Posts Tagged ‘ legislations ’

Ukrainian Government Wants to Make Money on Bloggers?

Jul 16th, 2011 | By

More than a year ago Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine submitted draft of a law on state registration of information agencies. The draft proposes penalties for unregistered information agencies. While the effective law regulating information agencies defines its subject as any entity that “collects, processes, creates, stores, prepares information for distribution, produces and distributes informational products”.

Spihotechnika. The Legal Collapse of Ukrainian State Visualized

Jul 15th, 2011 | By

Here is the scheme of legal collapse of Ukraine. It tells a story how we are trying to make the government of Ukraine to implement the Constitution, especially when it comes to personal voting of Members of Parliament.

In Donetsk regional council guests vote with keycards of absent members

Jun 12th, 2011 | By

Voting in person is mandatory according to this council’s regulations. However the site informs that this practice of giving the keycards to non members is quite common – assistants, consultants, even relatives can vote for absent members. Like in Ukrainian Parliament many members do not attend the sessions of the council for months.

What Constitutional Court of Ukraine is doing other than refusing citizens and opposition?

Jun 12th, 2011 | By
Building of Constitutional Court. That is where 48 cases a year are being reviewed

Citizens and organizations in Ukraine have a right to appeal to Constitutional Court for official interpretation of Constitution and laws. In 2003-2010 there were 2617 such appeals registered. 2446 were returned to senders for “revisions” and only in 32 cases they were accepted for legal proceedings (and 3 of them were closed later). Maidan got these…

Maidan reveals Ukrainian Parliament’s expenditures. What were they hiding from people?

Jun 3rd, 2011 | By
Only 3 MPs present on Parliament's session

The analysis of information obtained raises questions about Parliament’s spending. Due to different yearly reports format it’s impossible to tell why Parliament’s expenditures had raised 17% or 116 millions from 2009 to 2010. One of component of this raise is reconstruction of one of Parliament’s building priced 8 times higher than market prices for similar works.

Hungary: New constitution is serious threat to right to information

May 27th, 2011 | By

The adoption of the Hungarian constitution intolerably violates civil rights of the Hungarian people. The new constitution severely damages freedom of expression in a country that was once a European leader in the public’s right to know,” said Andreas Bock, editor at the media organisation n-ost.

Maidan started producing movies. First one is “Ukraine. A Banana Republic Forever?!”

May 10th, 2011 | By

As a development of our civic campaign “Shoot the piano player!” – against non personal voting of members of Ukrainian Parliament – we created a first short movie. See for yourself: [yframe url=’ One of  the first viewers of this movie wrote: I am very angry about this. I will do everything to publicise this…

New anti-corruption law has been voted by 119 “dead souls” in Ukrainian parliament

Apr 11th, 2011 | By

On April 7 2011 Ukrainian Parliament voted on new law on prevention and counteraction of corruption. The voting occurred in a half empty parliament. The absence of a large percentage of MPs was glaringly evident on live TV broadcasts from Parliament.
Since April 6 the official website of Ukrainian Parliament lists ledger results of MPs written registration they sign before each day the meetings are held. This site also publishes the results of electronic registration of MPs (by inserting keycards into readers) and the results of their votes cast with the these cards. These lists – the ledger and the electronic  registration –  do mismatch seriously.

Scandalous fraud in Ukrainian Parliament, PROVEN!

Mar 29th, 2011 | By

A Banana Republic Forever!? Members of Parliament of Ukraine are nicknamed the piano players. They push many buttons when voting. The Alliance Maidan starts the civic campaign “Shoot the Piano Player!” On March 15th 2011 our activist was in parliament and filmed hours of MPs voting for others on video tape recorder. (Note – digital…

Maidan Alliance Address to the Ukraine – 2007 Conference in the European Parliament

Feb 7th, 2007 | By

There is no more immediate task in Ukraine than that on which we are working – the creation of a powerful machine for independent civic assessment of the work of the authorities, for appealing against decisions which run counter to the law, human rights and public interest, for the lobbying of these interests. The revolution in Ukraine lies ahead and this revolution won’t be orange. It will be the struggle of the people for the return of their state. This revolution will be blue and yellow, the colours of the Ukrainian flag. And it is a pleasure to think that these are also the colours of United Europe. We are one in our freedom!