If Europe does not wake up to reality soon, chaos lies just several referenda away
Zinaida Zlatanova
The initial impression that London has no idea how to go about its exit from the European Union, or at the very least what its consequences will be, is quickly being dispelled. According to diplomats, London has been devising a strategy and mobilising resources, both human and diplomatic, over the past few months in order to gain the upper hand in the divorce proceedings.
The country's elite must produce more tangible results in order to earn the trust of the citizens and ease the growing fatigue among partners
Hrant Kostanyan
Almost three years after the Euromaidan revolution, Ukraine's leadership has fallen woefully short in delivering on its promises to fight against corruption within the judiciary, clean up political party financing and decentralise government functions. The customs service has yet to be reformed, property rights are far from being ensured and state-owned enterprises have not been privatised. Major reforms aimed at combating corruption have consistently been resisted or appear on paper only. The country's elite must produce more tangible results in order to earn the trust of the citizens and ease the growing fatigue among Ukraine's international partners. Over the last decade, Ukraine has rarely had a problem with accepting and institutionalising European norms and rules.
 
 
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