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Work in Ukraine’s Shadow Economy

Between one and a half and two million Ukrainians work without the necessary legal documents and, therefore, protection, while around 300 thousand work in conditions which do not comply with health and safety requirements | детальніше

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Some thoughts regarding criminal cases against Tax Code Protesters

The author considers that the criminal cases are immoral | детальніше

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Assembly of Small and Medium Level Business Civic Organizations speak out against repression

The Assembly of Small and Medium Level Business Civic Organizations of Ukraine has issued an appeal regarding repressive measures taken against those who took part in the mass protest on Kyiv’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti against the new Tax Code | детальніше

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Criminal investigation against yet another Tax Code protester

On 13 January one of the protesters against the new Tax Code, Roman Fedchuk, was summoned to the police where he was officially informed that a criminal case has been initiated. | детальніше

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OECD urges Ukraine to put anti-corruption declarations into actions

Ukraine has made little progress in tackling corruption over the past four years, despite regular pledges from the country’s leaders to take action, according to a new OECD report | детальніше

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Parliament allows officials to continue concealing income and expenditure

The Verkhovna Rada has failed to support a draft law which would have obliged high-ranking public officials carrying out State and local self-government functions and members of their family to declare income and expenditure | детальніше

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Ukraine trailing all European countries in economic freedom ratings

According to the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom published by the The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation, Ukraine has the worst rating of 43 countries in Europe and is in 164th place out of 179 countries. Its figures have been getting worse for several years in a row. | детальніше

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Undermining the Tax Code Protesters’ Maidan?

The authorities are for the nth time shooting themselves in the foot, and seem incapable of grasping that methods of force against ones own people are doomed to crashing defeat. | детальніше

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Call for Veto on Law alleged to restrict inconvenient trade unions

Ukraine’s trade union leaders are demanding that the President vetoes the Law on Social Dialogue which they believe imposes discrimination and restricts the rights of trade union organizations not close to the regime | детальніше

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New legislation denies small shareholder their rights

On 22 December 2010 a law was passed which forces small shareholders to sell their shares to a large shareholder or joint group of shares owning more than 95% of the company’s shares | детальніше

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Reformers of the Mining Industry – Miners’ Opinion not needed?

Plans to close or privatize mines are being made without any consultation with specialists and those most immediately affected | детальніше

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Ongoing Ukrainian Saga of not fighting corruption

The new draft law, presented by the President two weeks before important anti-corruption laws should have come into force but were instead revoked, removes any demand for income declarations | детальніше

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Police detain “or summon for questioning” two Tax Code Protesters

The National Coordination Council of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs reported on Thursday that two participants in the protests against the new Tax Code had been detained by the police. The police claim they were taken for questioning as witnesses | детальніше

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12 million Ukrainians do not reach the minimum subsistence level

23% of Ukrainians in urban areas and every third person – 38% - in rural areas receive incomes lower than the minimum subsistence level | детальніше

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Draft law would give tax concessions to the Moscow Patriarchate

Two National Deputies from the Party of the Regions are proposing to waive tax on the construction of the tallest cathedral in Europe which the Orthodox Church under the Moscow Patriarchate is undertaking in Kyiv | детальніше

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Budget authors kind to their own?

Expenditure is particularly high for the Management of Affairs (servicing the President) with this increasing by 400 million UAH in the draft 2011 Budget | детальніше

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So how long can Ukraine defer measures against corruption?

According to Transparency International’s 2010 Global Corruption Barometer the sitiuation in Ukraine has worsened since last year, and the 34% who reported having paid bribes during the last year was considerably worse than in Russia (26% and Belarus (27%), | детальніше

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Restricting maximum pension size: reform or more PR?

The government has long come up against the lack of divide in legislation between guarantees which by their very essence are socio-economic rights with provisions which are effectively privileges | детальніше

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Criminal investigation initiated over alleged damage from Tax Code Protesters’ tent camp

The Article of the Criminal Code being applied is over deliberate damage, and one of the protest’s organizers has been summoned for questioning | детальніше

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Will the anti-corruption laws finally come into effect?

From 1 January 20100 a package of anti-corruption laws are due to come into force, however it is not inconceivable that parliamentarians will again defer this | детальніше

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