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30 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions Economy Analytics

Volodymyr Shulmeyster about Qatar Airways in Ukraine: they studied Ukraine long before the scandal with Ryanair

Director of the Infrastructure Program of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future, former Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, and today the Ombudsman under Mykolaiv Regional State Administration, commented on the decision of Qatar Airways Company QCSC to enter the Ukrainian market.Qatar Airways Company is at the head in the World's Top 100 Airlines - 2017. The appearance of this...
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30 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions Economy Analytics

Anatoliy Amelin: "Ukrspyrt has always been and remains a feeder for government"

"Ukrspyrt" exists almost as long as the independence of Ukraine, and every year we hear about scandals and improper benefits. We all know that there is "unaccounted grain", “unaccounted alcohol”, etc. How many people were put in jail? "Ukrspyrt" has always been and remains a feeder for those who now rule the country. I do not call names,...
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29 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions Economy Analytics

Ukrainian M & A market: the results of the first half of 2017

Last year's positive trend of economic growth of Ukraine persisted during the first half of 2017. The rate of economic growth reached 2.5%, which is significantly higher than in the first half of 2016 (0.8%).
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28 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions Economy Analytics

How will the bill "On inland waterway transport" affect the economy of Ukraine and the agrarians

Agribusiness in Ukraine is out of breath because of inefficient transport infrastructure. In particular, the roads in the south of Ukraine can not withstand the load, there is not enough rolling stock for transportation by rail, there is not enough river tonnage of the fleet for transportations along the river.Agribusiness needs optimization of traffic flows and a cheaper...
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28 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions Economy Analytics

How can Ukraine stop the economic slowdown: the horizon of the next 25 years

There are no reasons for optimism in Ukraine today, says Anatoliy Amelin, an expert of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future. However, the expert is sure that we have a chance to stop the slowdown. To that effect, it is necessary to adopt a development strategy, create a system of justice, change state regulation and tax policy, improve...
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28 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions Domestic policy

Volodymyr Shulmeyster at first commented on his appointment as Adviser in Mykolaiv Regional State Administration

The Director of the Infrastructure Program of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future is appointed as Adviser to the Head of the Regional State Administration of Mykolaiv region.
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23 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions National security Analytics

The fourth year of the annexation of Crimea: only pragmatism

It is the 26th anniversary of Ukraine's independence soon, as we already could see the practice run of the parade on Khreshchatyk street.Thus, on August 24 we will celebrate country's main national holiday for the twenty-fifth time. The patriots of Ukraine in the Crimea will do it unofficially for the fourth time.All social and economic costs of annexation are outlined...
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23 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions Domestic policy Analytics

Yuriy Romanenko: I do not believe in unorganized dawns

Co-founder of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future, Director of political programs Yuriy Romanenko prepared a proclamation on the eve of Independence Day of Ukraine for the website "Khvylia" (the "Wave").For three and a half years after the Maidan a ghost is wandering around Ukraine – a ghost of disappointment. People's groans about "betrayal", "enemies of the people"...
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22 Aug 2017
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Ukraine has 2-3 years to save the economy – Volodymyr Shulmeyster

Propozitsiya.com discussed with Volodymyr Shulmeyster the future of Ukraine and the main problems of its infrastructure development. The state should create conditions, it should interest the potential investors. We have 2.5 thousand state-owned companies. Only by the example of the Ministry of Infrastructure I can say that in 2015 there were about 250 state-owned companies in its subordination, including “Ukrposhta”...
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22 Aug 2017
Events Law enforcement and judicial system

​Відкриті дебати "Конкурс до Верховного суду: зрада чи перемога?"

29 серпня о 12:00 в Українському інституті майбутнього відбудуться відкриті дебати на тему "Конкурс до Верховного суду: зрада чи перемога?".Під час заходу учасники обговорять такі теми:Проблемні питання процедури кваліфікаційного оцінювання кандидатів на посаду судді.Єдність розуміння критеріїв та методології визначення доброчесності кандидатів на посаду судді.Конфлікт інтересів, його врегулювання та вплив на результати конкурсу до Верховного Суду.Практичний аспект захисту персональних даних кандидатів...
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18 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions Foreign Policy Analytics

Why do Americans build a command center for the Ukrainian Navy?

