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Biggest Polluters in Ukraine Need to Modernize

April 2, 2013, 7:05 am

The ecological situation in Ukraine is one of the worst in the world—it holds the 102nd place among 132 countries in the Environmental Performance Index 2012,

Ukraine’s Battle with Smoking not Always Effective

April 2, 2013, 7:00 am

Ukraine, once ranked 4th in the world for highest number of smokers, is changing tactics to push smokers to kick the habit.

Trials and Tribulations of Refugees in Ukraine

March 20, 2013, 1:04 am

Most applicants are denied refugee status in Ukraine, a gateway to Europe for refugees from Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Africa. Numerous other obstacles also stand in [...]

Human Rights Progress in Ukraine: ‘Spoonful of Honey in a Barrel of Tar’

March 7, 2013, 1:10 pm

As the Ukrainian government talks about meeting EU human rights standards, rights groups say its efforts are like a “spoonful of honey in a barrel of tar.”

Ukrainian Government Holds Soviet-Style ‘Dialogue’ With Citizens

February 27, 2013, 6:08 am

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych organized a “dialogue with the country” on Feb. 25 to celebrate the third anniversary of his inauguration.

Real Estate Scam in Ukraine: 7 Years Without Compensation

February 20, 2013, 7:10 am

Almost 2,000 Ukrainians lost their long-term savings in a real estate scam seven years ago. The case has been held up in court, and victims demand resolution.

Ukraine’s Pro-Soviet Street Names Show Communist Influence

February 10, 2013, 11:23 pm

Pro-communist street names and monuments are still common throughout Ukraine, indicating that communist ideology continues to influence the public, say activists.

Ukrainian Opposition Blocks Work of Parliament

February 7, 2013, 2:54 pm

Ukrainian parliamentarians prevented the opening of the Parliament’s second session on Tuesday, demanding absentee members attend sessions and put end to the long-standing [...]

Ukraine’s Cultural Divide Deepened by Political Campaigns

January 29, 2013, 1:57 am

The historical and cultural divide between East and West in Ukraine has been aggravated by political campaigns, say sociologists who urge politicians to instead promote unity.

High Loan Rates Stifle Ukrainian Businesses

January 26, 2013, 1:31 am

In Ukraine small and medium businesses find it’s not easy to develop due to high interest rates and the challenges of getting initial capital.


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