Posts Tagged ‘ parliament ’

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.

Submit Parliament of Ukraine for Guinness World Records Consideration

Jul 7th, 2011 | By

We, the undersigned, appeal to you with a proposal to submit the Parliament of Ukraine as well as individual MPs for the Guinness World Records consideration in the following categories: “Parliament whose members voted for most absent colleagues during one vote” and “Member of Parliament who voted for most absent colleagues during one vote”.

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.

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…

Another Ghostbuster story

Apr 22nd, 2011 | By

On April 17th Member of Ukraine’s Parliament Mykola Lisin (Party of Regions) wrapped his Lamborghini Gallardo around a post after executing several barrel rolls at 240kph – with predictably fatal results .

His funeral was on April 19.

In the morning of April 20 he was shown as actually SIGNED IN PERSONALLY by ledger on the Parliamentary website. Screenshot below. To the phantom’s credit, his voting card did not vote that day.

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…

Parliamentary Hearings Called on Human Rights Abuses in Ukraine

Mar 24th, 2011 | By

On Tuesday, March 22, 2011 MP David Sweet (Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale) tabled a motion that was adopted unanimously at the Parliamentary Subcommittee on International Human Rights to investigate human rights abuses in Ukraine.   The motion was drafted in cooperation with MP James Bezan (Selkirk-Interlake).

Ukraine: Dear Polish Delegation, We’re in Shock, Too

Feb 21st, 2011 | By

According to the report, the Polish visitors were shocked by the Ukrainian MPs’ practice of voting on behalf of fellow party members: in Poland, such a practice was illegal, one of the guests commented, and would lead to the loss of mandate by the MP in question