Belarus’s Youth Bloc: campaigning for youth, not for seats

On November 17, Belarusians will have the chance to vote for a new parliament. As President Lukashenka has maintained a tight grip over the election process for 25 years, Belarusian elections are usually barely newsworthy events. The real institutions of…

Ukraine and the Paris Agreement

Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe, located in its southeastern part. According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, the population is 42,030,832 as of 1st June of 2019[i]. Average population density is 74.3 persons / km² with…

Ukrainian Elections 2019: The Era of “New Faces”

Politics and elections probably concern up to every third talk in Ukraine at the moment. This is not surprising: elections occur every three months this year, channels broadcast political news every single day, political advertisement seems to be encoded into…

Ukraine Today: is There Light at the End of a Dark Tunnel?

Whenever I speak to people from abroad, I find that most of them have very similar ideas about the situation in Ukraine. The most common questions that I hear are:  “Is it safe in Kyiv present days?”, “Is your country…

How Ukrainians Today Are Developing a Democratic Mindset

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…

Introducing the Liberal Democratic League of Ukraine – Arthur Kharythonov

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…

What the Paris Agreement means for Ukraine – Svitlana Norets

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…

“Democratic” reforms in Ukraine – a threat for the country? – Julia Rudenko

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…