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January 17, 2022 | Revenue mobilization & Horizontal functions and governance

Ukrainians’ foreign capital will become more transparent

“Transparency and justice” is a key idea of changes in the field of taxation in Ukraine in the last year.

A significant event happened at the end of August 2021: Ukraine officially announced its intention to exchange information on financial accounts for the first time ever according to the CRS standard in September 2023.

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December 22, 2021 | Revenue mobilization & Horizontal functions and governance

How EU implements eCustoms and what Ukraine should take into account in this regard

The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine states that the creation of an eCustoms system is one of its priorities.

EU announces similar plans, too. The Union Customs Code and the Electronic Customs Initiative contain a clearly defined list of 17 IT systems and a strict timetable for their implementation, which is mandatory for each EU member state.

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December 7, 2021 | Revenue mobilization & Horizontal functions and governance

Effective non-financial incentives for employees, which need to be known and applied in civil service organisations

Kristina Jakubaityte-Revutiene, EU4PFM Expert on HR/PAR, for Derzhsluzhbovetc

All employees, regardless of the sector or place of employment in the world, first of all, want to receive a fair wage that corresponds to their competencies required at work. In addition, potential employees seek professional development and growth, the possibility to make a significant change.

Every employee wants to feel like an essential part of the organisation.

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November 23, 2021 | Revenue mobilization & Horizontal functions and governance

Ukrainian customs needs “synchronization in development” with the European Union

The EU–Ukraine Association Agreement signed in 2014 was a step towards its European integration. This comprehensive document not only defined the geopolitical and economic prospects of Ukraine's approach with the European community. The Agreement with the EU contains a roadmap for economic transformation. There are very specific tasks outlined in very specific areas that Ukraine has agreed to fulfill so that its European perspective does not remain on paper.

Customs is one of the most important areas mentioned in the Agreement. Why international partners are helping Ukraine in completion of its "homework" in this difficult area?

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November 9, 2021 | Revenue mobilization & Horizontal functions and governance

Opportunities for liberalization of using cash registers: IT solutions, lotteries, declarations

What steps facilitated the faster and easier introduction of cash registers in Lithuania and other countries?

Currently, Ukraine is taking some serious steps towards expanding the scope of use of cash registers.

But the Ukrainian Government has found itself in a complicated situation when they have to fill the budget by means of fiscalisation to support the social sphere and implementation of infrastructure projects. Being, at the same time, receptive to the taxpayers who do not take new rules pretty well. Well, like in any other country in the world.

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October 27, 2021 | Revenue mobilization & Horizontal functions and governance

New Customs mission in the EU. What challenges Ukraine is facing?

The EU Customs Code has given customs in the EU member states a fundamentally new role. An external mission - to promote international trade was added to the usual internal function of the collector of customs duties. This major innovation of this EU's basic customs document reflects the new realities of today's globalized world and an integrated Europe.

However, to implement the relevant provisions of the Customs Code, the EU countries need to implement many different IT solutions.

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October 22, 2021 | Revenue mobilization & Horizontal functions and governance

Competency-based human resource management: a key to the success of the civil service organization

The experience of the civil services in different countries shows that integration of the competency model into the organization’s performance management leads to more clear standards for assessment of civil servants’ skills, enhanced clarity, credibility, and consistency of decisions regarding human resource management. The quality of the selection of civil servants is improving. The effectiveness of career management for civil servants is also improving and training for civil servants is being organized more effectively.

Does it work in the Ukrainian context? Can it be useful for the Ukrainian civil service? We say—absolutely. This is what we would like to demonstrate in this article.

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September 22, 2021 | Revenue mobilization & Horizontal functions and governance

Project management in the public sector: a new threat or an opportunity?

Jurgita Domeikiene, Team Leader for EU Public Finance Management Support Programme for Ukraine (EU4PFM), International Key Expert on HR/PAR shared her opinion about the project management in the public sector for media "Derzhsluzhbovets".

For the private sector encompassing businesses of all sizes, project management is an essential tool that pushes them forward. It helps to achieve desired results effectively and save time.

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September 17, 2021 | Revenue mobilization & Horizontal functions and governance

The way to criminalize smuggling without prejudicing the interests of the business

Vytenis Ališauskas, International Key Expert on Customs of the EU Public Finance Management Support Programme for Ukraine, provided an overview of the need to criminalize smuggling in Ukraine. It is high time to act.

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September 13, 2021 | Revenue mobilization & Horizontal functions and governance

The balance between the business and the state: how the customs works in the EU and what Ukraine should implement

To improve the situation of public finance in Ukraine, there is a need for improvements in the area of administration and repayment of tax debt, because it is clear from analysis of the applicable legislation that in terms of debt collection, the state is even in a much worse situation than private debt collectors.

Vytenis Ališauskas, International Key Expert on Customs of the EU Public Finance Management Support Programme for Ukraine, shared his thoughts on this issue.

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