European integration

International organization Transparify, which has been assessing the level of financial transparency of think tanks worldwide since 2014, has surveyed 200 think tanks in 47 countries in order to determine whether they make available information on who finances them.

10 march 2014

An expert discussion"A New Ukraine in the Eyes of Ukrainian Experts"

Leading Ukrainian think tanks got together in Brussels to provide cutting edge analysis of developments in Ukraine on 5 March, 2014.

23 january 2014

Legal opinion of the Centre for Political and Legal Reforms on the “laws” of 16 January 2014

On January 16, 2014, members of the parliament from the Party of Regions and the Communist Party, as well as individual MPs not associated with a political party, after the adoption of the law, “On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2014” incorporated unscheduled amendments into the agenda and "adopted" a number of other "laws", including

10 september 2013

Statement of non-governmental organizations on need to codify electoral legislation

Statement of non-governmental organizations on need to codify electoral legislation

20 june 2013

Comments and Proposals of Civil Society Organizations for Improvement of Electoral Legislation

Improvement of electoral legislation remains an important issue of political agenda. Making changes to the electoral legislation is an integral part of Ukraine’s preparations for signing EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

17 may 2013

Conclusions for Ukraine in Recent OECD Report on Inspection Reform

The legal system of Ukraine is an ongoing reform process. This cliché is particularly apparent when it comes to business regulation. Ukraine has reformed many of the laws in this area(for example see the Tax Code, the Customs Code, the Law on the Protection of the Rights of Consumers, the Law on Market Oversight, the Law on Sanitary Oversight and the Law on the General Principles of State Control Oversight Activity in Economic Sphere) but little has been done to reform the application of regulatory reforms.

26 february 2013


The leaders of the member states of the European Union (EU) met in Stockholm, Sweden in 2009 to discuss the future political progress in the area of justice, freedom and security. Despite the ever-present financial crisis, the meeting did produce an action plan, the Stockholm Programme (sp), that was meant to advance ‘people’s Europe’ into the new decade. Included in the action plan was a section concerning the protection of citizen’s rights within the information society.

29 january 2013

The legal status of public authorities on personal data protection: the EU experience

Ukraine’s ratification of the “Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data” has meant the implementation of a number of new laws, including the law “On Personal Data Protection”, as well as other regulations.The subsequent implementation has been far from entirely successful.

22 january 2013

What can be gained by shrinking the number of regulatory inspection bodies in Ukraine?

There are ongoing problems in the relationship between the Ukrainian government and the citizens of Ukraine. Some of this is directly related to the actions of the government, but to blame the current administration for all the problems of the Ukrainian state would be a historic simplification. The inheritance of the history of modern Ukraine is a burden to borne by everyone living and working in Ukraine. This is not unique for Ukraine, for that matter. Every state is a sum of its historical parts. 

14 november 2012

Law on administrative offenses: the experience of Western and Eastern Europe

Laws concerning administrative offenses in the "established democracies" of Europe are inherently diverse. Differences appear in the titles given to administrative offenses, as well as in the legal ownership of administrative offenses, the relationship between administrative offenses and criminal offenses, the characteristics of the subjects of responsibility, the subjective side of the relevant offenses and the consequences of committing such violations. The laws also differ in the manner in which they have been established and the way specific laws address responsibility for administrative offenses.

9 january 2012

None of the Association Agenda priorities of the “Political dialogue” section is fulfilled – results of the civic monitoring

CPLR experts Yaryna Zhurba and Tanya Ruda is the members of ten-experts team that is providing the monitoring. They have analyzed the Euro-integration progress of Ukraine in the areas of Constitutional reform in Ukraine and Reforming the judiciary and the judicial system relatively. 

8 march 2010

Roadmap for Reforms for Civil Society

The Roadmap was approved at the National Reforms Concillium (March 5-6, 2010). Prepared based on the Results of Regional Discussion of the Research "Modrnisation of Ukraine: Reforms Priorities Define".