Ukraine’s Local Elections: A Reality Check for Decentralization and Electoral Reforms

Ukraine’s Local Elections: A Reality Check for Decentralization and Electoral Reforms

Since December 2014, Ukraine has implemented two important reforms: decentralization and electoral reform. These reforms, like many others, were demanded bot...
Why central authority parties struggle to retain power longer than one term?

Why central authority parties struggle to retain power longer than one term?

Since Leonid Kuchma’s presidency, none of the presidents was re-elected in Ukraine for the second term. This means that none president was able to reta...
How Kyiv City Council members use the Community Budget for self-promotion

How Kyiv City Council members use the Community Budget for self-promotion

Before the local elections, candidates employ all kinds of methods to influence voters. A councilor’s PR on the Community Budget of Kyiv is a direct vi...
New election rules: How will it happen?

New election rules: How will it happen?

Верховна Рада внесла зміни до Виборчого кодексу. Цьому передувала адміністративна реформа – істотне укрупнення громад і районів. Унаслідок реформи кіль...

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What do we do with the monster buildings?

What do we do with the monster buildings?

The Ukrainian capital is the European champion by the number of skyscrapers in the city. It is followed by London, Moscow and Kharkiv. In the global Skyscrap...
Meat, Shawarma and Free Bread: The Programs of Presidential Candidates

Meat, Shawarma and Free Bread: The Programs of Presidential Candidates

To provide every Ukrainian with a full fridge of meat and safe shawarma; to make sure that Ukrainian doctors and teachers don’t leave for Poland to scr...
Where Do Parliamentary Parties Get Their Money?

Where Do Parliamentary Parties Get Their Money?

The data about party funding have become more accessible, but its analysis shows that there isn’t more transparency in this aspect. Parties come up wit...
Ministry of Internal Affairs opened a criminal case against NGO Centre UA - the initiator of CHESNO movement and active participant of EuroMaidan

Ministry of Internal Affairs opened a criminal case against NGO Centre UA - the initiator of CHESNO movement and active participant of EuroMaidan

Ministry of Internal Affairs conducts criminal proceedings against non-governmental organization “Centre UA” under ...

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