Victor Tkachuk on Democracy, Ukraine & the EU

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More and more western billionaires give the most part of their assets in favor of the society. In Ukraine, apart from cases of direct help for treatment, we have no real philanthropy. In charity we can trace an accurate binding to territories, or spheres of their concrete influence. Semi-criminal rules of doing business create the… » read more

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During the last German-Polish intergovernmental consultations the parties have discussed the state of affairs in the countries which are the part of the “Eastern Partnership” program. The meeting has testified that the German chancellor A.Merkel and the prime-minister of Poland D.Tusk estimate internal political processes in Ukraine differently. Especially, when it comes to the democratic… » read more

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Representatives of the European Union have informed that the Ukraine-EU summit is postponed till the next year. It is connected with expectations of results of the future parliamentary elections in Ukraine. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has reacted right away – naming the beginning of 2013 the date of the summit. It has… » read more

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In reality, Ukraine-EU relations haven’t meant the achievement of partnership already for a long time. This process is characterized by the emergence of new risks and conditions for contacts. Citizens perceive eurointegration as an alternative to Ukraine’s entering unions where the key role is played by Russia. So far, citizens have no accurate understanding of… » read more

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Today the Eastern Partnership initiative ceases to be the prime and obligatory tool of achievement, or understanding of prospects of the EU membership for Ukraine. Unfortunately, the Eastern Partnership has transformed into one of many international meetings which revive only in times of summits of heads of the states-participants. Since 2008 the uniqueness of each… » read more

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The statement of E.Brok, Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, on undemocratic elections in Ukraine is the most sober foreign assessment of the situation in Ukraine since the beginning of the electoral campaign. The thing is not only in the second verdict for the former Minister of Internal Affairs Y.Lutsenko or a… » read more

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The Ukrainian opposition has declared it is going to sue the President of Ukraine V.Yanukovych for misappropriation of additional powers. Oppositional politicians have pointed out the start of collecting Ukrainian citizens’ signatures for the lawsuit against the President of Ukraine. In such a way oppositionists have begun an anti-presidential interactive political game with voters. It… » read more

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Association of Y.Tymoshenko’s “Batkivshchyna” and A.Yatsenyuk’s “Front for change” parties on the eve of parliamentary elections hasn’t added popularity to them in the Ukrainian society. Before the tandem announcement, various sociological polls gave “Batkivshchyna” 18-21% of support of population, and “Front for change” – 8-11%. After making decision to run with the joint list, the… » read more

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On the eve of new parliamentary elections in October of this year the majority of MPs (235 out of 450) have “voluntarily” passed over their constitutional functions – determination of the state budgetary policy and approval of the program of economic and social development of Ukraine – to the President V.Yanukovych. We can ascertain that… » read more

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After the cancellation of Yalta summit many experts have started to erroneously talk about possible rapprochement of Ukraine and Russia. Absence of results of Ukraine’s President participating in the informal summit of the CIS countries has confirmed this. However, the ignoring of this event could have even worse consequences. Irritated tone of statements of prime-minister… » read more

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