We are delighted to offer you the 6th issue of our "Ukraine today. Key trends" bulletin. This bulletin draws a line under Ukraine's performance in 2018. In this issue: how well do Ukrainian authorities, parties and elite groups fare in the election tests, what happens to the Ukrainian economy, how well many social reforms are progressing, including the decentralization reform, one of the most popular of all. We are closely watching Ukraine so in the end of the bulletin you will find some facts and figures, the results of the health-check that we performed on Ukraine
We are monitoring situation in Ukraine, a country that took the European vector of development. Our second publication focuses on the Ukrainian economy. Our analysts argue that as the situation gets better the screws get tightened and centralisation becomes the core of many processes including decentralisation
Every reform has light and dark sides of its own and Ukrainian decentralisation reform is hardly an exception. We have already told you about its light side and now it is time to take a look at the dark one
Healthcare, education, and pension reforms are always in the spotlight of public opinion, whereas changes in social welfare services seldom become a topic of fierce debates. In Ukraine the new act on social welfare services for people in troubled situations was introduced to parliament, then called off and then submitted again. It passed first reading only in March 2017 and decision was taken to speed up preparation of the final version. However, hardly any progress was made after a year and a half
The European Dialogue Expert Group supported publishing of the most comprehensive account of events that took place in Ukraine in 2013-2015and are now known as the Revolution of Dignity. In commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the Euromaidan revolution we publish an excerpt from the final chapter of this book. A number of authors have contributed to the publication under the editorship of Georgy Chizhov
As once again became clear from the recent events in the Kerch Strait and their aftermath, relations between Russia and Ukraine are changing from bad to worse. So what can these changes possibly result in?
Political situation that developed in the east of Ukraine in 2014-2015 spurred a lot of changes both in that area and all over the country. Igor Semivolos, political analyst and executive director, Center for Middle East Studies is looking into the significance and speed of this change in an attempt to assess its overall impact upon the country
We have already written about the balance of power in Ukraine on the verge of elections. Last week our analysts looked into what could happen right after the elections and during the fight for the Parliament. We have come up with four scenarios
Our Ukraine Today issue focuses on the upcoming presidential elections. We tried to find answers to four questions: 1. What chances does Petro Poroshenko stand to win the elections, 2) Can Donetsk elites make there way back to political stage and take a revenge, 3) What kind of games local oligarchs are likely to play, 4) Who of the candidates has been introduced to the international audience and has a better international image?
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