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.
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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