Ed­i­tors’ Note

Kyiv Post Legal Quarterly - - Contents -

Dear read­ers,

We present the fourth is­sue of the Legal Quar­terly, 36 pages of sto­ries from a legal per­spec­tive about Ukraine’s hottest is­sues. Cor­rup­tion – em­bed­ded in the fab­ric of prac­ti­cally ev­ery as­pect of life in Ukraine – is the fo­cus of this edi­tion. Af­ter fight­ing the Euromaidan Revo­lu­tion and now a war against Rus­sia, Ukraini­ans ex­pect big im­prove­ments from their newly elected po­lit­i­cal lead­ers. So does the world. Some of Ukraine’s al­lies warn that the na­tion can­not af­ford to squan­der its sec­ond revo­lu­tion in a decade, a ref­er­ence to the failed prom­ises of the 2004 Or­ange Revo­lu­tion.

Here are some of this is­sue’s high­lights:

• Months af­ter law­mak­ers ap­proved the cre­ation of a new anti-cor­rup­tion bureau, Ukraine still has no one to lead or staff it. An omi­nous sign?

• Busi­ness groups have an ex­ten­sive list of de­mands for the new gov­ern­ment.

• Rus­sia’s takeover of Ukraine's Crimean penin­sula has cre­ated a mess for banks and their cus­tomers.

• Ukraine In­ter­na­tional Air­lines is the na­tion’s top car­rier. But crit­ics be­lieve that it is con­ceal­ing its own­er­ship and would have ben­e­fited by a now-suspended reg­u­la­tion that dis­crim­i­nates against for­eign-owned air­lines.

• Busi­ness and tax col­lec­tions are plum­met­ing in the war-torn Don­bas.

• Non-per­form­ing bank loans and hos­tile takeovers are on the rise.

En­joy! We look for­ward to your feed­back.

Katya Gorchin­skaya Kyiv Post Deputy Chief Edi­tor All of our con­tacts are avail­able on­line at http://www.kyivpost.com/con­tacts/

Ivan Ver­styuk Kyiv Post Legal Quar­terly Edi­tor

Brian Bonner K Kyiv Post C Chief Edi­tor

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