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15 September 2016

Saving Refugees to Save Europe

The refugee crisis in Europe was already pushing the European Union toward disintegration when, on June 23, it helped drive the British to vote to Brexit the EU. The refugee crisis and the Brexit calamity that it spawned have reinforced xenophobic, nationalist movements that will seek to win a series of upcoming votes– including national elections in France, the Netherlands, and Germany in 2017, a referendum in...

02 September 2016


The International Renaissance Foundation deplores the violation of human rights on the grounds of ethnicity of Ukrainian citizens of the Roma origin who suffered pogroms and forced eviction in the village of Loshchynivka, Odessa region.

26 July 2016

Data Analysis. An Access is Opened

The most attractive profession of the twenty first century is a Data Analyst, according to the American edition of Harvard Business Review, and it is possible to get in Ukraine now; and it is for free, for a few months, from the leading Ukrainian teachers. This unique opportunity is provided by a joint initiative of the International Renaissance Foundation, Ukrainian public project of massive open online courses...

13 July 2016

The Promise of Regrexit

Until the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the refugee crisis was the greatest problem Europe faced. Indeed, that crisis played a critical role in bringing about the greater calamity of Brexit.

11 July 2016

Ukrainians will build a successful state by travelling and learning from the EU life.

The Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels (further the Office) continues its work towards ensuring visa-free regime between the EU and Ukraine. On July 3-6 experts of the CSO Europe Without Barriers, CEDOS, Reanimation Package of Reforms and journalist of the “European Pravda” joined their efforts during the working visit to Brussels.

29 June 2016

Brexit and the Future of Europe

Britain, I believe, had the best of all possible deals with the European Union, being a member of the common market without belonging to the euro and having secured a number of other opt-outs from EU rules. And yet that was not enough to stop the United Kingdom’s electorate from voting to leave. Why?

11 April 2016

The “right to utmost truth disease” contradicts open society

The investigation, performed by journalists of the “Slidstvo.Info” program of the Hromadske.TV in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has disclosed an obvious fact of the existence of an off-shore company whose beneficiary is the President of Ukraine. This fact should receive its just appraisal.

02 March 2016

Preventing torture in Ukraine: the NPM experience

Passengers of the Sharm el-Sheikh flight in Zaporizhzhya airport are surprised when I cut the line at the customs and enter the departure lounge without tickets or any inspection together with two other representatives of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM)

10 February 2016

Ukraine and the West Need Each Other

Kiev, Ukraine — After centuries of nearly continuous foreign control, we Ukrainians achieved our independence from the Soviet Union 25 years ago, in 1991.

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