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06.09.2013

Ukraine falls 11 places in global competitiveness rating

The drop in its position is seen in most areas identified, but most of all with respect to macroeconomic stability. The report warns that in the absence of reforms the situation will get even worse | detail

Visits 1324
28.08.2013

Ukraine world leader for number of taxes

Liga.net reports that according to the World Bank’s Doing Business rating, Ukraine has the highest rate of taxes in the world with the average Ukraine business paying 28 types of tax a year. | detail

Visits 1353
22.08.2013

Miners forced to begin major protest – for their wages

Miners from Pervomaisk in the Luhansk oblast on 21 August began a protest march, initially to Luhansk, under the banner “Donbas, Rise from your knees!” They’re owed 8 million UAH | detail

Visits 1701
19.08.2013

Cushioned for Life

Ekonomichna Pravda has published details about social benefits and pensions in Ukraine which show that former MPs receive a pension 10.5 times higher than the average for the country. A former judge’s pension is five times higher | detail

Visits 1358
13.08.2013

Journalist corruption investigations can force authorities to watch their step

Oleksy Shalaisky, Editor of the public spending watchdog Nashi Hroshi [ Our Money] says that journalist investigations do lead to corrupt set ups and machinations being terminated. | detail

Visits 1352
12.08.2013

Parliamentarians’ secrecy regarding income given judicial OK

The District Administrative Court in Kyiv, under Judge Arina Lytvynova, upheld the refusal by the Verkhovna Rada Office to provide members of the public with copies of MPs’ income declarations | detail

Visits 2783
02.08.2013

Even milked down attempt to reign in MPs’ appetites shelved

The authors propose removing the right to free travel on public transport (minimal cost and largely theoretical), but have changed their mind about fining MPs for missing parliamentary sessions or committee meetings without good reason | detail

Visits 2156
12.07.2013

Vast majority say corruption has increased a lot over last two years

According to Transparency International’s Coordinator for Post-Soviet Countries, Ukraine’s government is fighting corruption in word alone. She says that it has not undertaken any serious reform in recent years and simply makes promises which the public has stopped believing. | detail

Visits 1387
08.07.2013

Ukrainian Mines becoming even more dangerous

The State Industrial Inspectorate has seen a sharp increase in the number of safety infringements on mines, with private mines, including those owned by Akhmetov, which are profit-making being the worst offenders | detail

Visits 1413
08.07.2013

PACE unimpressed by Ukraine’s efforts to fight corruption

Mailis Reps, the author of the Resolution told the Deutsche Welle Ukrainian Service that although Yanukovych made the fight against corruption one of the slogans in his presidential campaign, there has been no particular progress over the last few years. | detail

Visits 1625
05.06.2013

Parliament refuses to reduce President’s and own perks

On Tuesday the Verkhovna Rada was unable to cancel lifelong pay, State dachas and medical care for former Heads of State; the perks previously received by Verkhovna Rada Speakers; or restrict MPs’ pension benefit | detail

Visits 1814
16.05.2013

The Minimalist Approach to Fighting Corruption

On Tuesday Ukraine’s parliament adopted a law on implementing State anti-corruption policy, and rejected two draft bills aimed at strengthening that same anti-corruption policy | detail

Visits 2304
15.05.2013

President’s Administration pays rent to shadowy firm behind Mezhyhirya

During 2012 the President’s Administration paid 100 thousand UAH to Tantalit - a firm believed to have links with the Yanukovych family - for renting an office for Viktor Yanukovych in the latter’s sumptuous residence at Mezhyhirya. | detail

Visits 2328
13.05.2013

Those in power declare modest earnings, flaunt expensive watches

Oleksy Khmara from Transparency International in Ukraine believes the President’s "royalties" for non-existent publicaitons, as well as the entire business of Yanukovych’s elder son may be about trying to legalize income | detail

Visits 1819
22.04.2013

“Travelling parliament” laws get Presidential OK

The President’s decision to sign the laws comes after a number of commentators, including the head of Transparency International Ukraine were entirely blunt about the consequences of this travelling show for Ukraine’s dismal record on fighting corruption | detail

Visits 1689
19.04.2013

Anti-corruption measures don’t apply to most corrupt areas

The Justice Ministry has stated that the losses from corruption last year came to nearly 1.8 billion UAH. Experts believe that the real figures are many times greater and point to the inadequate anti-corruption legislation | detail

Visits 1554
17.04.2013

Strictly confidential corruption

Justice Minister Lavrynovych has defended the secret nature of the Unified State Register of Persons Guilty of Corruption Offences making it just about as useful a weapon against corruption as the inactive National Anti-Corruption Commission under the President | detail

Visits 1323
15.04.2013

High Court sees no problem with travelling opposition-less parliament

The High Administrative Court on Friday has found that the “Verkhovna Rada” which held a meeting on 4 April on Bankova St and not in the Verkhovna Rada buildings to which opposition MPs were not admitted was able to pass laws | detail

Visits 1688
11.04.2013

Donetsk lawyer goes to court over “travelling Verkhovna Rada” decisions

Roman Doludaryov is particularly concerned by the changes involving billions made to the 2013 State Budget by the ruling majority at a meeting which opposition MPs were stopped from attending | detail

Visits 1781
09.04.2013

Dodgy „parliament”, dodgy laws

During blackouts, looters grab their chance. During any high-profile events or disturbances in Ukraine, it’s all too often parliament that needs to be closely watched | detail

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