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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Civil Service Reform May Revolutionize Ukraine
    Dec22

    Civil Service Reform May Revolutionize Ukraine

    It took a staggering sixteen months and it wasn’t easy. The old guard resisted it every step of the way. Ukraine’s parliament passed civil service reform, one of the highest priorities of the Euromaidan’s young reformers, on December 10.The Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR), a civic group, described the development as...

    Russian Activist Jailed for Separatism
    Dec22

    Russian Activist Jailed for Separatism

    Another Kremlin critic is sentenced for attending unsanctioned public events. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia Will Sue to Recover Ukrainian Debt
    Dec22

    Russia Will Sue to Recover Ukrainian Debt

    The Kremlin has also announced a food embargo against Ukraine effective 1 January. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ciudadanos call on Rajoy to be allowed to form minority government but Socialists refuse to offer support
    Dec22

    Ciudadanos call on Rajoy to be allowed to form minority government but Socialists refuse to offer support

    Ciudadanos call on Rajoy to be allowed to form minority government but Socialists refuse to offer supportA spokesman for the Spanish Socialist party (PSOE) said yesterday, “It is up to [Partido Popular] to try and form a new government. But the PSOE will vote No.” For his part, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said he is seeking allies for a...

    This Religious Calendar is the Cat’s Meow
    Dec22

    This Religious Calendar is the Cat’s Meow

    Some faithful are perplexed, but a Russian Orthodox spokesman says a publication featuring priests and their cats is no ‘big sin.’ From Global Voices. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Moldova Communists Quit Party, Form Pro-EU Group
    Dec22

    Moldova Communists Quit Party, Form Pro-EU Group

    President names ex-premier Ion Sturza to form new government, as exit of 14 Communist deputies bolsters pro-EU side. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia to Impose Food Ban Against Ukraine Starting Jan. 1
    Dec21

    Russia to Impose Food Ban Against Ukraine Starting Jan. 1

    The Moscow Times. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    An Alliance Deterred
    Dec21

    An Alliance Deterred

    NATO leaders intended the Alliance’s Trident Juncture military exercises, in part, to send a message to Russia that they would not hesitate to defend allied territory. That intention was commendable. But one wonders how exercises in the western Mediterranean will deter Russian ambitions that lie 3,000 km away in Ukraine and on the borders...

    A New Episode in EU-Turkish Relations: Why so Much Bitterness?
    Dec21

    A New Episode in EU-Turkish Relations: Why so Much Bitterness?

    The EU-Turkey Summit on November 29, 2015 has been described as a revitalization of EU-Turkish relations after years of inertia. Some very promising, concrete actions with associated timelines are mentioned in the summit conclusions, such as regular high-level meetings, the opening of new chapters, further dialogue in energy cooperation, and the...

    The Kremlin’s Dangerous New Threat in Ukraine
    Dec21

    The Kremlin’s Dangerous New Threat in Ukraine

    Fighting continues to gradually intensify in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin-backed militants are now using heavy weapons, including tanks, artillery, and ferocious Grad rocket systems, sporadically. Moscow’s rationale behind this latest escalation is to achieve a frozen conflict by gradually sabotaging the execution of the Minsk II ceasefire...

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