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The constitutional changes related to the judicial system have been in force in Ukraine already for two years. They were aimed at strengthening the independence of judges and laid a good legal basis for this purpose, as well as for cleaning up of the judicial manpower. However, in practice, achieving these goals turns to be… » read more

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In 2011 Russia ended construction of the Nord Stream pipeline for the transportation of 55 bcm of natural gas to Germany via Baltic Sea. The project rationale suggested that it is a commercial deal without any political implications, not a re-routing project but triggered by rising demand in the EU. As a result of the… » read more

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The main priorities of the state anticorruption policy in Ukraine should be defined in a special regulatory act – the Anticorruption Strategy. This is an important document for combating corruption in Ukraine, as it defines the main priorities of the state anticorruption policy for a certain period and is the only basis for the elaboration… » read more

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Thanks to the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, significant changes will be made to the national food legislation, including the regulation of providing information to consumers, in accordance with the Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers. Adoption… » read more

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The European Union and Ukraine have a broad range of tools of integration covering different aspects of relations: Association Agreement, law enforcement and readmission cooperation, visa liberalization, Creative Europe etc. Both parties expressed intention to cooperate on joining Ukraine to Customs Union, Energy Union, and Single Digital Market. Launch of visa-free regime was the second… » read more

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The Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU creates the necessary preconditions for implementing new approaches in regional policy. For Ukraine one of the most important areas concerning regional policy is the cooperation of territorial communities. The basic law of the decentralization reform that regulates this issue, similar to the EU-member countries, was adopted in… » read more

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Before Donald Trump’s ascension to power, Washington, Berlin, and Paris were essentially on the same policy page toward pacifying the conflict in Donbas. The broad aim was to contain the violence and facilitate direct talks between Moscow and Kyiv. The Trump administration’s track toward Russia and Donbas has been disjointed, but lately, it appears to… » read more

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Summary of the decision On May 24, the European Commission has published its final and binding decision in its antitrust/cartel case 39816 on Upstream gas supplies in Central and Eastern Europe by virtue of which it has obliged Gazprom to rectify numerous abuses on the European gas market. Namely, in pursuance to Article 9 of… » 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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The amber “Klondike” of Ukraine provide “jobs” to thousands of people living nearby this gem deposits in the Polissya – North-West part of Ukraine (Volyn, Zhytomyr, and most of all in Rivne region). A few decades ago one could hardly imagine how to turn the solar stone into profits. People would dig up amber in… » read more

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