23 September 2016 Mass media

Ukraine president seeks to avoid “chaos and anarchy” as his ratings fall

Oleksiy Haran, a professor of comparative politics at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, explains to bne IntelliNews that the opposition is unwittingly doing Russia’s bidding. “The problem is that plans of the Ukrainian opposition coincide, either voluntarily or involuntary, with the plans of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, who wants to see tensions and early [parliamentary] elections in Ukraine.”

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28 January 2016
Events

Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Intiatives Foundation is among the top think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe

Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DIF) has entered the list of 90 most influential think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe. It is situated on 48th place.

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25 January 2016
Mass media

Ukrainian-Russian Conflict and Its Implications for Northeast Asia*

What implications does Ukrainian-Russian conflict have for Northeast Asia region? In what way violation of international law, guaranties and system of balances will influence both internal situation in the region and relations between great powers regarding Northeast Asia in general and Korean problem, in particular.

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12 January 2016
Mass media

Wir haben überlebt. Über Erfolge und Niederlagen der Ukraine

Die Ukraine muss vorzeitige Wahlen unbedingt vermeiden", so Aleksej Haran

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21 December 2015
Policy papers

Regulating party finances in Ukraine: lessons from the Czech Republic

This paper will start with a general overview of party financing in Ukraine and its recent legal changes. It will then proceed to examine Czech legislat ion on party financ ing and highlight its main advantages and drawbacks. We will use them in order to draw lessons that could be applied in U kraine.

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15 December 2015
Articles

Violations, non-conformity and manipulations by Russia of the Minsk agreements implementation: expert report

In the joint publication ‘State of Minsk agreements implementation: An unofficial Ukrainian experts’ opinion’, Hanna Shelest, Oleksii Izhak, Maksym Palamarchuk and Oleksiy Haran presented their assessments of the current state of the benchmarks implementation for peace settlement process in Ukraine as agreed by the four ‘Normandy format’ leaders in February 2015. This publication started the ‘Peace to Ukraine’ publication series of the International Renaissance Foundation’s European programme initiative.

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10 December 2015
Events

Maria Zolkina spoke at the workshop “Frontiers of Democracy: Embedding Democratic Values in Moldova and Ukraine”

The trends of political and civic participation have been changing in Ukraine Euromaidan. Volunteering has been on the rise, horizontal links creating a community became stronger, and indeed trust in non-state institutions and movements (volunteers, church, NGOs, volunteer battalions) has increased. At the same time, when it comes to trust-distrust balance regarding state and political actors has returned to negative numbers after some increase on the wave of Revolution. The only state-related institution in which people trust more now are Defense Forces of Ukraine. To rebuild trust, the delivery of reforms (especially in areas prioritized the most by the public – anticorruption, law enforcement) will be key, said Zolkina. While the volunteer movement is unprecedentedly strong, it cannot substitute the state, she noted.

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2 December 2015
Events

All Quiet on the Other Front? State and Prospectives of Reforms in Ukraine

Today, Ukraine fights on two fronts – one to regain its territorial integrity against Russia’s aggression, and the second one is the front of reforms. In order to discuss how Ukraine implements various reforms, Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels in cooperation with the Open Society European Policy Institute and with support of the Think Tank Fund, the International Renaissance Foundation and SIDA organized a discussion Ukraine’s Other Front: State of Play and Prospects on Reforms on November 30th in Brussels.

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29 November 2015
Policy papers

Decentralization Reform in Ukraine: Prospects and Challenges

What Ukrainian government has achieved in terms of the decentralizaion reform so far? What are the future prospects of the reforms? How could the EU help Ukraine in implementing the reform? These are the main issues which Oleksii Sydorchuk, policy analyst of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, addresses in the latest policy brief.

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23 November 2015
Mass media

Experts: Time running out for government to fulfill EuroMaidan goals

The EuroMaidan Revolution was successful in terms of ousting disgraced ex-President Viktor Yanukovych and his cronies, and shifting Ukraine back toward the path of European integration, according to a significant majority of 31 experts polled this month by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation policy center.

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