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NATO supports Ukroboronprom’s Reform: Conclusions of the Defence Industry Forum in Odessa

On July 16-17, a conference on effective industry for defence capability was organized in Odesa by the Lviv Security Forum and State Concern Ukroboronprom with NAKO support. The participants discussed a prospective model for a reformed defence industry in Ukraine, including steps to turn it into an advanced, transparent, and efficient field capable of attracting […]

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Ukraine’s Parliament Adopted the Law on Reforming Ukroboronprom

On July 13, 2021, the Verkhovna Rada adopted draft law №3822 on reforming state-owned defence enterprises. The law was supported by 256 MPs, from fractions Sluha Narodu and Holos and the Dovira group. Batkivshchyna voted against the Law.  The law will transform Ukroboronprom’s enterprises into transparent companies and introduce corporate governance in accordance with the […]

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Ukraine Reform Conference

Vilnius is hosting the 4th International Ukraine Reform Conference. What was on the Ukraine delegation’s agenda? Over 50 experts with the Reanimation Package of Reforms have been monitoring vital reforms in Ukraine prior to the event. NAKO joined in assessing the National Security and Defence Sector. Reforms in the Security and Defence Sector by the […]

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The Conference “Effective Industry for Defence Capability”

The conference “Effective Industry for Defence Capability” will take place in Odesa on July 16-17. This event will be the first large-scale public discussion of the problems, challenges, and capabilities of Ukraine’s defence industry. This forum is an attempt to start the first public discussion on the challenges and capabilities of Ukraine’s defence industry. It […]

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The Law “On Public Procurement” Postponed Contrary to the Constitution

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and, more specifically, the Ministry for Strategic Industries of Ukraine (MSI), has decided to postpone the implementation of a new defence procurement system. This has become obvious after reviewing the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers which provides for the return to the former, ineffective, and corrupt procurement system. […]

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How to Make Medical Procurement More Efficient? NAKO Provides Recommendations

PRESS RELEASE JULY 1, 2021 In May 2020, the Medical Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine purchased 2.5 million medical masks and received UAH 1,0 worth of “kickback” for each mask they procured. According to the SBI, the officials facilitated the conclusion of a contract between the Ministry of Defense and a selected […]

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The more women in power, the less corruption in the country – Tregub for “STEM is FEM”

The more women in power, the less corruption in the country. That was the major statement by NAKO Executive Director Olena Tregub at the briefing in the frames of “STEM is FEM” project that was based on results of the latest global surveys. Olena Tregub has underlined that women have a role to play in […]

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Civil Society Meets with Oleksandr Kornienko

Defence and security, anti-corruption and judicial reforms – those were the key issues discussed during the meeting between Head of the Sluha Narodu Party Oleksandr Kornienko and leading civil society organizations. NAKO’s Executive Director Olena Tregub and External Expert Oksana Nesterenko partook in the discussion. In particular, they discussed the Draft Law №3822 on corporatization […]

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The Old Law is Gone, While the New One is Yet to Arrive

SUMMARY OF THE ROUNDTABLE ON DEFENCE PROCUREMENT PRESS RELEASE On June 24, 2021, the Information Agency Ukrinform was hosting a roundtable titled “What is happening to defence procurements?”. The key challenge as mentioned by the speakers was a critical delay with the implementation of the Law on Defence Procurements. The Secretary of the VRU Committee […]

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“Ukraine’s defence industry reform: How to create investment opportunities instead of corruption risks?”

During the Zero Corruption Conference, the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Commission (NAKO) held the panel “Ukraine’s defence industry reform: How to create investment opportunities instead of corruption risks?” Ukrainian and international speakers discussed the progress of reforming the state defence conglomerate Ukroboronprom, particularly the implementation of corporate governance standards.  The international conference ‘Democracy in Action: Zero […]

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