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Coalition gets to new level

Posted by the Editor on March 23, 2007


News / 23 March 2007 | 17:40

Coalition gets to new level

Coalition gets to new level

The anti crisis coalition declares about transfer to a qualitatively new level of its activity. The anti crisis coalition statement says.

“Having solved top-priority tasks, we intend to unite the whole Ukrainian people on the way to development and progress. The coalition of national unity is ready to cooperate with all political forces in the parliament and with people which are united by the national idea of development of sovereign, democratic and social Ukraine,” it is said in the statement.

The governing coalition stands for establishment of civilized relations between the power and the people, the basis of which is a constant constructive dialogue.

“Ground for our actions will be concrete program-target method of governing and fulfillment of medium term tasks. We will fight against the poverty and collapse together,” the coalition promises.

The author of the statement also notes the professionalism and responsibility of the Government that demonstrated “deceitful pragmatic steps on the way to overcome negative events.”

“We managed to implement real mechanism of social protection of the citizens and to increase minimal salary and pension,” the statement says.

The governing coalition declares that its further work will be aimed at providing stable economic growth in the country. We will form effective models of interactions and cooperation with the VR, Cabinet and the President within the framework of the Constitution of Ukraine,” the governing coalition says

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Yuschhenko to speed up investigation and prevention of crimes

Posted by the Editor on March 23, 2007


News / 23 March 2007 | 17:22

Yuschhenko to speed up investigation and prevention of crimes

Yuschhenko to speed up investigation and prevention of crimes

Victor Yushchenko has sent a letter to Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych with a request to ensure that the Interior Ministry more actively investigates and prevents crimes, particularly contract murders. He is convinced the “honest professionals” of the Interior Ministry can fulfill these tasks and “all they need is the will of their bosses,” president’s press office reported.

The President is worried about the disturbing number of contract killings in the past six months. He said criminals were behaving arrogantly and fearlessly, “just the way they acted during the criminal bacchanalia at the beginning of the 1990s.” 

Yushchenko is particularly indignant at the fact that murders are becoming an ordinary thing in our life, which is a “disgrace for the country that declared its ambition to join the safe and successful Europe.” He said the impudence and impunity of those who commit their “black crimes” in public places and make innocent people suffer terrified our society.

The angered people appeal to law enforcement agencies for help, he said, but the Interior Ministry fails to explain why there are so many contract killings and, most importantly, why no one has been punished.

The President said Interior Minister Vasyl Tsushko had held a press conference recently to warn Ukrainians not to protest against the government instead of offering solutions to this pressing problem. He believes it shows that the Interior Ministry is politicized.  

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Yushchenko asks Rada to wait a little with conclusions on anti-missile systems

Posted by the Editor on March 23, 2007


News / 23 March 2007 | 16:59

Yushchenko asks Rada to wait a little with conclusions on anti-missile systems

Yushchenko asks Rada to wait a little with conclusions on anti-missile systems

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko calls the parliament to avoid any decision on deployment of US anti-missile defense systems. Secretariat Chief of Staff Victor Baloha commented on the adopted draft bills.

“The President will hold corresponding consultations with the heads of the government and the parliament, as well as with leaders of the factions, after which the question will be submitted for consideration to the National Security and Defense Council,” he said.

According to Baloha, only after a session of NSDC the power will give official statement on this question. “For now the President warns the parliament against rash decision and steps,” he noted.

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President urges regional changes

Posted by the Editor on March 23, 2007


News / 23 March 2007 | 16:40

President urges regional changes

President urges regional changes

It is important to introduce administrative, budget and fiscal reforms to develop Ukrainian regions, Victor Yushchenko said in Sumy on Friday, President’s press office informs.

The President told a press conference these reforms were aimed at redirecting resources to the regions, and said almost 60% of the European Union’s budget was spent by local communities.

He said Sumy was not a “depressed territory,” adding that reasonable macroeconomic policies helped secureeconomic growth, which “benefits both Sumy and the region.”

He said the VAT rebate problem was one of the greatest challenges facing the regions and described the government’s current UAH 8 billion VAT debt as a “dangerous symptom reminiscent of 2004.”

Yushchenko said our countryalso needs policies encouraging investment and a “clear” privatization plan.

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Yushchenko to force Rada take into account opposition’s demands

Posted by the Editor on March 23, 2007


News / 23 March 2007 | 16:20

Yushchenko to force Rada take into account opposition's demands

Yushchenko to force Rada take into account opposition’s demands

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko intends to speed up consideration of social draft bills. Secretariat Chief of Staff Victor Baloha told a briefing.

“The Head of State intends to send a letter to the Verkhovna Rada, in which he will determine opposition’s draft bills as urgent for consideration,” he said.

According to Baloha, in such a way Yushchenko intends to speed up consideration of these initiatives, “as parliamentary majority ignores these draft bills.”

In addition, Baloha noted that the most important issue is prohibition to confiscate dwelling for communal debts.

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Yatsenyuk to visit Brussels

Posted by the Editor on March 23, 2007


News / 23 March 2007 | 16:00

Yatsenyuk to visit Brussels

Yatsenyuk to visit Brussels

On Monday 26 the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Arseny Yatsenyuk will pay his first official visit to Brussels by the invitation of the Commissar of the European Committee on foreign relations and European policy of neighborhood Benita Ferrero-Waldner.

According to the press service of the Foreign Ministry, Yatsenyuk is expected to hold meetings with Ferrero-Waldner and the representatives of the European Parliament.

In the scope of his visit, Yatsenyuk will hold regional meeting with the Ukraine’s ambassadors to Belgium, Great Britain, Netherlands, Portugal, France and Germany and also with representatives of Ukraine at the international organizations. Yatsenyuk plans to discuss condition and perspectives of the bilateral relations of Ukraine with countries of the European region and relations of Ukraine with international organizations.

On March 27 Yatsenyuk will continue his visit in Brussels in the composition of the delegation headed by the Ukraine’s PM Yanukovych within his visit to the European capital.

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President slams turncoats

Posted by the Editor on March 23, 2007


News / 23 March 2007 | 15:36

President slams turncoats

President slams turncoats

Victor Yushchenko told a press conference in Sumy on Friday the
parliamentary majority was enlarging “undemocratically”,  president’s press office reported.

The President said opposition deputies deserting their
political parties to join the ruling coalition “revise the results of the
parliamentary election of 2006″ and their decision “adds little to the country’s
political stability.”

He said these processes, as well as today’s vote to rename the
anti-crisis coalition, which is now officially called the Coalition of National
Unity, contradicted the principles of democracy.

“So it is difficult to hope that these processes will lead to
national unity,” he said.

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Yushchenko appointed first deputy Secretariat Chief of Staff

Posted by the Editor on March 23, 2007


News / 23 March 2007 | 15:19

Yushchenko appointed first deputy Secretariat Chief of Staff

Yushchenko appointed first deputy Secretariat Chief of Staff

Oleksandr Shlapak has been appointed first deputy
Secretariat Chief of Staff, Victor Baloha told Friday.

Shlapak held the post of the head of the department on
social and economic development, attached to Secretariat of the President.

Former first deputy Secretariat Chief of Staff Arseny
Yatsenyuk was appointed Foreign Minister of Ukraine on March 21.

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