Tuesday, February 28, 2017

International Law in the Age of Trump

In the second month of Donald Trump’s presidency, we still know little about his foreign policy agenda. 

Director and Officer Liability - Texas Franchise Taxes

Presidential address: Trump calms his tone in first speech to Congress – as it happened

Google’s Robocar Lawsuit Could Kill Uber’s Future and Send Execs to Prison

Ulster University Opens New Legal Innovation Center, a First for the UK

Trialogue on EU visa waivers for Ukraine ends successfully




Tax Time Guide: Use IRS.gov to Find Qualified Tax Professionals

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that IRS.gov offers many useful tips and information to find a qualified tax professional.
This is the third in a series of 10 IRS tips called the Tax Time Guide, designed to help taxpayers navigate common tax issues. This year’s tax-filing deadline is April 18.

EU adopts visa-free brake mechanism

President will be ‘one-man ruler’ but will be checked by parliament: Turkish PM

Decoding Central Asia: What’s Next for the US Administration?

Marijuana M & A: “Selling” Your California Medical Marijuana Collective

Russia's crawling advance: "LPR" to recognize ruble official currency from March 1

The self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic will adopt the Russian ruble as its official currency on March 1, according to The Moscow Times.

Putin’s Balkan Terror Plot Exposed

Volodymyr Groysman: Energy blockade will primarily afflict ordinary Ukrainian citizens

What is “open” adoption, and is it ever a good idea?

Шаг до победы: кто еще стоит на пути Соглашения об ассоциации

Unexpected deaths of six Russian diplomats in four months triggers conspiracy theories

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Best Picture Mix-Up and Artificial Intelligence

The Donbas Blockade – Time for a Cabinet reshuffle?

Why Everybody Suddenly Has a Ukraine Plan

Are You Ready for the New China Cybersecurity Law?

Six features all legal websites should have

С 1 марта основной денежной единицей в ЛНР станет рубль

Рубль станет основной денежной единицей в самопровозглашенной Луганской народной республике (ЛНР) с 1 марта. Об этом говорится в соответствующем постановлении на сайте Совета министров ЛНР.

Vienna law enforcers detain Yuschenko's former adviser Youssef on request of Spain

Occupants continue attacking Adiyivka and its outskirts, using weapons prohibited by Minsk agreements

President approved Information Security Doctrine of Ukraine

Third FinTech Forum to discuss artificial intelligence and blockchain

Human rights: EU adopts conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations human rights fora in 2017

Human rights: EU adopts conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations human rights fora in 2017

As Russia-U.S. ties strengthen, violence escalates in Ukraine

What Would Federal Marijuana Enforcement Look Like?

Argument preview: Court to consider social media access for sex offenders

Beneficial Ownership Registers: Transparency v. Privacy in the Cayman Islands

What bureaucracy can't do for you

EU Council approves visa lib for Georgia, Ukraine next in line


Polish judges urged to 'fight every inch' for their independence

Raising Startup Venture Capital: Pitfalls and Pointers

Sunday, February 26, 2017

America first, Ukraine second! | Америка перша, Україна друга!

U.S. condemns attacks on special monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine

Ex-Präsident Janukowytsch: Der Getriebene

KNEU's Lawyers: Masters 2017



Malta to push for LGBTI rights in troubled times

Провалившийся пакт Путин-Трамп о разделе мира.

Amid War, Ukraine’s Population Continues to Dwindle

Who Rules the United States?

Column: How bureaucrats are fighting the voters for control of our country

4 Warning Signs Of Instability In Russia

План Манафорта, или Сколько голов у Януковича?

Андрей Кончаловский: О России и Украине. Очень интересно.

