There is growing friction between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Ukrainian government. The IMF wants the authorities to take meaningful steps to fight corruption in their ranks, and makes this a condition for further cooperation.
Thousands of Ukrainians who have already come to Poland in search of work, and potentially several million people waiting in line, are not only cheap and unskilled workers. Educated and enterprising people are increasingly willing to emigrate as well.
‘Raiding’, i.e. grabbing property by means of a chain of formally legal actions, a phenomenon unknown in Europe with its stable legal framework, is experiencing a revival in Ukraine following several relatively peaceful years.