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    Ukrainian IT brain drain: where IT professionals go, and why they leave

    The majority of IT specialists who have left Ukraine currently live in Poland (26%), Germany (19%), the USA (13%) and the Netherlands (6%). This is according to the results of a survey from DOU, popular Ukrainian portal for Ukrainian IT professionals. In the previous 5 years, the tendency of experienced and qualified IT specialists to … The post...

    Estonian e-government system to eliminate administrative hell in Ukraine’s civil service

    Ukraine has received an electronic system with the ability to fundamentally change life throughout the country. In Estonia, 98% of civil service is conducted through the internet, elections are held online and corruption has been eliminated from the sphere of civil service –thanks to this system. The Internet-newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda spoke...

    Activists hold 300-strong car protest drive to house of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General

    On December 9, international anti-corruption day, activists in Ukraine held a protest drive-in to the house of Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko. The 300-strong car protest was organized by Automaidan and the Corruption Prevention Center and is a direct reminder of the car rallies which Euromaidan protesters held to the house of Yanukovych four...

    Georgian ex-President Saakashvili detained in Kyiv

    Ex-Georgian President, former governor of Odesa Oblast Mikheil Saakshvili has been detained in Kyiv, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko confirmed. He wrote on his facebook page that Saakashili had been detained in accordance with the search order by the National Police, who located him on vul. Vidradna in Kyiv, and that...

    Ukrainain school promotes inclusion for students with disabilities

    It’s 8 and the school bus is dropping students off at school. Some kids exit by themselves, others are helped by caregivers. Some, like Katya, bring their parents with them. Katya studies at a school with inclusive education. This cheerful girl has many hobbies, with dancing, English, and drawing among her favorites. Kateryna Tomasheva,...

    Ukraine may swap its 74 hostages in occupied Donbas before New Year

    The prisoner swap process had been de-facto blocked by Russia for 15 months. The last exchange took place on 17 September 2016, when Ukrainian nationals Volodymyr Zhemchuhov and UN mission employee Yurii Suprun were released from captivity. Later the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Donbas settlement discussed swaps for more than a year,...

    Despite criticism, Ukrainian Parliament dismisses head of Anti-Corruption Committee Soboliev

    Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) voted to dismiss Samopomich MP Yehor Soboliev from his post of head of the Committee on Prevention and Counteraction to Corruption, despite criticism by Ukraine’s Western partners. The vote was held on December 7, one day after members of the Committee passed the decision within the Committee....

    Ukraine’s anti-corruption reforms are going in the wrong direction: open letter to the EU

    On behalf of Ukraine’s civil society and reform community, we would like to address you regarding the evaluation of the reform process taking place since the signature of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. We acknowledge significant results Ukraine has achieved, particularly in the spheres of investigation of high-profile corruption and...

    UPDATING: Saakashvili detained in Kyiv for “supporting criminal organizations”

    In the morning of December 5, law enforcers came to search the house of ex-Georgian President and ex-Odesa Oblast governor Mikheil Saakashvili in Kyiv, Ukraine. As a result, Saakashvili was detained. This happened after more than a month and a half of permanent protests near the Ukrainian Parliament and across Ukraine, led by Saakashvili. In …...

    International Criminal Court points to direct military confrontation between Russia and Ukraine

    In its Report on Preliminary Examination Activities 2016, the Office reported that by April 30, 2014 the intensity of hostilities between Ukrainian government forces and anti-government armed elements had reached “a level that would trigger the application of the law of armed conflict and that the armed groups operating in eastern Ukraine,...

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