Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Tymoshenko’s “take or pay” gas disaster seemingly righted in Stockholm

The Daily Vertical: Ukraine Won. And Putin Lost. (Transcript)

Commission sets out possible ways forward for the deepening of Europe's Economic and Monetary Union

Стокгольмський арбітраж відхилив вимоги Газпрому щодо застосування принципу "бери або плати" у контракті на постачання газу

California Cannabis: The Marijuana Cultivation Rules (Part III)

Украина нашла долю «Газпрома»

The National Bank of Ukraine Presses ahead Removing Administrative FX Restrictions

The National Bank of Ukraine pushes ahead with  liberalization of FX regulations  by easing restrictions  that have become inefficient,  the relaxation of which will not have a destabilizing impact on the interbank and cash segments of the FX market. Sustained favorable FX market conditions and balanced distribution of risks to the inflation projections enabled the regulator  to take further steps towards  easing of administrative restrictions in the FX market.

How Weak Are Employee “Nondisclosure Agreements”? The Answer May Make You Gag

Respect for business is a cardinal principle to be followed by all controlling bodies

President had a meeting with delegation of Keidanren Japan Business Federation

Japan through the eyes of Ukrainians: an exhibition of flowers in Kyiv

In Kyiv on the Singing Field there is an exhibition of flowers dedicated to the year of Japan in Ukraine.

The US Once Sent the Army to Russia. Here’s How It Came About.

Wearily the EU-UA Association Agreement progresses toward ratification

Supreme Court tightens rules on where companies can be sued

Amsterdam Science Park

The tech-driven "intelligent" workplace presents challenges for employers

Conference: Theorising the Drug War

You are warmly invited to the conference Theorising the Drug War: Unpacking the ideologies that generated and continue to sustain the ‘war on drugs, to be held at the University of Essex on the 29th and 30th of June (2017). 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Washington State’s New Cannabis Laws

Variables Determining the Rate of Adoption of Innovations (008)

Urge Overkill - Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon

Netherlands ratifies EU-Ukraine treaty

Нелюбовь. Владимир Путин познакомился с Эммануэлем Макроном

Symbolic expansion: how Putin annexes history, not only territories


Сенат Королівства Нідерланди ратифікував Угоду про асоціацію між Україною та ЄС

Ukrainian President comments on the decision by the Dutch Senate to ratify the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

Cabinet of Ministers hosts a working discussion of principles of land reform

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Monday hosted a working meeting, with Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman as a chair, in what ministers, MPs, representatives of line committees of the Verkhovna Rada, heads of relevant associations and unions, experts of agricultural market, representatives of farming enterprises tackled the principles of a land reform.

Ответ Алишеру Усманову

French President Macron blasts Russian state-owned media as ‘propaganda’

Макрон не уступил ни дюйма

Investigators search Ukrainian offices of Russia's Yandex

Why rekindling the flame with our exes is so common

Why is it difficult to accept foreign policy plays a part in terrorism?

In the travel documentary, In America, Stephen Fry visits a tea party in Massachusetts to speak with Harvard Professor Peter Gomes. The conversation discusses the re-imagined history of the United States, describing how American political solutions are sought for global and local problems.

Did You Get the Memo? What Recent DOJ Guidance Means for Sustainable Compliance

How Moscow hijacked the history of Kyivan Rus’

Monday, May 29, 2017

Twin Peaks recap: episodes three and four – nobody said it would be easy viewing

Anne of Kyiv and French kings

Anne of Kiev (Anna Yaroslavna), sometimes called Agnes, daughter of Yaroslav I of Kiev and Princess Ingegerd of Sweden; Yaroslav was grand-duke of Kiev and described in medieval histories as king of the Russians “Rex Russorum”. 
Jaroslav’s sister was married to Casimir, king of Poland. Jaroslav and Ingegard had nine children, several of whom were married to royalty: Anastasia to Andrew I of Hungary, Elisabeth to Harold of Norway and later to Sven of Denmark, Isiaslav to the sister of Casimir of Poland, Vsevolod to a daughter of the Byzantine emperor, Vladimir to a niece of a former queen of France, Matilda of Stade. 

History of Ukraine - decline of Ukrainian Statehood & Culture (1712-1783)

After the defeat of Mazepa, Tsar Peter intensified his efforts to subjugate Ukraine. Hetman Skoropadskyi had his powers restricted by Russian supervisors. His residence was transferred from Baturyn to Hlukhow near the Russian border, where two Russian garrisons were stationed to ensure his loyalty to Moscow.

