Mon. Oct 4th, 2021

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UP-TO-DATE. LEONID PEISAKHIN. INFLUENCE OF RUSSIAN TV ON UKRAINIAN VOTERS

Russian television affects different types of voters very differently. That is why we talked about the influence of Russian television along the Ukrainian-Russian border on Ukrainian voters, in particular, their political behavior.

UP-TO-DATE. MYKOLA KAPITONENKO. EASTERN PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT IN RIGA. EXPECTATIONS

In a week, there will be an Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga. What are Ukraine’s expectations for the Summit? How is Ukraine fulfilling its commitments to European integration course? How does civil society in Ukraine influence European integration? All these issues are discussed in our program.

UP-TO-DATE. OLEKSIY POLTORAKOV. IMPLEMENTATION OF MINSK AGREEMENTS

Implementation of Minsk agreements is crucial. We talked, in particular, about the meeting of Trilateral Contact Group, international organizations’ monitoring and the level of fulfillment of the above-mentioned arrangements. A peaceful settlement of the situation in Donbas is highly expected, but the situation itself remains complicated.

UP-TO-DATE. NATALIA NALYVAIKO. RECONCILIATION IN UKRAINE

Creating trust and understanding is a supremely difficult challenge. Moreover, there is no roadmap for reconciliation. Still, it is considered to be necessary even during on‐going hostilities in the East of Ukraine. This program is dedicated to the issues of reconciliation process in Ukraine.

UP-TO-DATE. YAROSLAV KOVALCHUK. FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN UKRAINE

This edition is dedicated to the fight against corruption in Ukraine. Are there any practical results? And will new anticorruption institutions resolve this problem? Besides, behind every corruption case there is a person. Ukrainians are waiting for practical results.  Are corruption schemes thoroughly investigated and relevant cases transferred to the court system?

UP-TO-DATE. VALENTYN GLADKYKH. DECENTRALIZATION IN UKRAINE

The question we are addressing is the constitutional reform in Ukraine and, in particular, its key part – decentralization. The last one is based on the idea that local representatives are better suited to understand and respond to local needs.

UP-TO-DATE. HEIKE JANSSEN. INFORMATION SECURITY IN UKRAINE

Heike Janssen, news editor for ARD TV, trainer for journalists in Deutsche Welle Academy, is ready to share some suggestions and recommendations on information security in Ukraine. How to resist Russian informational aggression?

UP-TO-DATE. MARIA ZOLKINA. KEY POLITICAL ISSUES. APRIL 6-10, 2021

We talked about key political issues of the week. In particular, this edition is about the first meeting of the Constitutional commission, corruption scandals connected with the current government, a bill on parliamentary opposition and Polish President’s visit to Kyiv.

UP-TO-DATE. OLENA ZAKHAROVA. CRIMEA – A YEAR AFTER ANNEXATION

Returning Crimea to Ukraine is connected with the success of economic and administrative reforms on the mainland, strategy of country’s development, together with the ability to resist the aggression in Donbas, experts say. How visible is Crimea now, a year after annexation, in Ukraine and internationally?

UP-TO-DATE. YEHOR STADNYI. WOJCIECH DURANOWSKI. HIGHER EDUCATION IN UKRAINE AND IN POLAND

Ukraine continues moving towards European integration. Reforms are being implemented at all the levels. And higher education is not an exception. In this program we will compare some aspects of higher education in Ukraine and in Poland.

UP-TO-DATE. ANDRIY KULAKOV. MEDIA FREEDOM. EASTERN PARTNERSHIP COUNTRIES

Media freedom and journalists’ rights should be the focus. Only when journalists are free to monitor, investigate and criticize, democracy really functions. Thus, we visited the office of NGO “Internews Ukraine” to speak about the level of media freedom in Eastern Partnership countries.

UP-TO-DATE. VLADIMIR SOCOR. SECURITY CHALLENGES. MINSK AGREEMENTS

This program is dedicated to security challenges Ukrainian territorial integrity faces because of the current armed conflict. A year has passed since its beginning. We met with Vladimir Socor, a Senior Fellow of the Washington-based Jamestown Foundation, to discuss this issue.

UP-TO-DATE. ROBERT ONDREJCSAK. REFORMING UKRAINIAN SECURITY SECTOR

This edition is dedicated to Security Sector Reforms in Ukraine and Slovakia’s experience in this process.

UP-TO-DATE. OLEKSANDR POKANEVYCH. INTRODUCTION OF INSURANCE MEDICINE IN UKRAINE

This program is focused on healthcare reforms in Ukraine and in particular on introduction of insurance medicine. Some experts say that Ukraine is not yet ready to switch to fully insured medicine. So, what could we expect from 2021?

UP-TO-DATE. MARIJUS VELIČKA. SECURITY CHALLENGES. UKRAINE-NATO COOPERATION

This edition is dedicated to security challenges. More and more countries are involved in the local wars and military conflicts.  How to deal with these challenges? NATO as an international intergovernmental organization is protecting its members from the threat of aggression. And today Ukraine is facing aggression because of its aspiration towards European integration. Currently, the country declared its intention to join NATO.

UP-TO-DATE. INGO MANNTEUFEL. DEUTSCHE WELLE. INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTER

Deutsche Welle as Germany’s international broadcaster has been in dialogue with the world for more than 60 years. And what should Ukrainian state international broadcaster pay attention to? Because the existing information war against Ukraine requires new approach.

UP-TO-DATE. MARIANA KUZIO. UKRAINE-EU VISA FREE REGIME

This edition is dedicated to Ukraine-EU visa free regime. Have Ukraine fulfilled Visa Liberalisation Action Plan’s criteria? And when could Ukrainians travel to EU Members States without a Schengen visa?

UP-TO-DATE. OLEKSIY POLTORAKOV. DEFENCE AND SECURITY SECTOR REFORM

This edition is dedicated to the most pressing issues of security and defense sectors in Ukraine, which fights for its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukraine-NATO cooperation, awaited reforms – further in our program.

UP-TO-DATE. MARIA ZOLKINA. VISEGRAD COUNTRIES EXPERIENCE OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

This edition is dedicated to experience of reforms and Eurointegration of the Visegrad Group countries. And how can Ukraine use these successful practices of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia for democratic transformation?  The Visegrad Group is considered to be a good political idea to come out of the 1990s in Central Europe. States and nations demonstrated that they were able to cooperate and take responsibility for stability and security in the region. And Ukraine being on the road of reforms and changes can learn a lot from these countries experience

UP-TO-DATE. OLGA SEDOVA. PUBLIC BROADCASTING FUNCTIONING IN UKRAINE

Public Service Broadcasting should contribute to social cohesion and serve as a watchdog of the authorities. Thus, in Ukraine a public broadcasting law has been adopted in April this year. It envisions that all state-run television and radio companies shall be transformed into joint entities under the control of civil society. But what difficulties do we have on the road to public broadcaster functioning in Ukraine?