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№17 (25), 15 November 2016  

Policy Memo to the President of Ukraine on the United States after the election of its 45th President. Institute of World Policy

IWP has developed 15 recommendations for the Ukrainian government in order to maintain its close relations with the US after elections of the new President.. The document was written by IWP analysts in the cooperation with former US Ambassadors to Ukraine John Herbst and Steven Pifer.

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Focus on Ukraine: Weekly Analytical Bulletin.  Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation

This bulletin covers the topics connected to latest developments in anti-corruption reform efforts, namely the implementation of electronic declaration system in Ukraine. Additionally, the topics of recent progress in Ukraine-Netherlands consensus on Ukraine’s Association with EU. Finally, the bulletin concludes with the article about the geopolitical risks of perspective election of a pro-Russian candidate for the President of Moldova.

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Ministry of Forign Affairs of Ukraine together with Ukraine Crisis Media Center prepared series of inforgraphics "Russian Aggression: Global Problem". Follow #StopRussianAggression
Events in Ukraine (reports):
 
02.11.2016. Kyiv: Panel discussion by International Centre for Policy Studies “Woman at reformed and non-reformed law enforcement bodies: problem or solution?”
07.11.2016. Kyiv: Experts' meeting by Institute of World Policy “Index of European Integration of ENP Countries”
11.11.2016. Kyiv: Public debates by Institute of World Policy “Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-Poland”
11.11.2016. Kyiv: Launch of “Transparent Energy” project by DiXi Group

Upcoming events:
 
16.11.2016. Kyiv: Conference by Institute of Economic Research and Policy Consulting "Ukraine-EU Association Agreement/DCFTA: First Lessons for Ukraine"
17.11.2016. Kyiv: International conference by Kyiv School of Economics "Data for Sustainable Growth"
17.11.2016. Kyiv: VII Ukrainian Investment Forum by CFA Society Ukraine
24.11.2016. Kyiv: V International Business Forum by EUCON International Legal Center "Polish Business Day"
01.12.2016. Kyiv: International conference by Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce & Industry "Free Trade Area: Opportunities and Challenges for Ukraine"
Transition economy: What is the Next Step for Ukraine

Two articles by Christopher A. Hartwell present a good example of an economic rundown of Ukrainian economy and trade sector. Being a transition economy, Ukraine needs to face challenges of reforming the economy from a post-Soviet type and fighting corruption, advancing free market reforms, and improving governance. First article explains the current economic divergence between Ukraine and Poland, as a neighboring former transition economy and the second analyses the importance of free and open land sales and acquisition of modern property rights standards.

 
Reporting on the Minsk II Agreement: Effect of Russian Narratives in French and German Media. Institute for European Studies. Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Despite the increased attention to the Minsk II agreement, there is still a gap in the different interpretations of the agreement and its implementation. The interpretation of Minsk II is important, particularly within the EU Member States which hold sway over the decision as to whether to continue sanctions against Russia. This Policy Brief analyses the narratives presented in the web-based news articles that are published by outlets supported by the Russian government.

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Events on Ukraine in the world (reports):
 
11.11.2016. Des Moines, Iowa: Lectures at Drake University by Volodymyr Dubovyk from Centre for International Studies, Odessa Mechnikov National University
 
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News of the Partners

The Biggest Achievements of The Ukrainian Reforms: analytical overview. Reanimation Package of Reforms

Despite huge resistance, Ukrainian reforms do produce tangible results and civil society will continue to push for these changes to become irreversible. Reanimation Package of Reforms prepared an in-depth overview of reforms aimed at reducing corruption, transforming the judiciary, making energy sector more transparent, enhancing decentralization, establishing access to public data and improving governance of state-owned enterprises.

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