations until 2017
Top officials still get away with corruption – thanks to Ukrainian courts
Only one in five court rulings on corruption charges against high-ranking officials ends with the person convicted and imprisoned. More often they get off with a fine or suspended sentence. In a number of cases, the defendant was acquitted despite a considerable weight of proof of guilt.
‘Radical Party’ MP & sponsor ‘forgot’ to declare a luxury apartment in Paris
An MP and sponsor of the populist Radical Party which came to power promising to radically combat corruption has concealed ownership of a flat in the centre of Paris worth well over a million EUR. If this is an embarrassment, so too should be the news of the Radical Party’s strange electoral bedfellows in the Kherson oblast.
Rigged and Secretive Fight against Corruption?
Scandal does not go away by being muffled, and how else can you view the refusal to allow anti-corruption investigative journalists into the first meeting of an anti-corruption commission?
Government accused of rigging anti-corruption selection commission
Civic activists have accused the Cabinet of Ministers of rigging the selection committee for members of the National Anti-Corruption Agency and demand that NGOs actively engaged in fighting corruption be included in the process.
Fighting Corruption the Ukrainian Way
The article looks at the specific features of corruption in Ukraine, and the process for appointing the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau
It’s Tax Time In Ukraine, And Financial Discrepancies Suggest Corruption Endures
The gaps between officials’ incomes and their assets are a painful reminder of the deep-rooted corruption and insider deals that continue to plague Ukrainian politics, despite being the main cause of two revolutions