After the deep changes in the composition of Ukraine’s political class and state bureaucracy as a result of the spring and summer 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections, some observers feared that the Ukrainian decentralization could be suspended or even reversed. However, it has become apparent that these worries are unjustified. The reform is going on, with the appropriate speed and depth. Thus, there is an increasing demand for expert discussions regarding the priority steps and the sequence of their implementation. Based on the previous detailed publications, dedicated to the achievements and prospects of decentralization reforms in Ukraine, NISS expert Valentyna Romanova and Principal Researcher at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in Kyiv Andreas Umland have prepared their brief thematic contribution, available at VoxUkraine.
Authors: Valentyna Romanova & Andreas Umland