Ukraine, the largest country in Europe, gained its independency from the USSR in 1991. It is undebatable that the country is still going through a difficult transition period from a Soviet republic to independent and powerful state, following significant changes towards grass-rooted democracy and a free market economy. n their annual democracy rating, US Government…

I will start by introducing myself: my name is Serhii Bozhenko, I study political science and take an active part in social and political life. From childhood I have been talking about politics, and I always get disappointment when people do not perceive politics as something that can change their lives. But I do not…

From the 7 to the 10th July 2016 the IFLRY Belarus and Ukraine Programme organized a seminar “Youth in the Heart of Decision Making”. I was one of the participants of this great event and here I want to share my impressions about it. The seminar brought together more than 20 participants from Ukraine, many…

The Liberal Democratic League of Ukraine (LDLU) is a Ukrainian non-governmental and non-profitable organization that aims to consolidate a new generation of representatives of the Ukrainian people. Its headquarters are situated in Kyiv. We sincerely believe that a healthy civil society can be built only by people who were born after 1991; in other words,…

The consequences of global climate change are increasingly felt in Ukraine. Over the past 20 years the average annual temperature has risen by 0,8⁰C, and the average temperature in January and February by 1-2⁰C. This has led to changes in the rhythm of seasonal events: spring floods, early flowering and decreased levels of snowfall. Due…

Before starting the discussion about the actual situation in Ukraine one has to become acquainted with the distinguishing features of the political system in Ukraine: Political parties do not have any specific ideologies. Nevertheless, they are not populist, in this case the parties would presume to keep their programs according to popular opinion; on the contrary, the parties…

One year has passed since Ukrainians, undertaking considerable losses, got rid of the regime of Victor Yanukovych. New opportunities came as a result – so why has the government not implemented them so far? One can sum up some results and ask unpleasant questions. There are two that are the most annoying of them: 1)…