Russian Liberation Army

Conservatism’s capitulation: Donald Trump is remodelling the right

Australia, Indonesia restore full military ties, see progress on trade

Forgiveness Sunday

In the Eastern Orthodox Church,  the Sunday before Great Lent, is called "Forgiveness Sunday", "Maslenitsa Sunday", or "Cheesefare Sunday". The latter name comes because this Sunday concludes Maslenitsa, the week in which butter and cheese may be eaten, which are prohibited during Great Lent. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017


Establishment of the financial investigation service will enable us to create an effective tool to protect business, says Volodymyr Groysman

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Withdraw Federal Transgender Student Guidance

Best Practices For Creating Your Law Firm Social Media Policy

Allegations made from Uber employee reminds CA employers about their obligations to conduct effective investigations into harassment claims

The ultimate beneficiary

Savchenko publishes list of Ukrainian prisoners whom she visited in Donetsk

The Ukrainian Vekhrovna Rada's non-affiliated deputy Nadia Savchenko has published a list of Ukrainian prisoners she visited in Donetsk prisons.

Week’s balance: Blockade causing losses, NBU’s anti-crisis measures, and increased industrial output


Russia’s assault on America’s elections is just one example of a global threat

Newly Installed NSA McMaster Reassures National Security Staff: No Witch Hunts Coming

McMaster says he is not carrying out a 'witch hunt' to shake up admin

Britain concerned over challenges to Hong Kong's 'one country, two systems' deal

Friday, February 24, 2017

Adam Smith: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations (PDF)

Keep out: Lower immigration could be the biggest economic cost of Brexit



Павел КЛИМКИН: "Нам всем необходимо настроиться на то, что борьба с российской агрессией не закончится ни завтра, ни послезавтра"



French prosecutors open official probe into Fillon's 'fake jobs' scandal

Taking fake news to fake newspapers – Odessa

Following on from yesterday’s entry and the brief mention of an incident relating to the abduction of Odessa MP Alexie Goncharenko, this entry is related – despite the title.

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Executive Order on Regulatory Reform

Oval Office  
12:07 P.M. EST

Turkey could hold another referendum on restoring death penalty: President Erdoğan

The Fake News Problem in Corporate America

UK Private Fund Limited Partnerships

HM Treasury has published a revised draft Legislative Reform Order (Order) on amendments to the Limited Partnership Act 1907 (Act), which was laid before parliament on January 16.

One question at U.N. Syria talks: What does Russia want?

Trump's Playbook Backfires in the Netherlands

Vienna court dismisses prosecutor's office request to detain Firtash in case on extradition to U.S.

National Investment Council Secretary addressed representatives of leading American companies on prospects of further cooperation with Ukraine

President approved composition of the Ukrainian delegation for participation in the UN ICJ hearings on Russia’s violation of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism

"Hit the red button"

Seth Godin

Everyone on your team should have one.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Scots legal system is centuries out of date, its highest judge complains

The Art of the Deal: Can Trump Reach Agreement on Ukraine with Putin?

Sanktionen: Das steckt hinter der deutsch-russischen Handelsflaute

Abductions and appearances – Verkhovna Rada Ukraine

U.S. reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons

PM: Since the start of year in Ukraine over 50 thousand startups have been registered

Now Anyone Can Deploy Google’s Troll-Fighting AI

Microsoft's Cloud IP Protection: A Solution Without a 'Patent Troll' Problem?

Поняття та види інтелектуального піратства в Україні

Lower House of Dutch Parliament supports ratification of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

‘Alternative Facts’ Are Nothing New For Lawyers

Russia Says War In Syria Is Over (and Russia Won)

How Well Do You Know Your Co-founder?

#DisinfoReview from the EU East StratCom Task Force: 'the evil West' in the pro-Kremlin media

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

U.S. POLICY ON UKRAINE: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES (Report in PDF)




Янукович и пустота

Gadens launches new leasing platform

Bruegel event: Different perspectives on Nord Stream II - Session 1

Latest statistics: Ukraine's trade with the EU boosted by the first full year of the Association Agreement

WTO Press Conference — Entry into force of Trade Facilitation Agreement

The UK Criminal Finances Bill

Dutch MPs look set to approve Ukraine treaty

European Semester Winter Package: review of Member States' progress towards economic and social priorities

Almost different: How reforms change the banking system

NSDC secretary: Russia's war against Ukraine step in preparation for "big war"




The joys of Russian democracy: Barred from the ballot, Putin’s rival is running anyway

Aleksei Navalny has no chance. But he can still make a point

What is the “single publication rule,” and why should you care?

