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Local elections in Ukraine: Yanukovych’s consolidation of power

Ukraine's president Viktor Yanukovych has significantly strengthened his grip on power in most parts of the country with local elections on October 31st. But international observers criticised the conduct of the elections for not meeting democratic standards. more…

Nico Lange | Country Reports | November 9, 2010

The first 100 Days after Change of Power in Ukraine

Authoritarian Tendencies and Rapprochement with Russia

Within the first weeks after Viktor Yanukovych's victory in the presidential elections, a small group close to the president and the new prime minister Mykola Azarov has swiftly taken extensive control of the country. The parliament plays only a minor role. The opposition and the free media are under pressure. Besides, the new government has addressed the country's enormous budget deficit immediately by ratifying a deal to keep Russia’s Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol in exchange for cheaper gas. Several new agreements strengthen the ties with Russia on a long-term basis. more…

Nico Lange | Country Reports | May 27, 2010

Ukraine in the World

Interesting Statistics

The publication “Ukraine in the World” gives some answers to the questions: where do we stand? where do we need to go? how good are our standards of living in comparison to other countries? who are the best ones – in our region, in our neighborhood, worldwide? The chosen combination of popular and less known statistics and indicators serves to demonstrate Ukraine’s ranking with reference to the different areas of life. To make these figures more understandable for the reader they are supplemented with short comments and explanations. more…

March 30, 2010

Current State of Freedom of the Media in Ukraine

KAS Democracy Report 2008

The KAS Democracy Report describes the state of key democracy sectors in partner countries of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The current report Media and Democracy 2008 contains a chapter on the situation of the media in Ukraine. more…

Nico Lange | October 28, 2008

Black Sea Synergy: Approaches for a Deeper Cooperation

Diary of the International Conference

Diary of the international conference “Black Sea Synergy” on October 21-23, organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation (PAUCI), the Odessa City Council and the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations (CUSUR). The event was supported by the International Renaissance Foundation, the German Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine. more…

Nico Lange | Event Reports | April 9, 2008