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?[…]

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[…]

Analysis of economic programs of major presidential candidates

 The analysis of the election programs of the main presidential candidates indicates the emphasis on social promises, which is a traditional tool for Ukraine. The majority of the programs analyzed contain mutually exclusive points, which are associated with promises to increase social support and payouts simultaneously with a reduction in tax burden. Economic blocks of Read more about Analysis of economic programs of major presidential candidates[…]

Ukraine’s economy in 2019: risks and trends

The Ukrainian economy is gradually emerging from the acute crisis of 2014-2015, but this recovery is not impressive at a high pace. Unfortunately, in the course of five post-revolutionary years, Ukraine failed to carry out the necessary radical reforms. In 2019 Ukraine is expected to keep restrained GDP growth at 3%. Inflation is expected at Read more about Ukraine’s economy in 2019: risks and trends[…]

Economic risks of the introduction of the martial law in Ukraine

In the time of Ukraine’s independence, the martial law has never been introduced, therefore it is difficult to estimate its economic consequences. Not surprisingly, the introduction of the martial law in Ukraine has caused mass discussions both among the public and in expert circles. As of today, it can be noted that some of the Read more about Economic risks of the introduction of the martial law in Ukraine[…]

Ukraine’s fuel market in turmoil: trends and key players

Starting from mid-August, the price of fuel in Ukraine has increased by more than UAH 3. As a result, the average price of gasoline A95 in early October exceeded UAH 33. Such an increase in prices troubled consumers and led to protests. Protestants accused the gas station of conspiracy and the state of too high Read more about Ukraine’s fuel market in turmoil: trends and key players[…]

Ukraine-Russia trade ties: Trends and forecasts

Russian aggression in the East of Ukraine has been going on for four years already, but despite this, Russia still remains the main trading partner of Ukraine. During the period 2013-2016, the trade turnover between Ukraine and the Russian Federation decreased by 4.4 times. However, in 2017 there was a revival of trade relations: the Read more about Ukraine-Russia trade ties: Trends and forecasts[…]

New Economic Course by Tymoshenko?

On September 21 in Kyiv, Yuliia Tymoshenko presented a program of economic reforms called “New Economic Course” developed by the team of experts under her auspices. The key ideas declared in the New Economic Course include transition from the oligarchic raw material system to the social market economy of innovation type, struggle against monopolies, the Read more about New Economic Course by Tymoshenko?[…]

Round timber export ban: historical background and positions of stakeholders

In early September, the Parliament lifted a moratorium on the export of logs, which has been in operation since 2015. The moratorium has caused the deterioration of relations with the EU and, at some point, has become a reason for not receiving Ukraine a tranche of macro-financial assistance. Officially, the moratorium is aimed at combating Read more about Round timber export ban: historical background and positions of stakeholders[…]

Austria – Ukraine trade

Austria ranks 23rd among all the countries of the world, where Ukraine exports, and the 20th among the countries that import goods and services to Ukraine. In the structure of Ukrainian exports to Austria, ores, slag, ashes and wood products dominate, while in the structure of Austrian imports to Ukraine – the production of machinery Read more about Austria – Ukraine trade[…]