Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Facebook threatened with removal from EU-US data pact

Trump wants more from EU to lift tariffs: EU trade chief

Ukrainian President signs law to simplify rules for car imports into Ukraine

Monday, May 21, 2018

Imposter Syndrome: The Mindset And Culture That Is Plaguing Lawyers

Does this sound familiar? Feeling that you’re not cut out for the work you’re doing or the work you want to be doing?

Rotten Roubles: Dirty Russian money is a threat to national security

South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act

The South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act, found here, was signed into law on Friday, May 18, 2018. The Act amends the South Carolina Human Affairs Law. In passing the legislation, the General Assembly stated,
It is the intent of the General Assembly by this act to combat pregnancy discrimination, promote public health, and ensure full and equal participation for women in the labor force by requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Current workplace laws are inadequate to protect pregnant women from being forced out or fired when they need a simple, reasonable accommodation in order to stay on the job. Many pregnant women are single mothers or the primary breadwinners for their families; if they lose their jobs then the whole family will suffer. This is not an outcome that families can afford in today’s difficult economy.

State pensions in Mexico

Ukrainian interest. Putin's tricks, tireless Volker and cold shower from Mingarelli


Rada committee approves anti-graft court bill for second reading

Abolition of moratorium on land sale extremely important for issue of loans to Ukraine – World Bank

Week's balance: EU decides to lend EUR 1 bln, Rada outlaws palm oil, Kyiv ups public transport fares

Ukraine has its own way to God and it is not through Moscow - President on giving the Tomos to the Ukrainian church

"Bykivnia - this land, this forest, where, for several years, the Soviets have been burying innocent people in the fraternal graves. This land is a silent witness of the Great Terror," President Poroshenko said during a speech at the ceremony commemorating the victims of political repressions.
Petro Poroshenko says that, according to historians, it is probably somewhere here, among the tens of thousands of victims, the body of Metropolitan Vasyl Lypkivsky rests. "I hope that somewhere in heaven, the lord’s soul, who put the issue of autocephaly on the agenda one hundred years ago, hears our prayers to God about giving the Tomos to an independent, autocephalous, Orthodox and, most importantly, Ukrainian church," he said.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Искуситель Путин снова предлагал Меркель свою трубу

Why U.K. Is Making Bank Bosses Pay for Mistake

U.S. sees strong shared interests with EU on Iran concerns

Investigation and White Collar Defense

Ukrainian Agro-Industrial and Food Forum in Amsterdam on May 31st.

Nord Stream 2 füttert das Monster

Ukraine Now (A rebranding for those who will see it)

Alexei Bayer: Why Trump’s man-to-man diplomacy is dangerous for Ukraine

Ukrainian President signed a Decree on the final termination of Ukraine's participation in the statutory bodies of the CIS

President Petro Poroshenko signed a Decree to enact the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on the final termination of Ukraine's participation in the statutory bodies of the CIS. The Head of State informed this during a speech in Vinnytsia at celebrations on the occasion of Europe Day.
“Today we’ve done everything to cross the Rubicon and return to the EU. Today, I’ve signed a Decree on the withdrawal of all representatives of Ukraine from all statutory bodies of the CIS,” Petro Poroshenko noted.
"We have nothing to do there. We are going together to Europe," the Head of State emphasized.

How to Strengthen Your Reputation as an Employer

The Long and Difficult Road to a U.S.-U.K. Trade Deal

The Final Countdown – The EU General Data Protection Regulation

Wait – That E-mail Is a Legal Agreement?

I know I’m dating myself, but as a lawyer of a certain age, I like a legal agreement to be in paper, with handwritten signatures. The growing use of electronic agreements and signatures is certainly easy and convenient, but it still gives me a little queasy feeling – like the agreement doesn’t really exist. (Don’t even get me started on bitcoin…) I don’t mean to suggest that electronic agreements and signatures aren’t valid. They certainly can be, as I discussed in detail in a prior blog post, Electronic Signatures v. Handwritten Signatures. But, as I also explained in that post, the use of electronic methods does open the door to questions about whether employees actually entered into the agreements in question, as happened in the recent case of Gupta v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC.

How digital is your country? Europe needs Digital Single Market to boost its digital performance

EU has no 'magic bullet' against US Iran sanctions

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Turkey, UK to intensify talks for post-Brexit free trade deal

Trump Forbids Russian Pipeline. Europe Pushes Back

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal without U.S

Exclusive: Special Counsel subpoenas another Stone aide in Russia probe - sources

Ukrainian President signs order on Ukraine's withdrawal from all CIS statutory bodies

Friday, May 18, 2018

Presenting flowers, Putin greets Merkel in Sochi

The Olympic cash flow

Kyiv was preparing to host the Kadet European Championship in freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s wrestling on April 21–29. But it will not. The United World Wrestling (UWW) has decided that Ukraine cannot ensure proper security. However absurd, this decision is probably the reaction to the refusal of the Ukrainian team to go to the European Wrestling Championship for adults scheduled for May in Russia’s Kaspiysk. Russia has some powerful lobbying in the wrestling world. Suffice it to say that the UWW is chaired by Nenad Lalovic who is known for his pro-Russian sentiment, while most projects in this sport are funded by Russia.

What political science can tell us about mass shootings

Over the past decades, the United States has faced more and more mass shootings that are neither criminal competition nor family violence: Columbine, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Newtown, the Charleston, S.C., Emanuel AME Church, the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and the one this year that sparked a protest movement: Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla. Today it is Santa Fe High School, southeast of Houston.
More are surely coming. As Erica Chenoweth explained here at TMC in 2015, both mass shootings and terrorist attacks tend to lead to copycat attacks.
In response to the latest, we are updating our roundup of political science insights into subjects relevant to these shootings, including our post-Parkland coverage.

Invaders changing demographic situation in occupied Crimea, displacing Crimean Tatars, ethnic Ukrainians

Ukraine honors victims of 1944 genocide against Crimean Tatars

Ukraine loses to Russia in WTO dispute for the first time – media

«Крымское чудо» и привет Захаровой для УНИАН

5 Dumb Trademark Mistakes Startups Should Avoid

1. We Love the Name, So We’ll Just Use It