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Small business owners once again protest in Kyiv

Over 200 organizations and trade unions supported Thursday’s protest action “Vpered!” [“Forward] outside parliament. Small and medium business owners say that the actions of the authorities are depriving them of their work and that they have no option but to protest | detail

Visits 2119

New law on Public procurement means information about most tenders will be concealed

A week after the Law on Access to Public Information came into force, amendments to the law on public procurement will considerably reduce the amount of information available in the vital area of public procurement and tenders | detail

Visits 1785

Parliament rewrites public procurement rules

According to the amendments passed by the ruling majority, there will now be no need to receive the agreement of the body authorized to deal with public procurement, while the bodies authorized to oversee procurement will have no right to interfere | detail

Visits 1446

Transparency International: Ukraine Needs a Comprehensive Strategy to Combat Endemic Corruption

"In general, the fight against corruption in Ukraine is often reduced to sound bites. ..There is a general feeling that the actions of the government are more an imitation of action, rather than a true desire to implement fundamental reform" | detail

Visits 1741

More and more Ukrainians working on the black

Illegal employment is becoming more widespread in Ukraine. Employers don’t want to make the payments required from official pay, while Ukrainians are looking for work whatever the conditions | detail

Visits 954

Corruption in Ukraine: From Chaotic to Systemic

Despite declarations by those in power of their commitment to fighting corruption, bribe-taking is changing form, but not its essence. Analysts believe that this is making it more dangerous for the country | detail

Visits 2478

Lviv courts inundated by Chernobyl victims’ civil suits

Victims of the Chernobyl Disaster have become much more active at standing up for their rights in court. However they have to wait years for enforcement of the court rulings | detail

Visits 2200

Yet another sticking point in fighting corruption

Deputies cannot decide what level of expenditure by officials needs to be declared. The relevant committee is seeking to have the present figure from the President’s anti-corruption law lowered from 50 thousand UAH | detail

Visits 1927

Chernobyl Disaster: another anniversary, the same old problems

As the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster approaches, Maxim Shcherbatyuk from UHHRU writes that the Ukrainian government has for many years failed to implement the legislative provisions aimed at helping those who suffered most directly | detail

Visits 1815

Corruption in Ukrainian higher education

33% of the students asked in a study published by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation had direct experience of corruption while 29% had heard about it from others | detail

Visits 993

Huge number of Ukrainians live on less than 150 Euros a month

Around 14-15 million Ukrainians (with a population of 46 million) live under the poverty line. Of these 11.5 million are pensioners | detail

Visits 2494

Tax Code protest will continue but through different means

Some of the Tax Code protesters want to force the authorities to reduce pressure on small-business owners by pushing through their own version of reforms. Others do not believe in dialogue with those in power and are calling for re-elections. | detail

Visits 1664

National Deputy of Ukraine: cost effective?

Ukraine’s Parliament is implementing some of the most stringent social and economic reforms in the country’s history, yet at the same time sees fit to increase the annual maintenance allowance for each Deputy to 700 thousand UAH – at Ukrainian citizens’ expense. | detail

Visits 1885

Inaccessible “accessible” housing

An Accounting Chamber report says that the State Programme for Providing Young People with Housing for 2002-2012 can be considered moribund through the fault of the government | detail

Visits 1168

Refined torment of miners

The management of the Duvannaya Mine has ntroduced new disciplinary penalties for workers: an orange jacket with the words “I am an offender” plus compulsory work will now supposedly "teach" negligent workers and others | detail

Visits 2207

Verkhovna Rada passes President’s anti-corruption law

On Thursday 277 National Deputies voted for draft Law No. 7487. This was, according to the Liga.net correspondent, despite the fact that there only just over 100 Deputies, including members of the opposition in parliament during the vote | detail

Visits 1890

Public servants will begin declaring income and expenditure no earlier than 2012

Adoption of the President’s anti-corruption draft law, scheduled for Thursday, has again been deferred | detail

Visits 1799

New body proposed for fighting corruption

The draft law’s author, H. Moskal, says that the Presidential draft law norm on financial control at present being reworked in parliament is “toothless”, failing to specify what needs to be declared, and how, who oversees whether the information is correct, as well as liability if it is not | detail

Visits 2332

On (not) fighting corruption: The President and Ministers don’t have to declare income

Public officials – from the President to heads of district administrations – have received a unique opportunity to not publish information about their income | detail

Visits 3582

Traffic Police use parking regulations against peaceful protesters

The traffic police are drawing up protocols against 10 participants in the Tax Code protest car rally for infringement of parking regulations on European Square in Kyiv. | detail

Visits 1183
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