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For years, Ukraine and the European Union (EU) have been hesitantly cooperating on a range of common policies, and the process has arguably been assisting Ukraine to be gradually integrating into the EU-bound structures. As of now, the cooperation, however, shows plenty of inefficiencies and drawbacks, leaving space for multiple improvements even within the existing… » read more

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Over the last years, Ukraine has intensified its trade links with the EU driven by both the positive stimulus provided by the Association Agreement and a negative stimulus, namely the need to replace lost trade links with Russia. Between 2013 and 2018, the share of EU in Ukraine’s international trade in goods increased to 42%… » read more

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Having hardly enough time to come round from the presidential campaign, Ukrainian voters will march to the polling stations again as soon as this Sunday, but this time – to elect a new Parliament. Which parties advocate moving toward the EU and are willing to implement corresponding reforms, and which will presumably sabotage this movement?… » read more

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Soon Ukraine might finally expand the list of products protected by the geographical indications (GIs). The AA/DCFTA includes more than three thousand GIs from the EU,[1] with only two Ukrainian GIs, wines Soniachna Dolyna and Novyj Svit. Regretfully, these two have only political rather than economic significance as both indications refer to the occupied Crimea.… » read more

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In the beginning of June, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine again made a judgement on the anticorruption legislation: it recognised unconstitutional the provisions of the law, which empowered the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine to appeal to the court with claims for the termination of dubious commercial agreements. In its decision, the CCU indicates that,… » read more

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On May 14, for the first time in the history of independent Ukraine, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine dismissed from office Stanislav Shevchuk, a judge of the CCU who at that time was the Chairman of the Constitutional Court. The judge was dismissed for the commitment of material disciplinary offence, gross and systematic neglect of… » read more

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On February 26, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine adopted a decision, according to which the article of the Criminal Code of Ukraine that established liability for illegal enrichment for public servants, was recognized unconstitutional. There were quite a lot of discussions around this article, and, despite the decision of the CCU, many experts believe that… » read more

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On the 25th of February 2019, the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels organised its fourth Brussels UkraineLab in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which represents civil society in the system of EU institutions. The event was organised with the support of the Mission of Ukraine to the EU, Mission of Canada… » read more

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In a modern law-governed state, legislative regulation of the relations between public administration bodies and private individuals is a mandatory element of the legal system. The laws on general administrative procedure primarily aim to protect a person from arbitrariness by public servants. They determine the actions of officials in terms of the procedure. This applies… » read more

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On February 7, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada voted for amending the Constitution of Ukraine (regarding the strategic course of the state on acquiring full-fledged membership of Ukraine in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization). The purpose of the proposed amendments, as stated in the Explanatory Note, is the legislative consolidation in the… » read more

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