The Current State of the Tax Reform in Ukraine (updated)

Oct 29th, 2015 | By

If changes are adopted in rush, in order to get them effective in the beginning of 2016, this will be directly against the law. In addition to violation of the procedure the low quality of the draft legislation the result most likely will be damaging for business, and moreover the very idea of a highly needed tax reform will appear compromised.

Predictions and Program for Ukraine for the Next 30 Months

Oct 29th, 2014 | By

I do not consider the times of changes a curse as an ancient Chinese proverb says. These times provide a chance to unheard advances of human talent and of the countries these humans create. We have the chance to build the new country, friendly for its inhabitants, interesting for the world, open for friends and safeguarded against enemies. I know Ukraine will make a great use of this chance; the open question is when exactly? The systemic transformations should be implemented quickly; otherwise, reforms could take decades.

Senator Markey Introduces Legislation to Boost Ukrainian Energy Independence

Jun 6th, 2014 | By

Senator Markey’s legislation would double the amount of resources U.S. government agencies are currently expending to help the Ukrainian energy sector, including the State Department, USAID, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Export-Import Bank, and the US Trade and Development Agency.

Russian Ruble In Trouble As Putin Says Ukraine Approaching ‘Civil War’

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

Kenneth Rapoza Russia might be its own worst enemy at this point. The government’s continued involvement in the ongoing Ukraine political crisis is hurting the economy, and pushing the currency back to its March 15 low of 36.58. On Tuesday, the currency settled at 36.20 to the dollar as violent protests continue in the city…

Ukraine’s Crisis Is Good for the EU

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

Posted by: Judy Dempsey Monday, February 17, 2014 The continuing crisis in Ukraine is good news for the EU. That may seem paradoxical. The U.S. administration has criticized the EU for not giving more support to Ukraine’s antigovernment protests and for not retaliating against Russia’s bullying tactics in former Soviet countries. Yet the tug-of-war between…

When the USA helped Ukraine with Western Values

Jan 10th, 2014 | By

In the wake of the economic crisis of 2008, the future of capitalism has been the focus of considerable interest, with talk of aligning purpose with  profit. The New Bottom Line is how I described it. At Sumy State University we’d delivered two papers on the economic crisis and had also been collaborating with physicists…

Ukraine needs a ‘Marshall Plan’ say academics

Jan 4th, 2014 | By

We are calling on our governments and international organisations to support Ukrainians in their efforts to put an end to a corrupt and brutal regime and to the geopolitical vulnerability of their country. Ukraine needs a European Marshall-like plan that would ensure its transformation into a full democracy and society with guaranteed civil rights. In elaboration of a new policy towards Ukraine, we propose to draw a distinction between the Ukrainian government and Ukrainian society. While the former must be treated with a maximum of strictures, the latter deserves a maximum of support.

Putin’s Deal Is No Gift to Gas-Junkie Ukraine

Dec 31st, 2013 | By

By Marc Champion Dec 30, 2013 3:02 PM ET Amazingly, tens of thousands of Ukrainians are still braving the winter cold to protest what they consider to be the sale of their country’s future to Russia. A big part of the deal in dispute was what Russian President Vladimir Putin described as a “fraternal” 33…

The EU association agreement

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

With plans for an association agreement between Ukraine and the EU, I offer a supportive voice to that of Taras Danko, who wrote recently: “The mechanisms of EU’s Eastern Partnership should provide the facilities for assisting Ukraine in order to eliminate the domino effect on other European economies. While the macroeconomic steps that could be…

Is Russia pushing EU and Ukraine towards new bilateral economic agenda?

Aug 21st, 2013 | By

While the signs of Russia’s economic pressure on Ukraine – widely referred as a “trade war” – blossom, it is right time to think how the last can be hedged from suffering the consequences.