Ukrainian President: Threat of full-scale aggression of Russia still exists

Виктор Янукович напомнил о себе и Евромайдане

Экс-президент Украины предложил свой рецепт нормализации ситуации в стране

Britain's top court backs government on immigration income test

President of Ukraine met with U.S. Senator Richard Durbin and U.S. Congressman Michael Quigley

White Hammer coordinator disappears – A who dunnit?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Russia's attempts to destabilize Ukraine among most serious challenges facing Europe: U.S. Envoy to UN


It’s illegal to ban honest reviews

Do You Need to Do Business with Your Co-Owner’s Children?

CfP: Mythology of Modern Law (workshop)

Portugal: It is important to distinguish between a Residency Permit (“Residência”) and Fiscal Residency.

ANKARA: More journalists in jail than in coup periods: Main opposition leader

The Evolution of a Cyber Lawyer: LTN Talks With Align's John Araneo

Rediscovering America?



Head of State holds talks with Parliament Speaker, Prime Minister on political, economic situation in Moldova

Volodymyr Groysman: I'd never imagined that the energy blockade would be created by certain Ukrainian citizens

The energy blockade being triggered amid heating season is considered a dishonest and irresponsible act towards all Ukrainian citizens, announced Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in his opening address at the Government session on Tuesday.

3 Tips For Dealing With Sexual Harassment On The Job

Fair Taxation: Commission welcomes new rules to prevent tax avoidance through non-EU countries

H. R. McMaster

Presidential Patents

Перехоплення розмов групи посередників, які брали російські гроші для підкупу українських політиків

Firtash to be extradited from Austria to US (Update)

Impact of the EU-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement on the Dutch Economy



Commissioned by: International Renaissance Foundation
Publisher: SEO Amsterdam Economics
ISBN: 978-90-6733-856-1

What CEOs Should Know About Speaking Up on Political Issues

The urge to elect an insurgent is helping Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron in France

Oddly, they are both political insiders

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the Third Anniversary of Military Aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine

Дмитрий Быков: Почему депутаты бегут в Украину



Putin’s Montenegro Gambit

More signs of a Kremlin hand behind a coup attempt in the Balkans.

« Voilà que l’Ukraine se met en travers du grand dessein russe de Donald Trump »

Trump Lawyer Confirms Meeting Ukrainian, Denies Carrying Peace Plan

Uber hires ex-U.S. Attorney General Holder to probe sexual harassment

Improving Systems and Structures for Cannabis Business Expansion

When you are getting started as a marijuana grower, processor, or retailer, you can afford to stay compliant with less organization.

Why your parents handed you a lease

Drafting preliminary M&A agreements in 15+ jurisdictions

Monday, February 20, 2017



Poland Dismisses EU Concerns in Response to Rule-of-Law Probe

Mark C. Toner: Third Anniversary of Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity

Russia's U.N. envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York

Russia's combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Commemoration of the bravery of the Heavenly Hundred and the Revolution of Dignity activists in Stockholm

On 19 February 2017, a commemoration service honouring the fallen heroes of the Heavenly Hundred and the Revolution of Dignity was held in Stockholm (Lidingö, Ansgarskyrkan).
The religious service was conducted by Archpriest of Nordens Ortodoxa Apostoliska Kyrka (Kyiv Patriarchate) Mateus Maria Furemalm.

Members of the Ukrainian and Swedish community, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Sweden Mr.Ihor Sagach and representatives of the Embassy of Ukraine in Sweden paid tribute to the fallen heroes. 

So You Want to Be a Franchisor

President urged people’s deputies to endorse amendments to the Law on Trial in Absentia to transfer accusations against Yanukovych to the court