24 May 2016 Press releases

Two years of President Petro Poroshenko in office: changes in public opinion

Trust in government institutions remains extremely low and the trust in the president continues to fall: from +5% in December 2014, -40% in December 2015 to -48% in May 2016.

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Expert opinion


15 March 2016
Events

ACTION PLAN TO OVERCOME GOVERNMENT-PARLIAMENTARY CRISIS

Proposals prepared by experts of Reanimation Package of Reforms, Strategic Advisory Groups, and the International Renaissance Foundation

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3 March 2016
Public Opinion

UKRAINE: two years after Maidan

As a result of mass protests known as Euromaidan or Revolution of Dignity, corrupt and criminal President Yanukovych was removed from power. The country returned to the 2004 constitutional reform which prevents monopolization of power. The 2014-15 presidential, parliamentary and local elections were recognized by the international community as free and fair. Association agreement with the EU was signed and ratified. However, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in Donbas, the influence of oligarchs and corruption destabilizes economic and political situation and makes the path of reforms extremely contradictory. The vibrant civil society is making pressure to speed up reforms.

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22 February 2016
Events

Ilko Kucheriv Democracy Fellowship Program opens calls for applications for 2016

PASOS has announced a call for applications to participate in the 2016 Ilko Kucheriv Democracy Fellowship Program. Deadline to apply is April 19, 2016. PASOS is partnering with network members the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (IKDIF) and the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) to offer the fellowships. The program, made possible with the financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), seeks to assist the advancement of democratic practices in transitional democracies.

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18 February 2016
Mass media

Will U.S.-Ukraine relations survive the Obama years?

By Olexiy Haran & Petro Burkovskyi. The Obama administration, for all its diplomatic efforts, is partly to blame for the trouble in Ukraine.

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28 January 2016
Events

Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Intiatives Foundation is among the top think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe

Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DIF) has entered the list of 90 most influential think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe. It is situated on 48th place.

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25 January 2016
Mass media

Ukrainian-Russian Conflict and Its Implications for Northeast Asia*

What implications does Ukrainian-Russian conflict have for Northeast Asia region? In what way violation of international law, guaranties and system of balances will influence both internal situation in the region and relations between great powers regarding Northeast Asia in general and Korean problem, in particular.

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12 January 2016
Mass media

Wir haben überlebt. Über Erfolge und Niederlagen der Ukraine

Die Ukraine muss vorzeitige Wahlen unbedingt vermeiden", so Aleksej Haran

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21 December 2015
Policy papers

Regulating party finances in Ukraine: lessons from the Czech Republic

This paper will start with a general overview of party financing in Ukraine and its recent legal changes. It will then proceed to examine Czech legislat ion on party financ ing and highlight its main advantages and drawbacks. We will use them in order to draw lessons that could be applied in U kraine.

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15 December 2015
Articles

Violations, non-conformity and manipulations by Russia of the Minsk agreements implementation: expert report

In the joint publication ‘State of Minsk agreements implementation: An unofficial Ukrainian experts’ opinion’, Hanna Shelest, Oleksii Izhak, Maksym Palamarchuk and Oleksiy Haran presented their assessments of the current state of the benchmarks implementation for peace settlement process in Ukraine as agreed by the four ‘Normandy format’ leaders in February 2015. This publication started the ‘Peace to Ukraine’ publication series of the International Renaissance Foundation’s European programme initiative.

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10 December 2015
Events

Maria Zolkina spoke at the workshop “Frontiers of Democracy: Embedding Democratic Values in Moldova and Ukraine”

The trends of political and civic participation have been changing in Ukraine Euromaidan. Volunteering has been on the rise, horizontal links creating a community became stronger, and indeed trust in non-state institutions and movements (volunteers, church, NGOs, volunteer battalions) has increased. At the same time, when it comes to trust-distrust balance regarding state and political actors has returned to negative numbers after some increase on the wave of Revolution. The only state-related institution in which people trust more now are Defense Forces of Ukraine. To rebuild trust, the delivery of reforms (especially in areas prioritized the most by the public – anticorruption, law enforcement) will be key, said Zolkina. While the volunteer movement is unprecedentedly strong, it cannot substitute the state, she noted.

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