The Ukrainian population became burdened by the plundering of the Russian military units, dispersed throughout the country. Cossacks were sent to work on the construction of canals near St Petersburg, connecting the river Volga with the  Baltic Sea. Thousands of Cossacks died from hunger, exhaustion and sickness. Russian nationals replaced many Cossack colonels.

СБУ провела обшуки в офісах дочірньої структури російської компанії «Яндекс» (оновлено)

Shuffling behind the Bessarabian curtain?

Yandex illegally collected Ukrainians' personal data, transferred them to Russia

Week’s milestones. President’s third anniversary, restless Lutsenko, and surprise for prime minister

Пресс-конференция Путина и Макрона по итогам переговоров в Версале

Smartest Way to Deal With Russia? Ignore Putin

Poland weighs benefits of surge in migrants from Ukraine

How Business “Partnerships” Flopped at America’s Largest University

EU-US insurance agreement: Council agrees to signing

Inside the Trump administration’s plans to restart the Ukraine peace process


Rules for Modern Living From the Ancient Stoics

Know what you can control, be in the moment and other tips from Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus

Sunday, May 28, 2017

China to implement cyber security law from Thursday

Jury Nullification Is a Real Thing and You Should Know About It

Angela Merkel: EU cannot completely rely on US and Britain any more

Week’s balance: production decline, IMF advice, and agrarian minister’s farewell


JCCC: Number of injured in Krasnohorivka attack grows to eight civilians (Photos, video)

The Ukrainian members of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) regarding the ceasefire in Donbas have reported that the number of civilians that were injured in an attack by Russian proxies on the Ukrainian-controlled town of Krasnohorivka in Donbas on Sunday morning has increased to eight people.

Warning: 18+ The video contains explicit language

Beach Beat: Avocado hand and other summer food hazards

In search of familiarity

Seth Godin

Ask someone what they do, and they'll probably talk about where they work. "I work in insurance," or even, "I work for Aetna."
Of course, most of the 47,000 people who work for Aetna don't do anything that's specifically insurance-y. They do security for Building 7, or they answer the phone for someone, or they work in the graphic design department.

Kyiv Day

Ukrainian interest. Mutual understanding in Normandy, Trump’s appearance before Europe, and Dodon's maneuvers

Крым: факты и мифы

Анатолий Коваль

Факт 1. Крым известен человечеству на протяжении уже нескольких тысячелетий. В течение 134 лет крымский полуостров входил в состав Российской империи, 33 года был частью Советского Союза и 63 года принадлежал Украине как одной из республик СССР, а затем как независимому государству.

До этого в течение многих веков на этой территории господствовали скифы и киммерийцы, находились греческие колонии, какое-то время Крым был протекторатом Римской империи. Позднее полуостров был захвачен готами и гуннами и находился под контролем турок и кочевых булгар. В средневековый период Крым принадлежал Византийской империи и Хазарскому Каганату. На протяжении почти двух веков, с середины 15 века до 1783 года, Крым относился ко владениям Золотой Орды и впоследствии на его территории образовалось Крымское ханство, бывшее вассалом Османской империи.

President: G7 has an opportunity to clearly answer the aggressor

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Ukraine begins a NatSec policy push-back against The Kremlin?

5 Ways In Which The Business Of Law Is NOT Changing Anytime Soon

Are we experiencing, or about to experience, a revolution in the world of legal services? Slow your roll....

Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment

Ком земли в горле

G7 Taormina Leaders’ Communiqué

"We stress the responsibility of the Russian Federation for the conflict and underline the role it needs to play to restore peace and stability. We reiterate our condemnation of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula, reaffirm our policy of non-recognition, and fully support Ukraine’s independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty."


1. We, the Leaders of the G7, met in Taormina on May 26-27, 2017 to address, in a spirit of cooperation, the global challenges we face today and to respond collectively to the greatest concerns of our citizens. Our common endeavor is to build the foundations of renewed trust, both towards our governments and among our countries.

ICE arrests nearly 200 in Los Angeles-area operation targeting criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives

'Bad Germans' And Other Trump Blunders

The good, the bad and the ugly

Update on the ongoing litigation before the English Court relating to the so-called Russian debt

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Security Adviser to Carter, Dies at 89

Five must-have policies for California employers

President Temer Vetoes Immigration Amnesty for Foreigners in Brazil

Friday, May 26, 2017

Ждать у моря России

Decapitating Lenin Statues Is the Hottest New Trend in Ukraine

Londonistan: 423 New Mosques; 500 Closed Churches

EU to Trump: Defend Western values, not your interests

The World's Largest Public Companies 2017

Seminar: 2017 Mid-year employment law update

Turkey says purge of judiciary over after sacking 4,000

NATO leaders agree to do more to fight terrorism and ensure fairer burden sharing

Checklist for Covering Your Legal Obligations After the Death of a Family Member

President took part in trials of modern Ukrainian rocket technology

Ukraine’s fiscal, monetary policies remain on track to meet 2017 targets – IMF mission

Stepan Kubiv inked Agreement for encouragement and protection of investment between Ukraine and the OPEC Fund for International Development

President signed a Decree on additional measures aimed to ensure unhindered implementation by Ukrainian citizens of the right to visa-free travel to the European Union

Ukrainian Deputy FM Prystaiko: Ukraine to establish autonomy for Crimean Tatars


Banking on IT

Can Anyone Be Truly ‘Independent’ In Today’s Polarized Politics?

