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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine’s Signature Transparency Initiative Comes Under Fire Again
    Sep13

    Ukraine’s Signature Transparency Initiative Comes Under Fire Again

    In October 2014, Ukraine’s parliament passed a law requiring all public officials to file an electronic declaration disclosing their assets. The law requires the identification of assets directly held by officials, as well as those held by family members, which means officials can no longer hide illegally obtained assets in the names of...

    Ukraine reports death of three soldiers as EU pushes for peace
    Sep13

    Ukraine reports death of three soldiers as EU pushes for peace

    Ukraine said today (13 September) that pro-Russian insurgents had killed three of its soldiers in violation of a truce the foreign ministers of Germany and France will try to revive in Kyiv this week. …read more Source:...

    Russian Mining Giant Takes Blame for Turning River Red
    Sep13

    Russian Mining Giant Takes Blame for Turning River Red

    Norilsk Nickel has admitted that spillage from a dam caused the Daldykan River near the city of Norilsk to turn blood red. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Civil society in Russia – Where external support is vital
    Sep13

    Civil society in Russia – Where external support is vital

    Russian NGOs are under pressure: They are hindered in their work with laws and checks by the authorities, paralyzed and driven to close down. External support is not only helpful, but vital. In the last four years, more than thirty new laws and legislative amendments have been passed in Russia that restrict personal freedoms, according to human...

    No right for digital participation in many regions of the world
    Sep13

    No right for digital participation in many regions of the world

    In many regions of the world the freedom of the Internet is just an illusion. Especially in Arab countries, the neighbouring states of Russia and Subsahara-Africa the year 2015 marked the lowest point for democratic participation and civil liberties. Isn’t it incongruous? More than two billion people around the world use a mobile phone,...

    Authoritarian repression under the pretext of sovereignty
    Sep13

    Authoritarian repression under the pretext of sovereignty

    The repression of civil societies activites in countries like Egypt and Russia are justified with the “protection of the states sovereignity” and the “principle of non-intervention”. When unwelcomed critique is silenced, activists need all our solidarity and support. Over the past years a number of states – democratic as...

    Modeling of FDI in business services: additional effects in case of Ukraine’s European integration
    Sep13

    Modeling of FDI in business services: additional effects in case of Ukraine’s European integration

    To analyze Ukraine’s deep and comprehensive integration with the EU, we develop a multi-regional general-equilibrium simulation model incorporating heterogeneous firms and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in business services. This allows for consideration of (a) trade growth in new varieties; (b) aggregate productivity changes attributed to...

    Kremlin-backed militants ‘arrest’ teenagers as ‘Ukrainian saboteurs’
    Sep13

    Kremlin-backed militants ‘arrest’ teenagers as ‘Ukrainian saboteurs’

    Militants from the so-called ‘Donbas people’s republic’ [DNR] have ‘arrested’ 7 teenagers and claim that they were blowing up civilian and military targets for Ukraine’s SBU [Security Service]. The reports, backed only by videos of the lads supposedly ‘confessing’, are chillingly similar to Russia’s recent...

    Belarusians Elect Their House of Representatives
    Sep13

    Belarusians Elect Their House of Representatives

    Belarus held parliamentary elections on Sunday, September 11. Two opposition-minded candidates have been elected to the Belarusian legislature’s lower chamber, the House of Representatives: Anna Konopatskaya from the United Civic Party (headed by Anatol Lebedko, a long-time opposition politician) and Elena Anisim, deputy chairperson of the...

    260 foreign ships identified as in breach of international law for entering Crimea
    Sep13

    260 foreign ships identified as in breach of international law for entering Crimea

    Black Sea News, together with the monitoring group of the Maidan of Foreign Affairs, have published a blacklist of 260 foreign ships that entered Crimea since Russia’s invasion and annexation up till August 15, 2016. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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