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Why the government alone won’t solve our problems

Why the government alone won’t solve our problems

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.

Каzakhstan: More than 700 miners go on strike

Каzakhstan: More than 700 miners go on strike

On 11 December 2017, miners of four mines in the city of Shakhtinsk, Karaganda Province, refused to return to the surface and announced the beginning of a protest action. They put forward a number of demands, the main of which is a 100% increase in salaries.

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

Between 14 and 16 February, 2017, a delegation of the Open Dialog Foundation was present at a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The aim of the visit was to discuss the current human rights, political and economic situation in Kazakhstan.

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

Between 14 and 16 February, 2017, a delegation of the Open Dialog Foundation was present at a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The aim of the visit was to discuss the current human rights, political and economic situation in Kazakhstan.

Bartosz Kramek for Puls Biznesu: For Ukraine, Poland is the gate to the EU

Bartosz Kramek for Puls Biznesu: For Ukraine, Poland is the gate to the EU

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.

The Minsk Agreements. EU-Russia relations and the role of sanctions

The Minsk Agreements. EU-Russia relations and the role of sanctions

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.

Business after Maidan: old problems and new opportunities

Business after Maidan: old problems and new opportunities

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.

Facilitating SMEs access to the European markets

Facilitating SMEs access to the European markets

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.

International Technical Assistance in Ukraine: the background

International Technical Assistance in Ukraine: the background

International Technical Assistance (ITA) – the resources and services which, in accordance with international treaties of Ukraine, are provided by donors on a free-of-charge and irrevocable basis with the purpose of supporting Ukraine.

Government Actions for Payment of Naftogaz Deficiency

Government Actions for Payment of Naftogaz Deficiency

Inefficiency and non-transparency of Ukraine’s energy sector have a major impact on the budget and the economy. Ukraine has the highest rate of energy use per unit of GDP among all the neighboring countries.

Kazakhstan: a “bitter pill” for investors in the pharmaceutical market

Kazakhstan: a “bitter pill” for investors in the pharmaceutical market

Special Edition. Corruption and unpredictable government policies pose serious obstacles to the work of investors in Kazakhstan. The change in the rules of cooperation with foreign investors in the pharmaceutical sector, made by the state, calls into question their further presence in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: A change of key players in the oil sector

Kazakhstan: A change of key players in the oil sector

The oil industry in Kazakhstan, which is one of the most promising in the world, is now undergoing substantial changes. Recently, foreign companies have more and more frequently denied their participation in projects relating to oil production in the Caspian shelf