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Now Is the Time for Electoral Reform in Ukraine

Original story posted here - http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/now-is-the-time-for-electoral-reform-in-ukraine Ukraine’s parliament has a busy agenda this autumn. Not only is a sweeping healthcare reform package needed to fix the country’s broken system, judicial reform, the creation of a special anticorruption court, and land reform are also pending. In spite of these burning … [Read More...] about Now Is the Time for Electoral Reform in Ukraine

The Key to Fixing Ukraine Isn’t What You Think It Is

Original story posted here - http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/the-key-to-fixing-ukraine-isn-t-what-you-think-it-is Health care reform should be a top priority for Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada this fall because it can help transform Ukraine. As President Petro Poroshenko has said, “I am sure that healthcare...reforms would help [in] attracting investment and increasing economic … [Read More...] about The Key to Fixing Ukraine Isn’t What You Think It Is

Who Is Opposing Ukraine’s Health Reform Bill?

Original story posted here - http://jamestown.org/program/who-is-opposing-ukraines-health-reform-bill/ After the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Ukraine failed, on the last day of its July session, to approve health reform bill #6327, a vote on the second reading awaits approval by the legislature. Addressing the Rada, on September 5, Speaker Andriy Parubiy cautiously mentioned the bill, along … [Read More...] about Who Is Opposing Ukraine’s Health Reform Bill?

Intelligence Reform in Ukraine Falls Short

Original story posted here - https://jamestown.org/program/intelligence-reform-in-ukraine-falls-short/ In late July 2017, the Ukrainian non-governmental advisory organization Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) called on President Petro Poroshenko and the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to immediately reform the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU). The authors of the RPR letter … [Read More...] about Intelligence Reform in Ukraine Falls Short

Russian Citizenship for Ukrainians: Addressing Russia’s Population Decline

Original story posted here - https://jamestown.org/program/russian-citizenship-for-ukrainians-addressing-russias-population-decline/ The State Duma of the Russian Federation passed an amendment to its citizenship laws, on July 12, easing the procedure for Ukrainians to acquire Russian citizenship. According to the new amendment, those wishing to acquire Russian citizenship would no longer … [Read More...] about Russian Citizenship for Ukrainians: Addressing Russia’s Population Decline