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Implementing the decentralization reform in Ukraine

More local funds, more effective use, but still low visibility

The decentralization reform has been among the top reform priorities of Ukraine since 2014. It is among the most ambitious, cross-sectoral reform projects that should bring direct benefits to the everyday life of Ukrainians. But what is the state of implementation of the decentralization reform? To answer this question, more than 50 experts, practitioners and local deputies attended the Reform Review Meeting on November 30 at the Kyiv School of Economics, jointly organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Institute for Political Education. more…

Moritz Junginger | Event Reports | December 6, 2016

OSCE and the German Chairmanship: Recommendations from Ukrainian civil society and media

During the OSCE conference in Kharkiv on 3 June 2016, civil activist, NGO representatives and journalists discussed the role of the OSCE for civil society and media in Kharkiv, Donezk and Luhanks regions. Their assessment and recommendations are now available in English and Ukrainian. more…

Moritz Junginger | Event Reports | June 3, 2016

6th Euro-Atlantic Forum: Transatlantic Relations and Ukraine’s role 20 years after the “New Transatlantic Agenda“

The Euro-Atlantic Forum for Leadership and Solidarity brought together more than 20 experts and over 200 participants to discuss the transatlantic relations between the US and Europe as well as Ukraine’s role in the transatlantic space. The high-level forum took place from 18th-19th April 2016 in Kyiv and was jointly organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, and the Atlantic Council. more…

Moritz Junginger | Event Reports | April 18, 2016

Referendum in the Netherlands

On 6 April the Netherlands will be holding a referendum on the EU Association Agreement with Ukraine. The latest polls are showing a small lead for the opponents of the Agreement, but many voters remain undecided. While opponents of the Agreement are driven by Euroscepticism and political disaffection, many observers are warning that the referendum could send a negative political signal on the European Union and Ukraine's European path. more…

Oliver Morwinsky, Moritz Junginger | Country Reports | April 1, 2016

Party System of Ukraine before and after Maidan: changes, development, trends, public demands

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The latest issue of the National Security and Defence journal based on the results of the project “Party System of Ukraine before and after Maidan: changes, development, trends, public demands” comprehensively analyses Ukraine's party system, conditions that preceded the Maidan events, the Russia’s aggression, and main changes that took place after the Revolution of Dignity. The issue also provides expert recommendations to political parties to overcome social-political problems caused by internal political transformation within the parties and in the country as a whole. more…

February 28, 2016