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How a 26-year-old Ukrainian took on Odessa’s customs service

Written by Matthias Williams Source: Reuters The head of customs at the Black Sea port of Odessa says her job used to be such a money-spinner the going bribe for securing it was $5 million. «Everything was completely unpredictable», - Yulia Marushevska told Reuters, saying customs staff exploited a lack of clarity over tariffs on goods and…
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Why is Ukraine stalling on reforms?

Written by: Sergey Aleksashenko Source: Brookings Ukrainian president Viktor Yanokuvich’s refusal to sign the agreement on the EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) in November 2013 prompted civil unrest in Kiev, which later became known as “Euromaidan”. After unsuccessful attempts to quell the protest, in February 2014,…
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Ukraine’s challenge for 2016 is corruption, not conflict

Written by Sergio Cantone Source Euronews This year is expected to become a crucial deadline for post-Maidan Ukraine. Twenty four months after the fall of Viktor Yanukovych the country must take on two major challenges: find a stable institutional solution to the conflict in the Donbas crush corruption by reforming the old post-Soviet…
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