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Toronto Principles Presented at Ukraine Reform Conference

On 2-4 July, 2019, the Third International Ukraine Reform Conference took place in Toronto, Canada. NAKO was represented there by Dr. Lada Roslycky, Head of Content. At the conference, the Toronto Principles, and their associated sectoral policy briefs, were presented before an international audience. The Toronto Principles identify key reform targets for Ukraine for the next 5 years. were developed by […]

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NAKO calls upon Ukrainian Parliamentary Election Candidates to pledge

In the run-up to the 2019 Parliamentary elections, NAKO suggests top political parties and individual candidates to join the parliamentary pledge to exercise their constitutional duty of democratic civilian control over defense and security sector.  Recognizing the human and material costs associated with corruption within Ukraine’s Defence and Security Sector; Appreciating Ukraine’s democratic, and constitutionalised, […]

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The Progress of Eastern Partnership Discussed in the Hague

On 25 June, 2019, NAKO Head of Content Dr. Lada Roslycky joined the discussion of the Eastern Partnership at the Humanity House organized by the Dutch party D66. The following topics were discussed with three experts from civil society in the region and with the public: Good governance and the rule of law: Where are […]

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Major Issues of Corruption in Ukraine’s Defence Discussed with NATO/EU Defence Attachés

On 4 June, 2019, NAKO Secretary General Olena Tregub delivered a presentation on NAKO’s approach to fight Ukraine’s defence sector corruption in front of the NATO/EU defence attachés. Her guest speech was a part of the semi-annual event organized by the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine. Tregub gave an overview of the key corruption issues […]

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Civil Society Calls for Decision-Makers to Reform the SDO

On 19 June, 2019, NAKO in cooperation with the other representatives of the civil society presented the Declaration where the signatories called for state government bodies to urgently and efficiently reform the State Defence Order (SDO) and declared their intention to promote the implementation of the reform. As a result of this reform, the SDO […]

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NAKO 12 Quarterly: Committee Discussed Reforms with NDSC Secretary Danylyuk

17 – 19 June 2019 NAKO’s 12th Quarterly Meeting took place in Kyiv. Traditionally, the Quarterly was joined by Transparency International Defence and Security Program: TI DS Director Steve Francis and TI DS Program Manager – Europe Karolina MacLachlan. Together, they discussed the launch of the Parliamentary Pledge project, the Declaration in support of reforming […]

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Key Findings and Recommendations of NAKO’s Research on SDO Discussed with Top Experts

On 18 June, 2019, NAKO held a roundtable on reforming the State Defence Order. Top experts with the expertise in Ukraine’s defence sector and anti-corruption and selected representatives of defence producers were presented the brief about the State Defence Order, its corruption risks and respective recommendations to eliminate those risks. The presentation was made by […]

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Corruption Schemes at Ukroboronprom Discussed with Expert Community

On 18 June, 2019, NAKO held an expert discussion to discuss corruption schemes at state defence conglomerate Ukroboronprom and necessary reforms to tackle corruption there. Former Ukraine’s Minister of Economy and Trade and newly appointed Member of Ukroboronprom’s Supervisory Board Aivaras Abromavičius was the keynote speaker, the other guest speakers were Ukroboronprom’s First Deputy Director […]

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Tregub Published Special Report on Ukrainian Activism for Transparency and Accountability

NAKO Secretary General Olena Tregub pulished the special report ‘Ukrainian Activism for Transparency and Accountability: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back’ supported by the United States Institute of Peace. This report reviews the work of Ukrainian activists on advancing transparency and accountability reforms since the Euromaidan protests of 2013–14. Tregub analyzes the changes that have […]

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Civic Activists Want to Present a Consolidated Stand on Ukroboronprom’s Reform to the President

On 27 May 2019  a press conference entitled “What to Do with Ukroboronprom? Directions and Goals of Reforms” was co-organized by NAKO at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center. Participants included: the former Deputy Minister of Defence Yury Husev, former Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius, NAKO Secretary General Olena Tregub, UAPRA President Ihor […]

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