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Yo-Yo Elite Employment - Ukraine

Many western readers can identify with “revolving door” employment, whereby senior legislators and/or civil servants leave the public sector to take up senior appointments in the private sector, or vice versa.   1,181 more words

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Borovik resigns as Odessa Deputy Governor - as required by law

The 1st May saw the new statute on the Ukrainian civil service come to life.

The new law on civil service in #Ukraine is now in effect.

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A "negotiable rule of law" - Odessa & Ukraine

It has for many years been said, here at this blog and across the entirety of right-thinking people, that the rule of law will be the only foundation from whence something approaching a functioning State will emerge as far as Ukraine is concerned. 1,336 more words

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Odessa Court refuses to satisfy City Council regarding mass events

It is not often – or certainly not often enough – that the courts of Odessa fail to satisfy the requests/petitions of City Hall.

Indeed much of the local constituency would perceive the courts of Odessa as being in cahoots with, or at the very least tacitly approving (by way of inaction) many acts of City Hall that would appear to breach the of City Ordnance to which it is meant to comply. 993 more words

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Odessa City Hall's Praetorian Guard (an idea that seemingly won't die)

Around 24th March 2015 Mayor Trukhanov contemplated  the creation a “Municipal Police/Guard” which fortunately never came to fruition – crushed by the Interior Ministry.

Just over 1 year later, the idea is being seriously floated once again, this time under the brand “City Watch”. 537 more words

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Honorary (or not so honourable) diplomacy - Odessa

Odessa has approximately 30 consulates sprinkled around the city, with more nations deciding it is a city worthy of a presence.

By far the biggest (and rather splendid) consulate in Odessa is that of China, the most modern looking is that of Poland, the most imposing that of Russia (atop a hill overlooking Arcadia), with the majority situated in aesthetically pleasing Viennese styled buildings in and around the city centre. 703 more words

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And now for Mayor Trukhanov? Protesters turn their gaze in Odessa

Following 17 days of 24/7 protests outside the Odessa Regional Prosecutor’s Office, eventually the Acting Prosecutor General dismissed Nikolai Stoyanov from the role of Odessa Regional Prosecutor to which he had illegally been appointed. 1,873 more words

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