A week ago, the website of the US Navy reported that Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 had begun construction of marine operations control center for the Ukrainian Navy, which Russian media immediately called "an American military base." In response to such hysteria the Ukrainian officials chose the tactic of justification and argue that "there will be no foreign...
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18 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions Domestic policy Analytics

Reducing the number of academic scholarships to 15%, the Ministry of Finance encourages mediocrity among the students of Ukrainian universities

Recently, the Ministry of Finance has announced a gradual reduction in the number of students receiving academic scholarships up to 15% in 2020 from the current 40%.According to the State Treasury during 12 months of 2016 there was 129 billion UAH of educational expenses from the Consolidated Budget, that amounts 5.7% of GDP. This is a big part of government...
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17 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions Economy Forecast

How will the salary change with the growth of dollar GDP?

In the 1st quarter of 2017, the average salary in Ukraine was ₴ 6 234. The workers in air transport sphere, IT and the financial sector have the highest average salary. The workers in the sphere of postal services and health have the lowest salary.Based on the evaluation of historical statistics for 20 years, we have determined how salary will...
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16 Aug 2017
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Amelin: Naftogaz can set a precedent for Ukraine regarding the fight for the Crimea

Interview "Channel 5"Naftogaz is doing very correct actions in regard to Russia, which does not expose representatives to this court and tries to defend itself without recognizing jurisdiction. In fact, for Ukraine this will be a very important precedent, despite the fact that this is a corporate dispute that means the compensation for losses caused to a legal...
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16 Aug 2017
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Oleksiy Pavlenko: The government's task is to involve Ukraine in the international logistics

From MY 2013/14 the indicator of grain production in Ukraine did not fall below 60 million tons, which of course affected the agricultural infrastructure of the country. Oleksiy Pavlenko, the Director of the Agrarian and Industrial Development Program of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future, the Former Head of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, tells about the expansion...
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16 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions Economy Analytics

The growth of the Ukrainian economy surpassed the expectations of the National Bank

The growth of real GDP of Ukraine in the 2nd quarter of 2017 compared to the 2nd quarter of 2016 is 2.4%, which in general meets the expectations of the UIF, which were set out in the "Forecast for year 2017".
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15 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions Foreign Policy Analytics

"NATO base" in Ukraine: what is Russia scared about

Russian conspiracy theorists of military affairs have started talking about the fact that the Center in Ochakov creates an immediate danger for the Black Sea Fleet in the Crimea, and, consequently, Ukraine intentionally provokes the Russian Federation."But considering the state of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, everything is dangerous for it, including the seagulls flying by, - says ironically Igar...
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15 Aug 2017
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Premiums to salaries of the officials – is not a panacea for corruption

Volodymyr Shulmeyster, Director of the think tank Ukrainian Institute for the Future of the program "Infrastructure", commented on the air of the Voice of the Capital whether the Head of Ukravtodor deserves high salary, taking into account the quality of Ukrainian roads.
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14 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions Foreign Policy Analytics

“Betrayal” again or Russian planes and air defense systems in Belarus

The Ukrainian mass media and social networks are simmered with a bill submitted by Putin to the State Duma. It is called "On introducing amendments and additions to the agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus on joint protection of the airspace at the Union State external border and creating the Unified Regional Air Defense...
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14 Aug 2017
Expert Opinions Economy Analytics

Shulmeyster: people like Balczun can be fired if there is a folder with compromising material on them

Volodymyr Shulmeyster Interview for "Holos Stolytsi" ("Voice of the Capital"). An expert Volodymyr Shulmeyster is convinced that Wojciech Balczun’s work on the position of Head of "Ukrzaliznytsia" has contributed to the fact that the flow of goods will increasingly shift to another mode of transport. Was Wojciech Balczun’s voluntary discharge expected? - The intrigue indeed was. I hoped, of course,...
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