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№25 (33), 3 April 2017 

E-Declarations for Representatives of Anti-corruption Organizations – an Alarming Signal. Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation

On March 23 Ukraine’s Parliament passed the controversial legislation, which requires representatives of anti-corruption organizations to submitt electronic proprietary declarations in the form envisaged for government employees. Which dangers lie in this provision?
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New Regional Policy for Renewed Ukraine. Institute for Social and Economic Research

Nowadays Ukraine acutely needs an effective regional development strategy. Based on international experience, ISER experts defined ten top-priority steps for Ukraine to develop an effective regional policy, taking into account special aspects of regional economies, i.a. in the context of European integration and Russia’s aggression, as well as the process of decentralization.
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Ten Reasons Why Ukraine’s Economy May Surprise You. Internews-Ukraine

Grain, steel, and sunflower oil are probably Ukraine’s most famous exports, but they’re not the only ones. Ukraine’s growing reputation for excellence in IT and fashion are well known, but other areas of the economy are also dynamic, including aviation, architecture, and design. Here are ten reasons why Ukraine’s economy deserves a second look.
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Ольга Айвазовська про позачергові вибори  27 03 17

Olga Aivazovska, Head of the Board of the Civil Network OPORA, about snap elections in Ukraine (in Ukrainian)

Ukraine Humanitarian Response Plan 2017 funding
Events in Ukraine (reports)
 
15.03.2017: Kyiv: Conference by Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research “Minsk “Agreements” of Civil Societies”

24.04.2017. Kyiv: Conference by Civil Network OPORA “Guaranteeing the Voting Rights of IDPs in Ukraine”

 
Upcoming events in Ukraine:

04.04.2017. Lviv: Seminar by European Dialogue "Financial Transparency of United Communities"

12.04.2017. Kyiv: Presentation by Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting of "Civic Monitoring of Ukraine's Annual National Plan for Cooperation with NATO 2016"
Upcoming events in EU and US:

09.04.2017. Washington: Conference by Atlantic Council "Ukraine 2016-2017: Progress, Opportunities, and Challenges"

06-07.07.2017. Warsaw: Academic Conference by Lazarski University "The Intermarium in the 21st Century: Visions, Architectures, Feasibilities" 
 
Ukraine Is in the Middle of a Counterrevolution Again. Is Anyone Paying Attention? Atlantic Council

The publication argues that while the world is distracted by multiple crises, Ukraine’s ruling elites are trying to undo the modest progress the country has achieved since the Maidan Revolution. The creation of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, and the launch of an electronic declaration system that discloses the assets of public officials are now at the epicenter of the biggest attempt to rollback reforms.

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Donbas: A Ticking Toxic Time Bomb. Bellingcat

As the fighting between the Ukrainian army and Russia-backed forces re-ignited at the end of January 2017, various news reports highlighted the shelling of industrial sites. Calls by OSCE  warned of a looming environmental disaster if one of those locations storing hazardous chemicals was hit. This article aims to use open-source and satellite data to identify several sites at risk of shelling, and highlight the environmental health risks associated with such a looming disaster. 
Insights from Practitioners: How to Initiate and Develop Relationships with Partners, Donors and Stakeholders, and Improve Cooperation between Ukrainian and EU Think Tanks

To contribute to stronger partnerships between Ukrainian and EU think tanks the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels with support of the European and Ukrainian offices of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung developed a practical guide for think tanks. It is based on interviews of experienced professionals in policy analysis and/or think tank management in Ukraine and the EU and offers useful recommendations for think tanks to be successful, as well as interesting insights from EU experts into the work of Ukrainian think tanks community.

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Brussels UkraineLab 2017 - 22.02.17
Brussels UkraineLab 2017: video report
 
Together with our national and international partners the Office keeps opening Ukraine to Europe and strengthening the dialogue between Ukraine and the EU. The results of the event are encouraging! Our guests share their impressions!
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