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Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
On 18 January, the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) detained Ihor Mazepa, the founder and CEO of Concorde Capital, one of the biggest investment funds in Ukraine. He was charged with illegally acquiring plots of land located in the…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
Ukrainian trade collapsed in 2022 due to the war (see ‘A year of war in Ukraine's foreign trade’), but it stabilised to a certain extent in 2023. During that time, exports decreased by nearly 20%. The reason for this was lower grain prices…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
On 19 December Oleksandr Kubrakov, deputy prime minister for the reconstruction of Ukraine and minister for infrastructure, announced that during the four months of operation of the Ukrainian Black Sea Corridor it had managed to export 10…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
On 7 December, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal appealed to the Ukrainian public and business representatives to reduce electricity consumption as much as possible and to consider changing the operating hours of businesses due to the recurring…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
On 9 November, the Ukrainian parliament passed the state budget for 2024. It provides for expenditure of 3.35 trillion hryvnias (around $92.6 billion), of which more than half (1.69 trillion hryvnias, $46.7 billion) is to be allocated to…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak, Ilona Gizińska, Krzysztof Dębiec, Kamil Całus, Łukasz Kobeszko, Andrzej Sadecki
On 15 September, the European Commission decided not to extend the restrictions on imports of wheat, maize, rapeseed and sunflower from Ukraine which have been in place since May. On the same day, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary unilaterally…
OSW Report | | Sławomir Matuszak, Tadeusz Iwański, Konrad Popławski, Andrzej Wilk
MAIN POINTS I. THE MACROECONOMIC SITUATION 1. GDP 2. Industrial production 3. Inflation
Analyses | | Filip Rudnik, Sławomir Matuszak, Adam Michalski
On 17 July, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov announced that the Russian Federation had withdrawn from the Black Sea Grain Initiative; on the same day, the Russian foreign ministry also conveyed this decision to Turkey, Ukraine and the UN…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
Two years ago, on 1 July 2021, a law on the land market came into effect which enabled trade in arable land for the first time in the history of independent Ukraine. Over these 24 months, more than 400,000 hectares of land have been sold,…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
In the evening of 27 June, due to a shortage of capacity to cover internal consumption, Ukraine requested 150 MW of power from the electricity systems of Poland and Romania. This was due to the emergency disconnection of one of the nuclear…