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    SEVEN KEY REFORMS FOR UKRAINE IN 2016
    Jan27

    SEVEN KEY REFORMS FOR UKRAINE IN 2016

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —- After Orthodox Christmas, I spent a few days in Kyiv. It is quite striking how the mood has changed in a positive direction. The 2016 budget and the modified tax code were adopted on December 24. After two weeks of well-deserved rest, there is a sudden realization that Ukraine accomplished many important […] …read more...

    European Parliament backs visa-free regime with Ukraine
    Jan27

    European Parliament backs visa-free regime with Ukraine

    The European Parliament called on EU institutions to proceed with the legislative procedure for putting Ukraine on the list of countries whose citizens will be enjoying a visa-free regime with the EU. European Parliament positively assesses the efforts by the Ukrainian leadership in the fulfillment of the action plan on visa liberalization and...

    Bucharest Extends Lifeline to Moldova
    Jan27

    Bucharest Extends Lifeline to Moldova

    Romania’s loan offer comes a week after the latest government took office amid mass protests in Chisinau against corruption. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine to file complaint with WTO over Russia’s trade ban
    Jan27

    Ukraine to file complaint with WTO over Russia’s trade ban

    Kiev says Russia’s ban on Ukrainian products undermines the World Trade Organization rules, and plans to raise the issue at a WTO meeting in February, RT reports. In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to suspend the free trade treaty with Ukraine, starting this year. He said Kiev’s move to open its borders […]...

    Court bans Communist Party of Ukraine
    Jan27

    Court bans Communist Party of Ukraine

    The Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine rejected the opening of the appeal proceedings on the appeal of the Communist Party of Ukraine. As the press service of the Ministry of Justice, the Communist Party tried to judicially challenge the legal opinion of the Commission on compliance with the law “On the condemnation of the Communist […]...

    Vakarchuk, President Poroshenko and the Order of Liberty
    Jan27

    Vakarchuk, President Poroshenko and the Order of Liberty

    The leader of the group “Okean Elzy” Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, the received award from the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, said critics at the awards presentation. In his blog, the musician wrote that “political leaders are choosing private before state” and tend to sit on multiple chairs. The leader of the group “Okean Elzy” Svyatoslav...

    Ukraine has made gains, but the fight isn’t over yet
    Jan27

    Ukraine has made gains, but the fight isn’t over yet

    Former European Union president Jose Manuel Barrossa: “The reforms have been impressive but the most important problem is still corruption. Ukraine must outlaw conflicts of interest in politics (oligarch influences); do asset recovery; reform taxation and customs; reverse illegal privatizations; and stop concealment of assets offshore. If not...

    Russian Entente Nears as Allies Give Ukraine Sanctions Hint
    Jan27

    Russian Entente Nears as Allies Give Ukraine Sanctions Hint

    Calls for better relations with Russia show Putin’s success at convincing them that he’s interested in conflict resolution, even when that’s not necessarily the case. …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

    Ukraine’s Economic Revival Starting in the West
    Jan27

    Ukraine’s Economic Revival Starting in the West

    On January 1, as the West opened its doors to goods from Ukraine, the Kremlin closed its doors to almost all trade with Ukraine. European investors in western Ukraine are also encouraged by the influence of Samopomich, a pro-development, low-corruption political party that dominates Ukraine’s west. This party encourages citizen involvement...

    Germany, Dump Nord Stream 2
    Jan27

    Germany, Dump Nord Stream 2

    Increasingly, there is growing resentment from Italy, Poland, the Baltic states, Ukraine, and Central European countries about Berlin’s determination to build Nord Stream 2. Nord Stream 2 has become so controversial for its opponents because it runs contrary to Merkel’s policy toward Russia in addition to undermining the EU’s...

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