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A Q&A for Figuring Out: What is the Difference Between a Gift and a Bribe Under Ukrainian Law

A Q&A for Figuring Out: What is the Difference Between a Gift and a Bribe Under Ukrainian Law

Gift or bribe: where is the borderline?

A gift means any item (e.g., money, consumer electronics) or intangible assets (e.g., services, discounts) the one provides free of charge or below market value. In our politics, there were cases when a discount for buying an apartment was considered a gift.

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Does Businesses Need an Anti-corruption Court in Ukraine?

Does Businesses Need an Anti-corruption Court in Ukraine?

Corruption is a major problem in many of the worlds developing economies today. Ukraine is not exception. In such nations, corruption represents a regressive taxation that bears hard on the poor. It has a dampening effect on business development and it could result in the production of inferior goods as companies find ways to accommodate under-the-table payments. ...

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Where are the success stories of business resisting corruption?

Where are the success stories of business resisting corruption?

In anticipation of new Corruption Perception Survey, which is annually conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in October.

According to the surveys from previous years, majority of around one hundred participating companies reported that they have faced corruption while working in Ukraine (81% in 2016 and 88% in 2015). ...

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How Can Ukraine Benefit from Anti-Corruption Practices of Asian Tigers? Part 1 - Singapore

How Can Ukraine Benefit from Anti-Corruption Practices of Asian Tigers? Part 1 - Singapore

According to a number of anti-corruption ratings, Ukraine is perceived in the world as a highly corrupt country with a stunt economic growth. Seeing such unfortunate figures, I am always wondering what are these key steps that should help us overcome corruption and move from the bottom to the top where the least corrupt nations reside. 

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Takeaways from the Recent Meeting with the Head of Anti-Corruption Bureau or Should We Put Our Trust in the Anti-Corruption Fight

Takeaways from the Recent Meeting with the Head of Anti-Corruption Bureau or Should We Put Our Trust in the Anti-Corruption Fight

On June 16, Anti-Corruption Working Group of the American Chamber of Commerce had an offsite meeting at NABU’s office with Artem Sytnyk, Head of the Bureau. During the meeting, I presented the results of the Chamber’s Mid-Year Corruption Perception Survey (“Survey”), conducted in April ...

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To Fight or Not to Fight Corruption – New Anti-Corruption Organism of Ukraine (Part I/II)

 To Fight or Not to Fight Corruption – New Anti-Corruption Organism of Ukraine (Part I/II)

Years 2014-2015 following the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine have been marked by an enormous demand of changes for the better by Ukrainian society. Public interests coupled with requirements of the EU for cancellation of visa regime for Ukrainian citizens resulted in a massive anti-corruption ...

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