In blow to Trump, U.S. appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Managing Conflicts of Interest in Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

How Facebook flouts Holocaust denial laws except where it fears being sued

An international guide to employment law across 28 countries (PDF)

The New Short-Term Solution: Inside the Growing Legal Gig Economy

Nationwide sweeps and arrests across Ukraine

Kyiv, Kytaivo - the trail today

EU cannot treat Turkey like a beggar: President Erdoğan

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meetings with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni

"President Trump reaffirmed transatlantic unity in holding Russia accountable for its actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, and noted the importance of convincing Russia to fulfill its commitments under the Minsk Agreements."

Ukraine: country data


Уряд послабив тиск контролюючих органів на бізнес (презентація)

Коротко про рішення на користь бізнесу у презентації ТУТ

Уряд схвалив Стратегію розвитку малого і середнього підприємництва в Україні до 2020 року (презентація)

З презентацією Стратегії можна ознайомитись тут:

USMANOV II: Тьфу на тебя еще раз

Government kicks off interviewing candidates for the post of auditor of NABU

In accordance with the law, the Government announced the beginning of acceptance of applications which meet the requirements to stand as a candidate for the post of auditor of NABU. During these two months the Government has received 12 proposals, 7 of them – Ukrainian citizens, 5 of a foreign nationals.

What's the 'greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history’?

Political witch hunts in the U.S. date back to the early days of the republic, the experts said. “Jacksonians attacked [President] John Quincy Adams for buying a billiard table, saying that he was using the people's money to purchase a gambling device,” Mark Cheathem, a professor of history at Cumberland University, wrote in an email. 

10-step plan for fair and balanced approach to preventing workplace harassment

Обыски в бывшем Миндоходов

Правоохранители проводят обыски в 15 областных управлениях бывшего Миндоходов, уже задержаны 23 человека.  Как рассказал главный военный прокурор Анатолий Матиос, на данный момент проводятся 454 обыска. "На данный момент более 1700 сотрудников Нацполиции и около 500 военных прокуроров проводят 454 обыски на территории 15 областей государства, происходит одномоментное задержания ряда лиц, которые сейчас в связи с необходимостью их доставки в суд для избрания меры пресечения, благодаря возможностям и содействием МВД, Нацгвардии, будут доставляться авиатранспортом сюда с вручением подозрений и отправкой в ​​Печерский суд для рассмотрения по существу наших ходатайств об избрании меры пресечения - арест", - заявил Матиос.

Wave of raids across Ukraine targets former Income Ministry officials, 23 detained

Don’t Let the Original Trump-Russia Question Fade

The rule of law applies to everyone. Even Manchester hate peddlers like Katie Hopkins

Politicians have responded to the atrocity with the usual words. But if we really want unity, our laws of incitement should be applied thoroughly

How doing this one thing can stop foreclosure

No More Tears: A Few Recommended Steps in Response to WannaCry Ransomware

Before You Agree to Take on New Work, Ask 3 Questions

Ukraine's Oschadbank developing alternative to Russia's 1C accounting software

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Taras Kutovy resigns as Minister of Agrarian Policy & Food

Press Briefing on the FY2018 Budget

Joint Statement Between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America

  1. "At the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the King of Saudi Arabia, President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America made an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from Saturday, May 20, 2017 to Monday, May 22, 2017."

Всемирный банк: Доклад об экономике России

Dutch senators poised to back EU’s treaty with Ukraine in key vote

Government is considering the implementation of projects to generate solar energy in the exclusion zone - results of the meeting chaired by Prime Minister

Transcript of Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia

Poutine rencontrera Macron le 29 mai à Versailles, « malgré les divergences »

Le président russe avait dû renoncer à venir en France en octobre en raison des contentieux portant sur l’Ukraine et la Syrie.

Ukraine Stands Firm With Crimea’s Tatars

Managing Political Speech In The Workplace

Manchester Arena explosion live updates: City unites in defiance after suicide bomber kills 22