In times of crisis, people often understandably turn to governments for help. And yet while there is an important and crucial role for governments to play during a pandemic, we shouldn’t forget the vital part played by the free market. If both the government and the market are allowed to perform the right functions, together they can help get us out of this extraordinary time.
- Arbitrary detentions
- Mass detentions
- Freedom of speech
- Civil liberties
- Freedom of assembly
- Freedom of association
- Freedom of religion
- Rule of law
- Hate speech and hate crimes
- Prisoners' rights
- Political prisoners
- Political refugees
- Expulsions and entry bans
- Fair trial
- Political persecution
- Death penalty
- Punitive psychiatry
- Schengen Information System
- COVID-19 pandemic
- Rights of soldiers and veterans
- Humanitarian aid
- International law
- Magnitsky Act
- Selective justice
- Judiciary independence
- Persecution of lawyers
- Polish-Ukrainian relations
- Law enforcement and security
- Enforced disappearances
- War crimes
Low living standards, war, corruption – these and other factors prompt Ukrainians to leave their country. Those who decided to start a new life in Poland, increasingly frequently consider establishing a business here. Organisations, such as Open Europe Group, offers them support.
According to this year’s Human Freedom Index 2016 survey measuring widely understood personal and economic liberty, Eastern Europe is departing faster and faster from the western part of the continent.
On Wednesday, 19 October 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation in cooperation with the biggest political groups in the European Parliament organized a debate event on “The Minsk Agreements, EU-Russia relations and the role of sanctions”, in Brussels.
On Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation in cooperation with the biggest political groups in the European Parliament organized a debate event on “The Minsk Agreements, EU-Russia relations and the role of sanctions”, in Brussels.
Join us on 19 October in the European Parliament, room PHS 5B001, for an event co-organised by Petras Auštrevičius, Michał Boni, Ana Gomes, Rebecca Harms, Charles Tannock and Fundacja Otwarty Dialog dedicated to the Minsk Agreements and the role of sanctions in the EU-Russia relations.
On the invitation of the Open Dialog Foundation and the Open Europe Group, two entrepreneurs from Ukraine visited Poland on 21-22 April. Yuriy Shatynskiy and Ihor Haras, the owners of the Chumak company, one of the leading manufacturers of high-class custom-made furniture.
A meeting with Ukrainian businessmen – Yuriy Shatynsky and Ihor Haras – was held at Ukrainian World on the 21st April. Yuriy and Ihor are the owners of the Chumak Company which is a leading Ukrainian manufacturer of premium quality furniture.
The Support for SMEs in Accessing EU Markets project is aimed at helping to redirect Ukrainian business from Russian distribution markets to the European ones – as well as giving recommendations as to how small and medium-sized enterprises take advantage of the Ukraine–EU Association Agreement.
The Italian daily Corriere della Sera has commented on the counter-sanctions imposed by Russia on the EU, USA, Canada, Norway and Australia.
On 11 May, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada approved in principle the draft Law of Ukraine “On Sanctions” elaborated by the government. The purpose of the draft law is to protect national interests, national security, sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The scale of the sanctions imposed on Russia by European Union countries and the US and their importance for, and their impact on, the Ukrainian economy were discussed by an expert of the Open Dialog Foundation, V. Maziarchuk.
On 21 July, 2014, the Government submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine a draft law “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2014 “(concerning the indices adjustments)”, which provided for indices adjustments in the State budget of Ukraine for the current year.
On 18 July,2014, on “Be TV”, ODF’s expert, Viktor Maziarchuk, talked about reviving Ukrainian economy.
The EU has made a decision to introduce third-tier sanctions against Russia. The sanctions relate to the energy and finance sectors, military and dual-purpose products (Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014).Sanctions are effective for a period of one year with the possibility of reconsideration af