Prospects and Challenges of the Ukrainian Economy in the Second Half of 2019

Ukraine’s GDP shows growth for the 14th consecutive quarter. GDP grew by 4.6% in the second quarter of 2019. President Zelensky has promised growth of 5-7% of GDP. Under favorable circumstances, Ukraine may well expect a 5% growth in 2019. However, this growth is unlikely to be sustainable. There are many risks and challenges for Read more about Prospects and Challenges of the Ukrainian Economy in the Second Half of 2019[…]

Conflict lines of Ukrainian oligarchs before the opening of a new political season

  After the parliamentary elections, political and economic contradictions began to rapidly escalate between Ukrainian oligarchs. The lack of a single arbitrator among the oligarchs and the weakness of President Zelenskyi are gradually plunging the country into the chaos of an oligarchic struggle for resources. Ihor Kolomoiskyi, Viktor Pinchuk and Arsen Avakov have the best Read more about Conflict lines of Ukrainian oligarchs before the opening of a new political season[…]

Human rights situation in the occupied Crimea

 After the annexation by Russia, Crimea has actually turned into an “island of lawlessness”. Russia as an occupying power disregards its obligations in Crimea under international humanitarian law and brazenly violates fundamental human rights and freedoms, enshrined in international human rights instruments. Moreover, Russia impedes an access of international human rights missions to Crimea. At Read more about Human rights situation in the occupied Crimea[…]

Democracy House presented a new issue of “U at Glance”

On August 20, 2019 Democracy House presented a new issue of U at Glance analytical paper at the Norwegian Embassy in Ukraine. Experts of Democracy House analyzed inter-oligarchic struggle in Ukraine in a new political season, large-scale human rights violations in the occupied Crimea, Ukraine’s economic forecast in the second half of 2019 and bilateral trade between Ukraine Read more about Democracy House presented a new issue of “U at Glance”[…]

The results of the parliamentary elections held on July 21, 2019

Key points and trends: Parliamentary elections were held democratically, freely and openly. Ukraine once again succeeded in passing test on democracy. Only few majoritarian electoral districts were detected involving dirty technologies, clones, illegal agitation and single cases of bribing voters. The turnout was only 49.8% (as experts of Democracy House predicted), which is the smallest Read more about The results of the parliamentary elections held on July 21, 2019[…]

Launch of electricity market in Ukraine: opportunities and risks

   Starting from July 1, 2019, electricity market started to operate in Ukraine – electricity prices began to be determined on a market basis. However, today market participants and experts have different opinions about the readiness of the energy system. Similarly, the various implications of the launch of the market for consumers are also different. Read more about Launch of electricity market in Ukraine: opportunities and risks[…]

Democracy House presented an issue of “U at Glance”

On July 16, 2019 Democracy House presented a fresh issue of “U at Glance” analytical paper at the Austrian Embassy in Ukraine. Experts of Democracy House discussed possible outcomes of the parliamentary election, positions of key political forces on issues of war and peace, and the launch of electricity market in Ukraine. The presentation of Read more about Democracy House presented an issue of “U at Glance”[…]

Question of war and peace in the 2019 early parliamentary election

  33% of Ukrainian population are personally concerned about warfare in Donbas. The question of war and peace will to a large extend determine electoral moods of Ukrainian military servicemen, internally displaced persons (IDPs), residents of eastern regions and ideological voters. “Opposition Platform-For Life” will receive electoral support of citizens who are in favour of Read more about Question of war and peace in the 2019 early parliamentary election[…]

Parliamentary elections in Ukraine: forecast and political perspectives of key political players

The latest sociological polls show that five political parties will enter the Parliament, namely, “Sluha Narodu”, “Opposition Platform-For life”, “European Solidarity”, “Batkivshchyna” and “Holos”. This dynamic is unlikely to change by the end of elections. If Ihor Smeshko’s party passes to the Parliament by surprise, it still will not have a strong impact on the Read more about Parliamentary elections in Ukraine: forecast and political perspectives of key political players[…]

Democracy House presented a new issue of U at Glance analytical paper

On June 25, 2019 Democracy House presented a new issue of U at Glance analytical paper at the Estonian Embassy in Ukraine. The presentation of the monthly analytical publication was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, including Heads and Deputy Heads of Missions, and representatives of international organizations. Experts of Democracy House analyzed a Read more about Democracy House presented a new issue of U at Glance analytical paper[…]