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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online
    May03

    Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online

    The Russian authorities’ latest move against Telegram demonstrates the serious implications for people’s freedom of expression and right to privacy online in Russia and worldwide: …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Crimean Tatar businessman & philanthropist seized in new FSB offensive in Russian-occupied Crimea
    May03

    Crimean Tatar businessman & philanthropist seized in new FSB offensive in Russian-occupied Crimea

    A prominent Crimean Tatar philanthropist and businessman and his sister have been seized after what Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Refat Chubarov called a ‘”black Thursday’ of armed searches in Russian-occupied Crimea. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    French President Emmanuel Macron (MMF ’06): GMF Alumni Focus on the Future of Democracy
    May02

    French President Emmanuel Macron (MMF ’06): GMF Alumni Focus on the Future of Democracy

    French President Emmanuel Macron (MMF ‘06) charmed both Republicans and Democrats during his official state visit to Washington last week, The Washington Post and numerous other outlets reported. Indeed, Macron has been both hailed and criticized as virtually the sole European leader able to forge good working relations with President Trump. The...

    Open the Borders
    May02

    Open the Borders

    Emigration is the elephant in emerging Europe’s room. With the catastrophic numbers of people leaving the region (at least from some parts) speaking for themselves, the reaction of governments has been by and large conspicuously muted. Even in countries where there has been an attempt to address the issue, such as Poland, the resulting...

    Ease of Tax Compliance: Bulgaria Leads the Way in Emerging Europe, Croatia Brings Up the Rear
    May02

    Ease of Tax Compliance: Bulgaria Leads the Way in Emerging Europe, Croatia Brings Up the Rear

    A new report from the TMF Group, a global provider of high-value business services to clients operating and investing globally, has revealed that Bulgaria offers businesses the most simple financial reporting rules in emerging Europe. Of 94 jurisdictions ranked in order of complexity, Bulgaria comes in at 65th, two places ahead of Georgia in...

    Bulgaria Could Be A Positive Example for the Region
    May02

    Bulgaria Could Be A Positive Example for the Region

    Bulgaria became a member of the EU in 2007, a year before the start of the Great Recession. Despite this unfortunate timing, the country has benefited significantly from EU membership – its GDP per capita has reached around 50 per cent of the EU average (from 25 per cent in 2000), and its economy has weathered the global downturn relatively well....

    UK Brexit minister open to Ukraine-style EU association
    May02

    UK Brexit minister open to Ukraine-style EU association

    Brexit minister David Davis said Tuesday (1 May) he has “no intrinsic objection” to the idea of an association deal between Britain and the European Union similar to one the bloc has with Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    The day Russia lost Odesa and launched a lethal propaganda lie used to kill in Donbas
    May02

    The day Russia lost Odesa and launched a lethal propaganda lie used to kill in Donbas

    Those who find only humour in the mention by Donald Trump’s adviser of a ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ that never happened should think again. It is dangerously easy to then convince people it did happen, and there is nothing funny about stories of an invented ‘massacre’ used to send young men to die or to kill others. That is...

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Optimistic About Economic Future
    May02

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Optimistic About Economic Future

    Despite past difficulties, Ukraine’s track record of economic reforms appears to have set the country in the right direction, according to Oleksandr Danylyuk, finance minister of Ukraine. Speaking at the Atlantic Council on April 17, Danylyuk struck an optimistic tone about the coming years in Ukraine as he addressed the economic reforms...

    Ukraine’s Democracy Is Approaching ‘Make Or Break’ — And The West Is Missing In Action
    May01

    Ukraine’s Democracy Is Approaching ‘Make Or Break’ — And The West Is Missing In Action

    Image credit: istockFeaturedvia The Washington PostRussian President Vladimir Putin is waging a global ideological war against Western liberal, democratic values. It has been underway for many years, and it extends from his own immediate neighborhood to Western Europe and, of course, the United States, where he intervened in the U.S. presidential...

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