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Administrative-territorial structure
Administrative-territorial structure

The Centre of Policy and Legal Reform is a Ukrainian think-tank established in 1996. The CPLR is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-party organization. Our mission is to facilitate institutional reforms in Ukraine for strengthening democracy, rule of law, and good governance.

Since independence in 1991, Ukraine has done little to reform the style of governance created during Soviet rule. New constitutional amendments by President Poroshenko offer the chance to change that. However fears that decentralization will serve big business and separatists in the east mean some in Ukraine want to stall the process. This would be wrong. It is urgent that decentralization proceed in a careful, transparent and participatory way.

Inspection reform is not new to Ukraine. The period 2009-2011 saw a number of important legislative steps in this area. The results of this eagerness to improve the business environment of Ukraine seem to have been mixed, at best. 

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.

We are glad to present the publication of the first research paper on the public administration reforms experience of the Visegrad  4 within the project Public Administration Reform in Visegrad Countries: Lessons Learned for Belarus and Ukraine”. This paper addresses the current status of public administration and its reforms experience in Czech Republic. The document has been produced by the experts of the Asociace pro mezinárodní otázky 

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