In an article for the New Time, Ihor Burakovsky, economist and director of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER), stressed that the main threat to the agreement on debt restructuring is the bondholders worth $ 500 million that try to block the process, considering the unfavourable conditions which this agreement entails for them.

From 18 to 23 September 2015, Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation conducted an expert survey “Ukraine – EU: the key in the status quo.” 27 foreign experts from think tanks and 37 Ukrainian experts took part in the study.

According to a recent poll by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the sociological service of the Razumkov Centre, support for NATO, as the most reliable security guarantee for Ukraine, was 36% in July 2015. 3 years ago the same opinion about NATO was shared only by 12%. This indicates that the annexation of Crimea and Russian aggression in the East radically changed public opinion in Ukraine.

In an article for Ukrainska Pravda, experts of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform (CPLR), Ihor Koliushko and Viktor Tymoshchuk, explained why there is an opposition to the bill #2490 “On civil service”.

Energy, Weekly analytical report: September 14 – 20, 2015

Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting collected draft laws concerning the regulation of foreign trade of Ukraine, primarily related to technical barriers to trade and sanitary and phytosanitary measures.

In an article for TSN, Julia Tishchenko, expert of the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR), commented on the recent blockade of the Russian occupied Crimea by the Crimean Tatars.

Director of Economic Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Vasyl Yurchyshyn believes that further increase of the utility rates will reduce the purchasing power of Ukrainians, informs the news agency RIA.

NGO Telekrytika, supported by “Internews Network” continues to monitor Russian media.

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The Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation conducted polling in conjunction with the Razumkov /Center from July 22-27, 2015. A total of 2,011 respondents aged 18 and oldere were polled Crimea and the occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The survey evaluated the pace of reforms and the economic situation, as viewed by the public.