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EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: Guideline for Reforms

Publication by the Ukrainian experts is the first attempt of a deep, holistic analysis of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU as an innovative legal document and phenomena of international law that will affect all significant regulatory spheres in Ukraine. Authors highlight the key aspects of the AA and analyze consequences of the AA's implementation for the general population. more…

Oleksandr Sushko, Olga Zelinska, Robert Khorolskyy, Veronika Movchan, Iryna Solonenko, Viktoria Gumeniuk, Vadym Triukhan | September 10, 2012

Good Governance begins with the individual

Decentralisation, federalism and local self-governance are integral parts of political reform processes in many countries of the world. Today there is hardly any country that has a purely centralised political organisation. Decentralisation alone does not lead to more democracy, but it can promote the democratisation process. more…

July 27, 2012

Political Parties

Functions and Organisation in Democratic Societies

Political parties play a central role in democratic societies because they represent the interests of society and they allow the citizens to exert influence on the political decision-making process. The present publication of Konrad Adenauer Foundation is thought to offer an introduction to organisational structures and functions of political parties as well as to depict their place within a democratic society. more…

July 23, 2012

Euroatlantic Forum 2012

Ukraine and the EU on the Brink of the New Association Agreeement: Free Trade, Energy Security and Democracy

International experts from the EU, Ukraine and the United States participated in the Euroatlantic Forum taking place January 25-26, 2012 in Kiev. KAS and its partner institutions organised this high level conference to discuss the European perspective of Ukraine. The conference report presents extracts of the speakers contributions and provides an overview of their key statements. more…

Christine Rosenberger | Event Reports | February 13, 2012

The Association Agreement: A pearl of great value at risk of loss

Policy Brief

The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement text processing is almost complete. Under favorable circumstances, in the span of this year, the Agreement could become a signpost for socially important reforms, ensuring the irreversibility of Ukraine's European integration, confirming the final choice in favor of the European model of social and economic development. Yet, political risks arising from erosion of democracy in Ukraine, question the results of the negotiation process and further progress. more…

January 30, 2012