In the latest issue of a newsletter bulletin “Information about WTO members” prepared by the Institute of Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) you will find information about the following.

On the 8 June 2015 in Brussels, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) organized international conference “Civil Society Contributions to Human Rights and the Reform Agenda”. During third session, the participants of the conference discussed the progress on reforms in Eastern Partnership countries.

Institute of World Policy has presented the results of the opinion poll on Ukraine’s European aspirations conducted in six largest EU countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Poland.

Ukrainian parliament denounces the existing agreement of 1995 that allowed the transit of Russian military troops to Transninstria through Ukraine’s territory. By ending it, Poroshenko may have blocked around 1,500 Russian soldiers currently stationed in Transnistria, putting pressure on the Kremlin. In response, Moscow said it was ready to provide supplies to Russian peacekeepers in Transnistria by planes, the KyivPost writes.

Institute of World Policy has presented the results of the opinion poll on Ukraine’s European aspirations conducted in six largest EU countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Poland.

In January – May 2015 industrial production index decreased by 21.2% compared to May last year. At the same time, in May, the fall slowed to 20.7% from 21.1% in April.

Events taking place in Donbass today, only give negative signals to Russia, which leads to serious problems for Moscow. To change the situation on the ground, the Kremlin should either allow for concessions, or escalate the conflict even further – says a senior analyst at the International Centre for Policy Studies – Anatoly Oktysyuk.

On 18 June 2015, the bill № 2831-2 on local elections, which was actually the only one of the proposed bills which offered open lists, did not get enough votes in the Parliament.