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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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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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What are the key concepts and crucial changes appearing in the Ukrainian legislation due to the implementation of European food standards? On December 6, 2018, another eurointegrational law “On information for consumers about food products” was added to the Ukrainian food legislation. It obliges food producers and caterers to indicate on the wrapping materials ingredients… » read more

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Ukraine has sufficient natural gas reserves to meet own gas demand. According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, in 2017 Ukraine ranked second among the European countries by its proved gas reserves (1.1 trillion cubic meters), with only Norway surpassing (1.7 trillion cubic meters). However, it is only fourth by production volumes with… » read more

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It is time for both EU and Ukraine to reshape their long-term relations, especially in the context of the heated debate about the future of the EU and its neighbourhood policy towards Balkans, Turkey and Great Britain. The jubilee 20th Ukraine-EU Summit provided a good basis for Kyiv to raise the issues of long-term cooperation… » read more

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Back in 1995, before joining the Council of Europe, Ukraine committed to turn the prosecutor’s office from a punitive body into an institution that complies with European standards. However, only on October 14, 2014, a new Law “On the Prosecutor’s Office” was adopted, which was prepared taking into account most of the European recommendations. Experts… » read more

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On April 26, 2018, the Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional the Law “On All-Ukrainian Referendum”, which was adopted at the time of Yanukovych. The decision of the Constitutional Court to declare the Law “On All-Ukrainian Referendum” unconstitutional has stopped the possibility of conducting manipulative national referenda in Ukraine. Thus, the state remains protected from conducting referenda,… » read more

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How will non-adaptation of Ukrainian legislation to the EU directives in the transport sector affect the transit potential of the country? An increase of Ukrainian export to the EU cannot be achieved without the development of transport infrastructure. Therefore, the Association Agreement aims to bring Ukrainian legislation closer to the requirements of the European Union,… » read more

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