Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Алексей Арестович - интервью 22.02.2018 / Politeka Online

Officials Highlight German-American Partnership at Security Conference


"Naftogaz" won the Stockholm arbitration against "Gazprom"


Argument analysis: Justices divided over disclosure of overseas emails

Does a civil penalty go on your permanent record?

Brexit: European Commission publishes draft Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement

The European Commission has today published the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom.
The draft Withdrawal Agreement translates into legal terms the Joint Report from the negotiators of the European Union and the United Kingdom Government on the progress achieved during phase 1 of the negotiations, published on 8 December 2017, and proposes text for those outstanding withdrawal issues which are mentioned in, but not set out in detail, in the Joint Report. It also integrates the text on the transition period, based on the supplementary negotiating directives adopted by the Council (Article 50) on 29 January 2018.

EU announces €24 million to address the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine

A BIIR victory in the courts of Odessa – What’s next?

Why Italian Elections Matter: A New Type of Populism Is Rising

The Brexit Talks Are Going in Circles

Google launches Slack competitor Hangouts Chat

President on the need to adopt a number of important laws: I will actively use the right of legislative initiative

President Petro Poroshenko intends to actively use his right of legislative initiative in 2018. "I will actively use the presidential right of legislative initiative," he said during a press conference held in Kyiv.

The Head of State informed that today the parliamentary committee on tax policy together with the working group had completed the draft law "On the National Bureau of Financial Security" and the document was submitted for public discussion.

Ukraine’s top officials’ testimony on Yanukovych trial rise eyebrows


European Commission green-lights new macro-financial assistance for Ukraine




Ukraine's Constitutional Court rules it's wrong to tax pensions




Tuesday, February 27, 2018

What Small Businesses Must Consider When Using Teaming Arrangements or Joint Ventures

  1. Two or more companies form a partnership or joint venture to act as a potential prime contractor; or
  2. A potential prime contractor agrees with one or more other companies to have them act as its subcontractors under a specified government contract or acquisition program.

Anti-corruption court legislation – Supporting a poor law on the agenda of the Verkhovna Rada this week

Kazakhstan’s Nationhood: Politics and Society on the Move

One may wonder when Central Asia will stop being labeled “post-Soviet.” When do we exit “post-Sovietness”? In this paper, I argue that Kazakhstan is on its way to entering a new era, that of post-post-Sovietness, and that this new era also entails moving from Kazakhstan-ness to Kazakhness. We tend to see the Central Asian region through the lens of its regimes, and we therefore stress its stability—even, sometimes, its immobility. But society is on the move in Kazakhstan, and politics is following in its footsteps, though more slowly.

Priests and politicians


Groysman has plans to participate in upcoming parliamentary elections

Candidates in search of allies ahead of upcoming elections in Ukraine




За державу обидно


Илья Варламов



Когда в школе при посольстве России в Аргентине нашлись 400 кг кокаина, выяснилось, что никто не виноват.

Ни блистательные российские дипломаты, которых гадкие журналисты ежечасно ОЧЕРНЯЮТ.

Ни сотрудники спецслужб, которые эту школу охраняли.

Гибридный провал

Syrie : « Dans la Ghouta, une guerre déséquilibrée dans le silence »

Tribune. Peu de personnes connaissaient le nom de la Ghouta avant ce doux matin du 21 août 2013. Plus de 1 400 personnes – en majorité des femmes et des enfants – venaient de trouver la mort asphyxiées par un gaz sarin dispersé par les forces d’Assad, seule force qui possède les vecteurs nécessaires pour une telle opération. Le souvenir de Halabja, localité kurde irakienne, gazée par Saddam Hussein en 1988 a refait surface. Comme beaucoup de villes et villages méconnus, la Ghouta était entrée dans l’histoire contemporaine à ce moment-là. Lorsque l’attaque chimique est arrivée, la Ghouta orientale vivait déjà encerclée par les forces pro-Assad et d’autres milices chiites depuis le début de l’année.


Top U.S. court curbs rights of immigrants awaiting deportation

EU urges Poland to respond to rule of law concerns

Die Reis-Hasen-Bewegung

Russia, America and a contest of sick systems

New tax law 2018: Should you change your W-4?

May I See Your ID?

Monday, February 26, 2018

We All Must Live With Mitch McConnell’s Proudest Moment

#IRSTaxTip: The Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax – Taxpayer Bill of Rights #3

Taxpayers have the right to pay no more than the correct amount of tax they owe. This is one of ten basic rights known collectively as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. This tip is the third in a series outlining these rights.

Taxpayers have the right to pay only the amount of tax legally due. This includes interest and penalties. Additionally, taxpayers can expect to have the IRS apply all tax payments properly.

