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10 things you should know about Ukraine’s pension reform

Source: UkraineWorld group (ukraineworld.org) Prepared by Vitalii Rybak On 3 October, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has voted for legislation to overhaul an outdated pension system. It was supported by 288 out of 450 Ukrainian MPs. Moreover, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has already signed the law on 8 October. Pension reform has been…
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Ukraine Update 4/29: Polls, Governor Gaggle & Cabinet Commentary

Written by Brian Mefford Cabinet Commentary: On April 14th, Parliament approved Volodymyr Groisman as Prime Minister with 257 votes. The Poroshenko Bloc and Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front won over almost a dozen independent MP’s as well as the People’s Will and Renaissance factions to secure the needed votes. The vote to confirm Groisman as Premier…
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At Last, Military Reform Makes Headway in Ukraine

Written by Alexander J. Motyl Source: World Affairs When a close observer and frequent critic of Ukraine’s military establishment has something good to say about it, we may want to listen. Yuri Butusov, military analyst and editor of the censor.net website, describes a January 21 roundtable on defense reform he attended at the Ministry of…
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