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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    EU-backed programme promotes decentralisation of politics in Ukraine
    Apr10

    EU-backed programme promotes decentralisation of politics in Ukraine

    After centuries of being dependent on a central power, the villages of Ukraine are starting to feel the benefits of self-governance thanks to a European Union-backed program called U-LEAD, which has already tripled rural resources and boosted sleepy economies. EURACTIV’s media partner efe-epa reports. …read more Source:...

    Russia Turns Screws on Popular Messaging App
    Apr10

    Russia Turns Screws on Popular Messaging App

    Saying user messages are sacrosanct, Telegram is refusing to give the authorities back-door access to accounts. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Economic Growth of Ukraine Depends on Completing Pending Reforms Quickly
    Apr10

    Economic Growth of Ukraine Depends on Completing Pending Reforms Quickly

    Ukraine’s economy grew by 2.5 per cent in 2017, the second year of modest growth, according to the World Bank’s latest Ukraine Economic Update. Growth in manufacturing, services, and construction was robust, but weaknesses in the agriculture and mining sectors, together with delays in key reforms to further strengthen investor...

    Merkel: No Nord Stream 2 without guarantee for Ukraine’s gas transit role
    Apr10

    Merkel: No Nord Stream 2 without guarantee for Ukraine’s gas transit role

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today (10 April) that plans for a controversial second underwater pipeline to bring gas from Russia could not go forward without Ukrainian involvement in overland transit. …read more Source:...

    Israel and the Search for a Balance of Power
    Apr10

    Israel and the Search for a Balance of Power

    By Jacob L. Shapiro While the rest of the world was focused on the Assad regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons outside Damascus over the weekend, on April 9 Israel’s air force attacked an Iranian target in Syria for the second time in 2018. The target was Tiyas air base, located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Palmyra....

    Plundering & Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia & occupied Crimea
    Apr10

    Plundering & Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia & occupied Crimea

    A year after Russia outlawed the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a first believer is on trial, facing a ten-year prison sentence and repressive measures are gaining pace. These include armed searches and arrests, as well as the state theft of Jehovah’s Witness land and property. It seems only a matter of time before Jehovah’s Witnesses...

    Plundering & Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia & occupied Crimea
    Apr10

    Plundering & Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia & occupied Crimea

    A year after Russia outlawed the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a first believer is on trial, facing a ten-year prison sentence and repressive measures are gaining pace. These include armed searches and arrests, as well as the state theft of Jehovah’s Witness land and property. It seems only a matter of time before Jehovah’s Witnesses...

    Russia hides Ukrainian sentenced to 12 years for a snapshot of cows at a disused aerodrome
    Apr10

    Russia hides Ukrainian sentenced to 12 years for a snapshot of cows at a disused aerodrome

    After concocting a ‘trial’ on truly surreal ‘spying’ charges to imprison Ukrainian Viktor Shur, Russia has since deployed any means to prevent him having contact with the Ukrainian consul and lawyers …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    The Oligarch Designations: Assets in the West are on the Table
    Apr09

    The Oligarch Designations: Assets in the West are on the Table

    In freezing the assets of seven Russian oligarchs on April 6 under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act and other Russia sanctions authorities, the U.S. government went after individuals with a sizeable economic footprint in the United States and Europe. This decision raises the stakes of the Russia sanctions program,...

    EU: No Money for Moldova Until Chisinau Gets Tough on Corruption
    Apr09

    EU: No Money for Moldova Until Chisinau Gets Tough on Corruption

    Report stressed the need to tackle high-level graft, recover the money lost in the ‘theft of the century,’ and prosecute the culprits. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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