Building True Change (BTC) Coalition Submission on the EU Proposal for a Regulation on the prevention of money laundering or terrorist financing

Building True Change (BTC) Coalition Submission on the EU Proposal for a Regulation on the prevention of money laundering or terrorist financing

Statement-commentary During the April II plenary session, Parliament is due to vote on provisional agreements resulting from interinstitutional negotiations on the adoption of the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing […]

Ukraine: We Must Not Give Up. Appeal to the Heads of State and Government of the member countries of the Ramstein coalition

Ukraine: We Must Not Give Up. Appeal to the Heads of State and Government of the member countries of the Ramstein coalition

Some European countries continue to offer only extremely modest bilateral military aid to Ukraine. Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg and France are among the most parsimonious members of the Ramstein coalition. They are thus taking advantage of the generosity of their allies, betraying their own past leadership and undermining the cohesion of Europe. Bilateral military […]

Interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska: her story, her struggles, and her achievements

Interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska: her story, her struggles, and her achievements

Read more: planb.lugano.ch See other interviews with Lyudmyla Kozlovska: Lugano’s Plan ₿. Defending Human Rights with Bitcoin: Interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska (Decemner 28, 2023) What is wrong with the current AML/CFT law and how is it being used against NGOs? (December 12, 2023) How Bitcoin became a tool for NGOs — an interview with Lyudmyla […]

Defend PoW: Submission to ESMA

Defend PoW: Submission to ESMA

The Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) welcomes the opportunity to participate in this consultation of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) concerning “Technical Standards specifying certain requirements of Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA)”. We believe our comments will help to shape the regulation of the use of crypto-assets in line with fundamental rights not only in the EU, as well as the new AML/CFT Regulation, and will be reflected in the relevant report and recommendations of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation Europe (OSCE PA), as well as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations regarding non-profit organisations.

Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report

Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report

Read the full article on: theglobeandmail.com See our report: Russia’s Accomplices in the War Against Ukraine: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Army’s Reliable Rear (May 9, 2023) and also: Jan Rymszewicz: The Globe & Mail: “Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report” (January 12, 2024)

Behind the glass wall. How to turn a dissident into a terrorist and a fraudster

Behind the glass wall. How to turn a dissident into a terrorist and a fraudster

Russia is threatened with exclusion from the international system of combating money laundering. The issue of Russia’s inclusion on the blacklist of the organisation in question – the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) – was considered at Ukraine’s request at a recent FATF session. The decision has not yet been made, but it may be […]

Summary of humanitarian aid to Ukraine for the period 24.02.2022 – 30.09.2023

Summary of humanitarian aid to Ukraine for the period 24.02.2022 – 30.09.2023

Since 24 February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support our aid has included, among others, 107 transports with which we have delivered 77,839 pieces of protective and life-saving equipment! Here is what we have taken to Ukraine so far: See also: […]

”Bitcoin is borderless” Conference — how to combat financial exclusion worldwide?

”Bitcoin is borderless” Conference — how to combat financial exclusion worldwide?

Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), participated in the Bitcoin Amsterdam Conference, which took place from 12 to 14 October 2023. During the panel discussion at the conference Bitcoin is borderless, she shared her story of how Bitcoin allowed her to fight for human rights, help Ukraine during the war, and deal […]

How Bitcoin became a tool for NGOs — an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

How Bitcoin became a tool for NGOs — an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

On 5 October 2023, webeconomy.info published an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, on solving the problem of people and NGOs excluded from the financial system. She talked about how Bitcoin has become a tool for defending human rights, delivering humanitarian aid and surviving in the face of political persecution. It […]

Next humanitarian transport to set off from Starachowice

Next humanitarian transport to set off from Starachowice

Max Ciszek is again sending humanitarian aid to war-stricken Ukraine. This time, through the cooperation with the Open Dialogue Foundation, they have acquired a mobile operating table. Max needs no introduction. Anyone who knows him will recognise that the local activist’s vocabulary does not contain the word “impossible”. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion […]

Support Ukraine – current needs

Support Ukraine – current needs

ODF’s current activities, related to events beyond our eastern border, focus on three areas, i.e.: ◾️ Refugee Assistance Centre at the Eastern Railway Station in Warsaw ◾️ Homes for Independent Mums from Ukraine in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship ◾️ Equipment for soldiers and humanitarian aid to the civilian population in Ukraine. We have managed to list […]

School’s back for residents of Homes for Independent Mums

School’s back for residents of Homes for Independent Mums

September marks the end of summer holidays and the start of the school year. This is a big event for our youngest resident at the Home for Independent Mums from Ukraine. Schools and kindergartens always pose new challenges for kids. However, we believe that Anastasiia, Oleksandr, Mila, Ivan and Oleg will meet them without much […]

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