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
Conference “Basic income as a prologue to XXI-century social policy” was held in November last year by the Higher School of Economics with support from the The European Dialogue Expert Group and Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Russia. We have already published its key points and conclusions and now we are delighted to offer you transcripts of keynote speakers’ presentations as part of Unconditional Basic Income, a special project undertaken by the Group. Ruslan Yemtsov, lead economist and team leader for social protection at the World Bank spoke on the preliminary results of the World Bank’s study of what potential the concept of basic income has in developed, developing, and poor countries
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
“If a country doesn’t have a strong legislative branch or separation of powers, it should not implement basic income”
Conference “Basic income as a prologue to XXI-century social policy” was held in November last year by the Higher School of Economics with support from the The European Dialogue Expert Group and Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Russia. We have already published the key points and conclusions and now we are delighted to offer you transcripts of keynote speakers’ presentations as part of Unconditional Basic Income, a special project undertaken by the Group. Eugene Gontmakher, Higher School of Economics, Professor, was the first speaker at the conference. He focused on myths and legends about basic income, the benefits it can provide, and prerequisites for its implementation.
Can liberalism offer individuals, society, church and religion a reliable way to coexist and cooperate? Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the European Dialogue Expert Group organised a round table discussion in order to find an answer to this question bringing together scientists, journalists, European politicians, theologians, and ministers of various religions. We launch a series of publications on the results of the this round table with the first one focusing on the problem setting.
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
Russia is no longer an empire, however it is not a civic nation yet. How far has Russia gone to become one? For details please refer to our article
Looking back into the recent history of Russia in an attempt to comprehend it we keep focusing on the crossroads that our country passed since 1991. Tatyana Vorozheykina is sharing her views with us
Galina Mikhalyova, associated professor of the University of Bremen, professor of Russian State University for the Humanities, member of the European Dialogue Expert Group published a textbook
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