Victor Tkachuk on Democracy, Ukraine & the EU

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On November, 17 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law “About Elections of Members of the Parliament”. Lawmakers didn’t include recommendations of the Venice Commission (VC) in this new law. And the Commission was mostly concerned by three key innovations: 1) introducing a mixed electoral system instead of the current proportional system; 2) lifting the… » read more

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The history of financial relations between the EU and Ukraine is rather confusing. 2,5 billion euros were allocated to our state over the years of our independence. However, the efficiency of these allocations is noticeable by no means always. Although Ukraine remains to be a recognized leader of the “Eastern Partnership” program, which was offered… » read more

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The present depth of the EU and eurozone economic crisis gives an idea that afterwards the European Union will already be different. Rules of interactions between the states within the Union will change. This will touch upon both political, and especially, economic and currency-related relations. Europe passes the exam on the ability to come to… » read more

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Ukraine: the Ark for Europe

Ukrainian people today are hostages to political battles between the previous and the present political regimes. We, Ukrainians, have been familiar with democracy for a long time. In 1710 the Ukrainian Cossacks created a Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk – the first democratic constitution on the European continent. Ukrainian people treat EU values as a guide… » read more

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The initiative voiced by the Russian leader primarily suggests that creativity among his team of advisors is running low. On the other hand it demonstrates that V.Putin is looking towards his legacy and is desperately hunting for projects that could create a place for him in the history books of Russia and Europe. Unfortunately, the… » read more

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I was born in Ukraine. Ukraine is a part of Europe. Ukraine already was a European state when in Europe not everyone knew about such things as alphabet, clothes made from fabric, water toilet or constitution. The first-ever modern computer was created in Ukraine. The most reliable space rocket in the world is manufactured in… » read more

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Ukrainian Foundation for Democracy “People First” starts its cooperation with “EurActiv” beginning with September, 2011. We are opening an additional unprejudiced channel of information for the European audience concerning Ukraine, its internal development, the level of democratization, the process of approaching the European standards, analysis of economy sectors and foreign and security policy. We won’t… » read more

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