You have a history of civic activism. And you can force your not very reform-minded top leadership in the right direction – because you have a rising generation of young leaders who seem to understand things in the correct way and who are prepared to be active.
Monthly Archive: May 2015
The National Bank of Ukraine is set to adopt a combination of inflation targeting and a floating exchange rate regime. The transition to the new regime is likely to be complicated because of undeveloped markets, unstable fiscal situation, a war in Eastern Ukraine and a myriad of other factors. However, the gains from this new regime temporary volatility.
Ukraine must embrace a bold, liberal, economic agenda. Speaking the truth about economic reforms shows respect for our nation. Speaking boldly and honestly about hardships and how to achieve a better future also increases the odds of political and economic success, provided those reforms are designed to provide opportunities for the current population and the next generation.
The effect of fiscal policy on aggregate economic activity is of key interest to policymakers and academics alike. However, identifying fiscal shocks in the data is challenging. This column uses daily data to evaluate the effect of government defence spending on forward-looking variables. The results indicate that government spending shocks lead to an appreciation of the domestic currency. This findings does not hold if low-frequency data are used instead.
On May 7, 2015 there was a general parliamentary election in the UK. Before the election VoxUkraine has asked the UK Parliament candidates three questions about their views on the Budapest memorandum and territorial integrity of Ukraine, economic and military support to Ukraine, and whether the actions of Russia pose a national security threat to the UK. Here is the detailed analysis of the answers.
At the beginning of May many Ukrainians take a long break between Labor Day on May 1st and Victory Day on May 9th. How will it effect the economic growth? And will changing the number of days of vacation or holidays stimulate the economy?
On April 9, 2015 the Ukrainian parliament by a comfortable majority adopted four laws that have become collectively referred to as de-communization laws. Objections to the law have varied from hopelessly simplified rhetorical battles along the lines of “the laws are falsifying and re-writing “true” history/the laws are liberating “true” history from the clutches of the Soviet propaganda,” to the identification of specific troubling consequences of these laws. To truly comply with the European practices, the laws dealing with totalitarian regimes and fighters for independence ought to be amended in a way that actions defined by inherently ambiguous terms (“denial of the criminal nature of the regime,” “denial of the legitimacy of the struggle for independence,” “information aimed at justifying” regimes, etc) are not made punishable offenses, whether administrative or criminal.
On May 7, 2015 the Britons will vote in a general election which will determine the composition of the new parliament and affect the UK’s foreign policy. VoxUkraine has asked the UK Parliament candidates three questions about their views on the Budapest memorandum and territorial integrity of Ukraine, economic and military support to Ukraine, and whether the actions of Russia pose a national security threat to the UK. So, what can Ukraine count on?
Editorial Note: The Kyiv Post has informed us that they had removed the advertisement of their website – we applaud the Kyiv Post for its quick and correct reaction, and we’d like to repeat: we are big fans and avid readers of the Kyiv Post. We encourage our English-speaking readership to subscribe to this oldest and best Ukrainian newspaper in English. We are sure that the ad was one-time error and should not cast any shadow on editors or writers of the Kyiv Post .The ad is a one time incident and does not represent a systemic issue. VoxUkraine has been unable to find other examples of this type of ads on the KyivPost site.