Here are some things taxpayers should know about the right to pay no more than the correct amount:

Robert Mueller’s Distinctly American Indictments

Week's milestones. Zealous testimonies, new format for Donbas, and irrepressible Moskal




Polish president blames Ukrainians for genocide of Poles






Court proceedings against Lazarenko in U.S. enter final stage – Yenin

Ukraine's Bogomolets medical university announces indefinite strike




Xi Jinping, President for Life

US probe into Ukraine 'lobbying' by former EU officials

Poland Pitches Europe on Its War on Judges


Deputy Justice Minister Warchol is traveling the continent on behalf of the nationalist Polish government to combat "fake news," as he put it, about a controversial series of laws in his purview. The European Union is so concerned that it made history by opening a formal process that could revoke Poland's EU vote.

The Weinstein Company to file for bankruptcy

Corporate America’s new dilemma: raising prices to cover higher transport costs

Russia’s dirty tricks: How Putin meddles in Western democracies

Turkey is becoming a global hub for angel investment




Employment Law This Week® - Episode 105 - Week of February 19, 2018

Know the risks before investing in cryptocurrencies

By: Elizabeth Kwok | Feb 16, 2018 2:36PM

As a business person managing your personal portfolio, you do your best to keep up with the latest financial news. You’ve been hearing more about cryptocurrencies and asking yourself “Hmmm.” Of course, it’s not just bitcoin. There are now hundreds of cryptocurrencies, which are a type of digital currency, on the market. They’ve been publicized as a fast and inexpensive way to pay online, but many are now also being marketed as investment opportunities. But before you decide to purchase cryptocurrency as an investment, here are a few things to know:

Pot parties: how legalized weed is fueling new kinds of fun

Five Easy Tips to Help Ensure Your Company's Arbitration Agreement is Enforceable

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Медуніверситет Богомольця оголосив безстроковий страйк

В Москве прошел марш памяти Бориса Немцова

В центре Москвы состоялся марш памяти политика Бориса Немцова. Участники шествия, согласованного со столичными властями, прошли от Страстного бульвара до проспекта Сахарова. После завершения марша небольшая часть участников поехала на Большой Москворецкий мост, к месту убийства политика, чтобы возложить цветы.
Всего, по оценке корреспондента “Ъ”, в акции участвовали около 15 тыс. человек. «Белый счетчик», который занимается подсчетами людей на массовых мероприятиях, к 14:30 насчитал 7,6 тыс. человек. Полиция оценивает количество участников марша примерно в 4,5 тыс.

The fascist movement that has brought Mussolini back to the mainstream


A historic law of geopolitical scale


Stop Fake: IMF and Kyiv fail to compromise on Ukraine aid (fake)

Remarks by President Donald Tusk following the informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government on 23 February 2018

Volkswagen Settles U.S. Emissions Lawsuit After Nazi Comparisons

Democrats' memo charges Republicans trying to undermine Russia probes

Russia’s Attack on U.S. Troops

In South Korea, a society faces up to an epidemic of sexual harassment



“The Hungarian Far-Right” – A new book by Péter Krekó and Attila Juhász of Political Capital

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Unated States Of America vs Paul J. Manafort, JR: SUPERSENDING INDICTMENT (PDF)

Go-to termination practices employers need to consider

Inside the Manafort money machine: A decade of influence-peddling, lavish spending and alleged fraud

Week's balance: American locomotives to get on Ukrainian tracks, IMF demanding anti-corruption court, inspections of Ukrainian businesses returning




UK: Digital currencies inquiry launched


Law on Donbas reintegration comes into force

Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Russia will pay a huge fine in accordance with Kyiv’s claim in The Hague Arbitration Court

Ukrainian President: General Electric comes to the countries, in the prospects and development of which it believes

"I'm confident that this is only the first step. The reputation of General Electric is very high and it comes to those countries where it is confident in zero tolerance for corruption. It comes to the countries, in the prospects and development of which it believes. And today's signing of our contract is a very important sign of confidence in Ukraine and its future," Petro Poroshenko said before the ceremony of signing the agreements that stipulate the establishment of a long-term partnership between PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia and General Electric for the purpose of updating the fleet of locomotives, which amounts to 1 billion U.S. dollars.

Путин — наследник давней традиции дезинформации


UK's hopes for post-Brexit trade deal an illusion – Donald Tusk

Welcome to the New Indian Ocean

How a Little-Known Kentucky Law School Became a High-Ranking Innovation School


The Securities and Exchange Commission: Commission Statement and Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures (PDF)






Open Cannabis Project: The Fight to Get Marijuana Patents Right

Friday, February 23, 2018

Kravchuk speaks about equality in Ukraine-Poland relations, Kuchma about not politicizing history

No more ATO: What Donbas Operation format change means for troops and civilians




Разговоры о России: либо плохо, либо ничего

Noticed vs. missed

5 фактів про нового голову Конституційного суду України Шевчука

U.S. Treasury head says new Russia sanctions expected within weeks