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QUICK ECONOMIC REFORMS AND FIGHTING CORRUPTION – ARE THESE A PRIORITY FOR THE NEW GOVERNMENT?

The new government’s programme includes ambitious but realistic goals and fills in the gaps of the presidential and parliamentary election campaigns. The Servant of the People Party in the parliament demonstrates tentative signs of absence of firmness, after a couple of months of having supported all initiatives without reservations. For achieving fast and tangible results […]

EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES OF THE NEW TEAM

While too vague during the electoral campaigns period, the European integration track became more clear and nuanced with the new government coming into office in September 2019. The programme of Oleksiy Honcharuk’s government has a special chapter devoted to the issues of rapprochement with the EU and NATO. In some parts, it echoes the initiatives […]

PROMISES AND PITFALLS OF THE ‘YEAR OF BIG ELECTIONS’: CIVIL SOCIETY AND CIVIC ACTORS’ ATTEMPTS TO DELIVER REFORMS IN UKRAINE

Ukraine is rightly considered to be a country with a vibrant civil society and numerous non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) that push various agendas. However, the daunting task of bringing reforms to many domains inevitably raises the questions of prioritising, effectiveness, alliance-building, and competition. Presidential and parliamentary elections of 2019 led to […]

Perceptions Matter: How the West Sees the Elections Results

After the presidential and parliamentary elections, Ukraine is believed to have obtained a historic chance to push forward the much-awaited reforms. Ukraine’s Western partners have continuously expressed their expectations that a strong mandate that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his Servant of the People party have received will be translated into palpable and resolute reforms. Zelenskyy’s seemingly sincere resolve and […]

NEW GENERATION POLITICS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR DEMOCRACY

New generation politics is getting trendy in Ukraine. The chances of Ukraine to become successful and to ensure irreversibility of democratic development of the country are assessed through the lens of the capabilities and political will of the new Ukrainian leadership. At the same time, there is ground for concerns caused by lack of cohesion […]

Eastern Partnership 2030 Trends

T his report outlines major trends that over the course of the next decade will shape the future of Eastern Partnership (EaP) region, to be understood as six individual countries and as a policy framework of the European Union. The authors of the report have focused particularly on those trends that are common for all […]

New leadership of Ukraine: challenges and opportunities

Hanna Shelest reflects on the opportunities and challenges facing the new leadership of Ukraine.

Oleksiy Honcharuk’s Government Program: Analysis Of The Foreign Policy Aspect

The overall impression is that the Government’s Program allocates an unclear and sporadic role to foreign policy

Ukraine’s place in the geopolitical puzzle is shifting. That was the point.

Euphoria surrounding the recent prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia is all but unjustified. Ukraine managed to bring home the most well-known among its citizens detained in Russia and Crimea, which is undoubtedly a good thing. Moreover, the swap has brought hope that the conflict might finally end. But the jubilation should not eclipse the […]

Ukraine’s European Integration: Post-election Prospects

Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism” analyzed foreign policy programs and plans of President Zelenskyy and political parties present in the new Parliament.

Spotlight on Ukraine’s Parliament Elections: Vox Pops

What do Ukrainians expect of the newly elected Parliament?

Foreign policy in the new Rada: Analysis of the parties’ election promises

How the parties running for Parliament see Ukraine’s foreign policy

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