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  • Rada passes new privatization bill On 18 January, the Ukrainian parliament passed in the second reading and in general bill No. 7066 on the privatization of state property, which was one of the requirements of the…
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  • Policeman injured during brawl outside parliament One law enforcer was injured in a brawl with protesters outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv, the city police press service said on Facebook on Tuesday. A crowd gathered outside…
  • Chief prosecutor to report on progress of special confiscation Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko will participate in a meeting of parliament's committee on national security and defence on 17 January, his press secretary Larysa Sarhan said Monday…
  • MP Rozenblat sues Ukraine Ukrainian MP Boryslav Rozenblat has filed a lawsuit against Ukraine in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), his lawyer Oleksiy Shevchuk told Ukrayinska Pravda on Monday, 15 January…
  • MPs challenge illegal enrichment clause in Constitutional Court Fifty nine Ukrainian people's deputies asked the Constitutional Court to recognize the article of the Criminal Code setting criminal liability for illegal enrichment as unconstitutional…
  • Rada seeks powers to slam sanctions Sixty lawmakers introduced a bill to Verkhovna Rada proposing to authorize the parliament to impose sanctions. Among the sponsors of the bill registered on 22 Decemberare the head…
  • Poroshenko inks law cancelling layoff of 5 thousand prosecutor jobs President Petro Poroshenko on 26 December signed a law that cancels the layoff of 5 thousand employees of the prosecutor's office next year. The bill is amending the law On the Prosecutor's…
  • Two MPs set to withdraw from PPB Deputies of the Verkhovna Rada Viktor Kryvenko and Pavlo Kishkar decided to withdraw from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction. Kryvenko on 22 December wrote on his Facebook page that…
  • The Verkhovna Rada on Thursday by 235 votes withdrew a lawmaker's bill No. 6011 on the creation of anti-corruption court. The move has been considered for the third time. On 9 and…
  • Lawmakers to discuss political challenges for Ukraine in 2018 On 22 December, Friday, at 12:00 Gorshenin Institute will host a round table conference Political Challenges for Ukraine in 2018 The organizer of the round table is Gorshenin Institute…
  • US noted importance of anti-corruption committee The US Embassy in Ukraine noted the importance of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on prevention and combating corruption. "The Verkhovna Rada committee critical for reforms needed to…
  • Poroshenko, Lagarde called on Rada to create Anti-Corruption Court by yearend President Petro Poroshenko in a telephone conversation with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde "coordinated approaches as regards the establishment…