Survey of Ukrainian enterprises conducted by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting in early 2015 in the framework of the project “Business Surveys”, shows that producers evaluate the business climate in the country and their own financial and economic situation worse than in the previous quarter.
In the run-up to the EU-Ukraine Summit scheduled for April 27, 2015, Ukrainian civil society organisations (led by Reanimation Package of Reforms and Stronger Together Initiative, together with European integration experts) appealed to the President of Ukraine, the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada and the Prime Minister of Ukraine to appoint the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European integration.
According to analysts, the number of public officials up until recent reforms in Ukraine was 1.2 million people or 2.7% of the population.
In the latest edition of the “Foreign Policy Insight”, weekly publication of the International Centre for Policy Studies, experts of the Centre were trying to find answers to the following questions: to which extent Poland and Ukraine use the new window of opportunity to enhance political, economic, humanitarian, military-technical cooperation?
Senior researchers of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) Oleksandra Betliy and Vitaly Kravchuk wrote about the role of Donbass for Ukrainian economy.
According to a survey conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DIF) together with the sociological service «Ukrainian Sociology Service» during December 25, 2014 – January 15, 2015 upon request of the International Centre for Policy Studies, 44% of Ukrainians identify themselves with the Orthodox Church of Kiev Patriarchate; 21% with the Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate and 11% with Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
Activists of social awareness Campaign “Stronger Together!” and Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) demand appointment of Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, writes Lyubov Akulenko, coordinator of “Stronger Together!”.