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30 August 2016

Ukraine’s New Government: Possibility of Progress or Another Pre-Term Election in Sight?

Two and a half years after the Euromaidan revolution, Ukraine represents a mixed story of improvements and setbacks. In April 2016, a new cabinet was formed under Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. So far, it is struggling to meet the expectations both of society and Ukraine’s foreign partners.

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21 December 2015

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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29 November 2015

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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9 June 2015

Ukraine’s Strategy for Building Relations with the Population of Crimea and Donbass. Lessons Learnt from Georgia for Ukraine

From September 2014, in the framework of the project Ukraine – out of the Crisis through Dialogue three working visits of Ukrainian experts and journalists to Georgia were organized, in order to study the positive and negative aspects of Georgian reforms. In addition, three round tables were held, with the participation of experts from Ukraine, Georgia, Russia, and EU countries. As a result, participants of the project prepared several analytical materials. The document which was jointly prepared by Ukrainian and Georgian experts is aimed at helping the Ukrainian government and civil society to formulate policy in regard to the populations of occupied territories.

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11 August 2014

European integration of Ukraine: experience ofneighbors and prospects of consolidation of society

The relevance of the project «How to convince citizens of the East and South in the benefits of European integration: expert opinion and international experience», in the framework of which presented below aterials were developed, was due to the need to overcome regional differences in public opinion towards European integration shape of realistic public perceptions of European integration not as of a goal but as of a tool to address the most pressing problems of society, and to analyze ways of overcoming these problems by studying the possible use of the experience of Eastern Europe.

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27 January 2014

The Impact of Europeanization on Democratic Transformations: The Cases of Slovakia and Ukraine

This paper aims to distinguish certain features of the impact of Europeanization on democratic transformations in Slovakia and Ukraine in comparative perspective in order to find out what role Europeanization plays in the democratic transformation of these countries.

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13 June 2012

The impact of semi-presidentialism on democratic consolidation: cases of Poland and Ukraine

The paper was written in the framework of the Ilko Kucheriv Democracy Fellowship Programme carried out by PASOS (Policy Association for and Open Society) in conjunction with the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DIF, Ukraine) and the Institute of Public Affairs (ISP, Poland) with the financial support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). The author was hosted by ISP for the five-week period during February-March 2012 and was mentored by IPA director Jacek Kucharczyk.

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