Analysis of the political competition of the “Za Majbutne” party

  The “Za Majbutne” Party headed by Ihor Palytsia is one of the most dynamic and active all-Ukrainian political projects, pouring millions of dollars in cash into local elections. Simply put, “Za Majbutne” just buys everyone – heads of UTCs, mayors, media, experts and political scientists. According to sources working in the election headquarters of Read more about Analysis of the political competition of the “Za Majbutne” party[…]

Analysis of the Law “On Intelligence of Ukraine”

On September 17, Parliament approved the Law “On Intelligence of Ukraine”, which is considered one of the important elements on the way to Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration. The respective decision gathered 258 votes. According to its provisions, there are the following intelligence agencies in Ukraine: Intelligence body of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine (Main Intelligence Read more about Analysis of the Law “On Intelligence of Ukraine”[…]

Analysis of strategies of major political parties in local elections 2020

  The election campaign officially began in Ukraine on September 5, although all parties began campaigning in July. According to the civic network “OPORA”, about 70 political parties conducted their agitation activities in July-August 2020. According to preliminary data of the CEC, about 130 political parties plan participating in the 2020 local elections.   “Servant Read more about Analysis of strategies of major political parties in local elections 2020[…]

Ceasefire in Donbas – why is everything different this time?

A ceasefire initiative was once again agreed at the meeting of the Tripartite Contact Group in Minsk. This time, it shall have started from 00.01 on July 27, 2020. Such action plans are agreed by the parties almost every month. In practice, they often last less than the time spent writing them on paper. The text Read more about Ceasefire in Donbas – why is everything different this time?[…]

Elections in Kyiv: analysis of ratings and positions of key political players in the capital

  On July 14, the most authoritative sociological centre in Ukraine – Razumkov Centre presented a survey on the electoral orientations of Kyiv residents in elections of mayor of Kyiv and to the Kyiv City Council. The survey was conducted from June 20 to July 2, 2020, and its results showed the electoral picture and Read more about Elections in Kyiv: analysis of ratings and positions of key political players in the capital[…]

Analysis of personnel decisions in authority structures

The main political event in February is the resignation of Andrii Bohdan and appointment of Andrii Yermak as the head of the President’s Office. This personnel decision is the result of the apparatus struggle of different groups of influence in the President’s Office for “access to the body of Zelenskyi”. After the victory of Yermak, Read more about Analysis of personnel decisions in authority structures[…]

Strengthening the hryvnia: risks and opportunities

  Throughout 2019, the Ukrainian hryvnia has hit a record high. None of the experts, who gave forecasts of the hryvnia exchange rate for the last year, failed to anticipate in advance that the course will be strengthened so significantly. Neither business nor citizens were prepared for this situation and suffered losses. However, the state Read more about Strengthening the hryvnia: risks and opportunities[…]

Democracy House presented a first issue of “U at Glance” in 2020

On February 19, 2020 Democracy House presented a first issue of U at Glance analytical paper in 2020. During the presentation, the experts of Democracy House analyzed a Munich peace plan, a recent flare-up in Donbas, water crisis in the occupied Crimea, Bohdan’s replacement with Yermak and Hryvnia exchange rate. The event was attended by over 40 Read more about Democracy House presented a first issue of “U at Glance” in 2020[…]

Democracy House joins Ukrainian expert community in condemning 12-step “Munich peace plan”

Democracy House is carefully examining any proposals which are intended to bring peace to Ukraine and restore Ukraine’s sovereignty over a part of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. Democracy House expresses gratitude to all Ukrainian and foreign actors who work hard every day to rescue Ukrainian Read more about Democracy House joins Ukrainian expert community in condemning 12-step “Munich peace plan”[…]

New legislation for concessions

Concessions legislation has existed in Ukraine since 1999. However, no infrastructure project in Ukraine has been implemented under concession. Among the main reasons are the complicated procedure of selection of concessionaires and concession terms, problems with determining concession payments and granting of land plots, too strict regulation of concession, which does not take into account Read more about New legislation for concessions[…]

Opinions of the residents of Donbas on settlement of the conflict

    The nature of the conflict   Most residents of Ukraine consider events in Donbas an interstate conflict. According to a nationwide poll conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, 45% of Ukrainians identify the Donbas conflict as Russian aggression; 17% – as internal conflict, where Read more about Opinions of the residents of Donbas on settlement of the conflict[…]