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11.01.2016 The Foundation. Our news.
In November 2015 OSF joined the Coalition for support of the simplified tax system. Coalition aimed to impose a moratorium on amendments to the simplified tax system for a period of 3 years. Due to successful national advocacy campaign coalition members managed to retain most simplified tax system elements despite the government's intention to destroy it within the initiated tax reform. Given the imperfect and corrupt overall taxation system, the simplified tax system scheme serves as an opportunity for socially active citizens to create and maintain jobs for themselves and their employees, work legally, pay taxes, spend less time on reporting and reduce the social burden on the budget.
28.12.2015 The Foundation. Our news.
On December 28 in Kyiv Open Society Foundation presented the interim results of the local budgets’ monitoring held in 17 cities of Ukraine based on 1st Ukrainian transparency, participation and integrity index (TPI Index).
11.12.2015 The Foundation. Our news.
At the discussion hosted by the Information Agency ‘RIA Novyny’ OSF Director Ivan Sikora and the experts from the Urban Institute (Oleksandr Sergienko), Public Auditing NGO (Maksym Holdarb) and Public Safety Foundation (Yuri Havrylchenko) shared their estimates on the draft Kyiv budget. Earlier, despite the OSF Open Address to the mayor Klitschko, Kyiv city authorities have abstained from organizing an expert discussion on the draft Kyiv city budget for 2016.
02.12.2015 The Foundation. Our news.
A group of independent urban development experts addressed the OSF regarding the violations in Public Building Norms (PBN). OSF included their expertese in the assessment and comments to the "Planning and Development" draft of public building norms. We also prepared and distributed the appropriate statement. The joint address is focused on three groups of corruption risks in the Draft PBN, related with the gaps of legal regulation, the broad discretionary powers and the conflict of interest. In experts’ opinion, these can lead to the large-scale corruption practices worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
25.11.2015 The Foundation. Our news.
The responsible local policy begins with compliance with procedures. Kyiv budget policy should be considered an indicator for Mayor Klitschko’s readiness for clear and unambiguous compliance with the requirements of the budget legislation and legislation on access to public information. Adopting the budget "just-in-time" and absence of the draft budget on the KCSA web-page (as of December 2) once again recalled the same old problems in the budget process.
20.11.2015 The Foundation. Our news.
On November 19 during the session during Civil Society Development Forum dedicated to advocacy success stories, OSF Director Ivan Sikora presented the case titled “Metropolitan government shady deals. Mechanisms for community to defend own rights. An example of Mykilska Slobidka in Kyiv".
19.11.2015 The Foundation. Our news.
Lesya Shevchenko and Denis Chernikov will present the preliminary results of comparative research of government coordination of EU support in Ukraine, Gerogia and Moldova.
18.11.2015 The Foundation. Our news.
On November 19, 14:30, during the session dedicated to advocacy success stories, OSF Director Ivan Sikora will present the case titled “Metropolitan government shady deals.
26.09.2015 The Foundation. Our news.
On September 26th ‘Anti-corruption initiative of Kyiv’, ‘No bribery!’ movement and the Open Society Foundation organized a conference titled "Kyiv Anti-Corruption Network ".
25.09.2015 The Foundation. Our news.
On September 25 the head of city council budget committee Andriy Strannikov, OSF Director Ivan Sikora and experts of ‘Reanimation package for reforms – Kyiv’ took part in expert discussion "Visions of the Kyiv budget for 2016".
22.09.2015 The Foundation. Our news.
22 вересня члени конкурсної комісії відібрали претендентів, яких допущено до другого туру для проходження співбесіди.
14.09.2015 The Foundation. Our news.
On September 14th at the discussion hosted by the Parliamentary Committee for European Integration MPs and experts analyzed systemic legislative risks for the implementation of the Association Agreement. The round table participants emphasized the importance of the initiative 2046 on expertise of the entire body of draft laws introduced to Parliament in terms of compliance with EU law and EU integration-related obligations of Ukraine.
10.09.2015 The Foundation. Our news.
The Open Society Foundation published our August report detailing the work of OSF Team
09.09.2015 The Foundation. Our news.
Parliamentary expert group expert commented on draft law 1844 submitted to Parliament, which offered the mechanism for harmonization of Ukrainian law with EU legislation on GMOs.

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