Valeria Hontareva – the head of the National Bank of Ukraine who managed it during the historic times in the Ukrainian economy – is leaving her post. She took office after the presidential election in June 2014, during the period of tough calls for the National Bank. Can it be concluded that the policy of the Ukrainian central bank was quite successful, inasmuch as it was possible in those conditions?
Ukraine has a mixed parliamentary-presidential system in which both the prime minister and the president have control over various parts of the executive branch of government. This confounding of powers creates ample opportunities of political infighting and finger pointing.
Civil Network OPORA continues tracking activities of MPs, elected in single-mandate majoritarian districts. In 2017, OPORA monitor 88 MPs, compared to 36 in 2015 and 105 in 2016.
Recent amendments to Ukraine’s Anti-corruption Law sparked a fierce public conflict between its critics and supporters. Both sides relied on politicized interpretations of the changes, ignoring the letter of law.
VoxUkraine analyzed electronic petitions to the President of Ukraine and revealed what Ukrainian citizens are concerned about.
Today, in Ukraine many people criticize the fact that students at schools have to learn many formulas or historical dates by heart. The new Law on education provides for a new secondary education system that allows not only to gain certain knowledge, but also to acquire life competencies, necessary for successful self-fulfillment in society.
Volodymyr Groysman’s Cabinet of Ministers has been governing the country already for more than a year, since April 14, 2016. The predecessor team – Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s second government – worked for nearly a year and a half, since December 2, 2014, and was known, among other things, for a record number of foreigners in the government. VoxUkraine compared reformist initiatives of two teams’ during their first year in office.
On 1 April 2017, the public e-procurement system ProZorro celebrated the first anniversary since it was started. What is the impact?
In this anthology are presented the most important legislative acts that define the content and special aspects of the constitutional process in Ukraine. They range from the Constitution of 1978 and draft amendments to the Constitution up tо the conclusions of the Venice Commission and the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.
Over the coming weeks, Ukraine will be looking for someone to fill the shoes of Valeria Gontareva, the head of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) since June 2014. This is a crucial moment for the country’s still-fragile reforms: if the government decides to claw back some of the NBU’s independence, it will undermine the current tentative macro-financial stability, risking a significant impact on Ukraine’s economic growth.