The biggest challenges facing Ukraine are its long-standing, systemic failures—a corrupt government and a political system dominated by big business.
Ukraine is trying, once again, to become a functioning democracy. Yet the war in Donbas, the slow pace of reforms, and the economic crisis are all impeding democratic consolidation.
Ukraine is undertaking an ambitious reform package. Yet the enduring influence of oligarchs, the challenge of corruption, and the slow economic recovery could seriously undermine the viability and sustainability of any progress.
Ukraine faces monumental challenges as it strives to build a transparent and accountable system of governance. How can the EU support the country’s constitutional reform and democratic institution building?
Ukraine held local elections and made modest reform progress, while the economy improved slowly. But there are renewed concerns about the ceasefire in the east.
While local elections proceeded peacefully, the fires are still burning around Kyiv.
Ukrainians will go to the polls on October 25 to choose their mayors and local council deputies.
A year and a half after the Euromaidan protests and the fall of Viktor Yanukovych’s government, is Ukraine on the right reform path?
Despite the growing scale and scope of reform activity and increasing support for it, the overall effort appears to be suffering from a lack of strategic direction.
The recent violent protests in Kyiv during parliamentary debates about constitutional changes and autonomy for eastern Ukraine underscore the country’s daunting domestic challenges.