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14.08.2017

Road To Dispossession: Locals Pushed Aside For The Trans-Crimea Highway

People in Kerch and other locations along the planned highway route are already feeling the pain of dislocation. | detail

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11.08.2017

Rehabilitation Package of Reforms slams discriminatory bills on NGO public reporting

The draft laws proposed "contain a number of provisions that contradict national and international legislation, are discriminatory and consequently should be withdrawn" | detail

Visits 384
14.07.2017

Ukraine is breaching international standards with new laws regarding NGOs

Protest is mounting in Ukraine over two draft bills which would impose discriminatory and excessive demands on NGOs receiving international grants. Prominent human rights activists believe them to be in clear violation of international standards on freedom of association. | detail

Visits 4590
11.07.2017

Ukraine: From targeting anti-corruption NGOs to "a witch hunt on all civic activists"?

While President Poroshenko’s planned cancellation of the requirement for anti-corruption NGOs to fill out e-declarations has been welcomed, alarm has been expressed at proposed amendments to the Tax Code, These would affect all NGOs receiving foreign or state funding, but not supposedly non-profit-making organizations created by political parties or business concerns. | detail

Visits 1947
30.06.2017

Ukraine’s Least Sexy Reform Is Transforming Villages with New Roads, Police, and Even a Telescope

It used to be dark, and children had to jump from stone to stone to get to school. Now, the roads are smooth and brightly lit. Water flows from the mountains by gravity, and thus is free of charge and available to everyone. This is what the residents of southwestern Ukraine’s Poliana village say decentralization has done for them. | detail

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20.06.2017

What Will Ukraine’s Next Big Reform Be?

Luckily, pension reform—unlike land and healthcare reform—has few vested stakes, and it has a good chance of passing | detail

Visits 882
26.05.2017

Transparency International urges the Prosecutor General to take constructive criticism less emotionally

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine and his press office used accusations towards international organizations in response to the critical statement of the anti-corruption network Transparency International concerning the apparent lack of progress in the anti-corruption investigation against the grand corrupts officials of the former regime. | detail

Visits 1160
25.05.2017

The Reform Story Isn’t Over in Kyiv

In the West, many people are ready to write off Ukraine. They wrongly believe that Ukraine’s reforms are stagnating, corruption is widespread, and the country is at war. But Ukraine’s reforms are definitely not done. | detail

Visits 587
28.03.2017

Poroshenko signs anti-Maidan law against NGOs & journalists fighting corruption

President Poroshenko has signed into law a dangerous bill which could be used to put pressure on NGOs, investigative journalists or activists, especially those most actively seeking to expose and eradicate corruption. He has in short allowed a law which his predecessor, now in hiding in Russia, would be proud of. | detail

Visits 27929
09.03.2017

Courthouse Drama: Jailing Of Ukraine Tax Chief Could Signal Watershed In Fight Against ’Corrupt Untouchables’

A ruling by a Kyiv district court to place Ukraine’s top tax official under arrest pending trial on embezzlement charges is being heralded as a landmark win for the country’s independent anticorruption agency and civil society as a whole in its uphill battle against entrenched graft. | detail

Visits 996
06.03.2017

Mystery Surrounds Blockade Forcing Kyiv’s Hand

With only "a little more than 100 men" among the blockaders, according to Semen Semenchenko, a lawmaker and former volunteer-battalion commander who supports the blockade and is the voice behind the livestreamed video, many have questioned the initiative’s grassroots narrative. In particular, they question how it has managed to force Kyiv’s hand so quickly with seemingly little financial support. | detail

Visits 1108
30.01.2017

Ukrainian court sabotages fight against judicial corruption

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau [NABU] has reacted with anger after a court rejected its application to have a Kyiv judge caught taking a huge bribe remanded in custody. The agency pulls no punches, calling the move sabotage and rejecting the court’s attempt to hide behind a dubious ‘statement’ issued recently by the High Council of Justice. | detail

Visits 1811
23.01.2017

Top Ukraine court posts for super-rich judges & defender of Yanukovych’s dictatorship laws?

Among the candidates for posts in the Supreme Court [SCU] are the former President of the Court who justified Viktor Yanukovych’s draconian ‘dictatorship’ laws and judges involved in politically motivated prosecutions. The CHESNO civic movement has sounded the alarm to ensure that purportedly fair competition does not re-establish the heavily tarnished status quo. | detail

Visits 1809
19.01.2017

Ukraine’s High Council of Justice fights back against measures to combat judicial corruption

Corrupt judges can breathe a sigh of relief. An amendment to Ukraine’s Constitution restricting judges’ immunity from arrest in cases where they have been caught committing an offence has been deftly ‘readjusted’ by the High Council of Justice | detail

Visits 1334
16.12.2016

Germany’s Siemens Company accused of scam to bypass Crimean sanctions

A new twist has been reported in the story of Siemens gas turbines which could be used to deliver the turbines to Russian-occupied Crimea without Germany’s Siemens openly bypassing EU sanctions. A check is urgently needed since the scam suggested would cast a shadow over Siemens and demonstrate serious failings in sanction controls. | detail

Visits 6083
16.12.2016

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. | detail

Visits 534
06.12.2016

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 | detail

Visits 598
02.12.2016

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. | detail

Visits 529
04.11.2016

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." | detail

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