Monetization of subsidies: political bribe or reform?

  At the beginning of 2019, the Government decided to introduce a cash form of monetization of privileges on the eve of the elections. This innovation caused sharp controversy. Some experts believe that the introduction of cash monetization just before the election has signs of political bribery. The other part believes that this political decision Read more about Monetization of subsidies: political bribe or reform?[…]

Donbas issue in the Ukrainian presidential campaign

The conflict in Donbas is among major problems facing Ukrainian society and priority issues of the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election. Various presidential candidates pay different attention to the Donbas issue. Nevertheless, an analysis of election programs of the main presidential candidates demonstrates that popular peace proposals include the negotiations in the Budapest format, the UN Read more about Donbas issue in the Ukrainian presidential campaign[…]

Technical presidential candidates in Ukraine: who works for whom?

On March 8, 2019, the Central Election Commission approved the final list of 39 presidential candidates to be printed in the ballots. The 2019 Presidential election beat the record in terms of participation and involvement of “technical candidates” for presidency. The so-called “technical candidates” make up more than half of the total number of participants Read more about Technical presidential candidates in Ukraine: who works for whom?[…]

Democracy House launched a series of lectures on international humanitarian law for students at the Military Institute of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv 

On March 12, 2019, Democracy House launched a series of lectures on international humanitarian law for students who study at the Military Institute of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. These lectures cover military students of different specialities who will become career officers or work in other security agencies in the future. The lectures are conducted Read more about Democracy House launched a series of lectures on international humanitarian law for students at the Military Institute of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv […]

Democracy House presented a regular issue of the U at Glance analytical paper

On March 14, 2019, Democracy House presented a regular issue of the U at Glance analytical paper. This event was organized with the support of the Embassy of Romania within promotion of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU.   The presentation of the monthly analytical publication was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, Read more about Democracy House presented a regular issue of the U at Glance analytical paper[…]

THE IMPACT OF THE EU-UKRAINE DEEP AND COMPREHENSIVE FREE TRADE AREA ON THE UKRAINIAN INDUSTRIAL SECTOR

“Democracy House ” thanks to support of the Representative Office of Friedrich Ebert Fund in Ukraine and Belarus, prepared the research “THE IMPACT OF THE EU-UKRAINE DEEP AND COMPREHENSIVE FREE TRADE AREA ON THE UKRAINIAN INDUSTRIAL SECTOR” Using vector autoregression models, we have analysed the impact of the aggregate rate of the EU import duty and Read more about THE IMPACT OF THE EU-UKRAINE DEEP AND COMPREHENSIVE FREE TRADE AREA ON THE UKRAINIAN INDUSTRIAL SECTOR[…]

Democracy House conducted lectures on international humanitarian law for cadets of Ostroh and Lutsk Military Lyceums 

On February 26-27, 2019, Democracy House conducted lectures on international humanitarian law for cadets of Ostroh and Lutsk Military Lyceums. The lectures were conducted within a project “Promotion of international humanitarian law among Ukrainian military servants” which Democracy House implements with the support of the Human Rights Fund of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Read more about Democracy House conducted lectures on international humanitarian law for cadets of Ostroh and Lutsk Military Lyceums […]

Ukraine v. Russia: analysis of inter-state cases in international courts

Ukraine uses international courts as one of the instruments to counter Russia’s aggression. In 2014-2019, Ukraine brought complaints against Russia before the European Court of Human Rights, the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, as well as accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over the Euromaidan protests, the events in Read more about Ukraine v. Russia: analysis of inter-state cases in international courts[…]

Democracy House presented an 11th issue of U at Glance

On January 24, 2019, Democracy House presented an 11th issue of the U at Glance analytical paper at the Embassy of Poland in Ukraine. The presentation of the monthly analytical publication was attended by dozens of diplomats, including Heads and Deputy Heads of Mission. During the presentation, experts of Democracy House analyzed election programs of key Ukrainian presidential Read more about Democracy House presented an 11th issue of U at Glance[…]

Prospects of Oleg Lyashko in 2019: a future parliamentary speaker or a political outcast?

Presidential elections 2019 are crucial for Oleg Lyashko and his sponsor Rinat Akhmetov. If Lyashko overcomes the 5% barrier and gets into the top five of the race, it will open up new financial and political opportunities for the Radical Party. No matter who wins the presidential and parliamentary elections, Oleg Lyashko will be a Read more about Prospects of Oleg Lyashko in 2019: a future parliamentary speaker or a political outcast?[…]

Crimean issue in the presidential election 2019

Position on Crimea determines the internal legitimacy of political forces in Ukraine. However, the return of the peninsula directly concerns a rather narrow stratum of voters in Ukraine. As a result, the de-occupation of Crimea is out of the priority issues of the presidential campaign 2019 being left on the periphery of the presidential election Read more about Crimean issue in the presidential election 2019[…]