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A new Ministry can appear in Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on May 11, 2005


News / 11 May 2005 | 17:03

A new Ministry can appear in Ukraine

During today’s meeting Cabinet of Ministers confirmed a draft of presidential edict about formation of Ministry of building, architecture and housing and communal services, Julia Timoshenko reported.

"Formation of such Ministry is a beginning of systems concept of realization of housing policy," said the prime minister.

She admitted that she does have a candidature for the post of the new minister, and reported that this question would be discussed after corresponding decision of the president.

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Polish entrepreneurs disaprove cancellation of privileges for foreign investors

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News / 11 May 2005 | 16:01

Polish entrepreneurs disaprove cancellation of privileges for foreign investors

Volume of Polish direct investments into Ukrainian economics will soon make 200 million USD. The data were promulgated during forum "Expo-Vostok 2005", which took place yesterday in Warsaw. At the same time, participants of the conference criticized sudden cancellation of privileges for foreign investors in Ukraine, KID reported.

The amount of Poles’ investments into Ukrainian economics exceeds investments into Russian by two and a half times. Representative of the "Inter Groclin" enterprise, which specializes in spare parts for cars, complained that his Company even did not have time to make use of the privileges, granted by Zakarpatie special economical zone.

As 70 Polish companies act in economical zones (900 in total in Ukraine), Anna Skowronska-Luczinska, trade advisor of Polish Embassy in Ukraine, states that Ukraine, being an unpredictable country, loses trust due to such sudden decisions.

Marian Overko, the owner of Uno Freso Tradex Ukraina Company, located in Zhitomir, thinks that those, who invested into enterprises in economical zones, must be granted with compensation from Ukrainian Government.

Now Poles establish consortium that will assist in marketing, organization, distribution and logistics.

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The bill draft about NBI has been submitted for consideration

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News / 11 May 2005 | 15:45

The bill draft about NBI has been submitted for consideration

General Office of Public Prosecutor, Security Service of Ukraine and Ministry of Internal Affairs prepared a bill draft about National bureau of investigation.

As the head of security Service of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov reported on today’s press-conference in Kiev, the bill draft has been submitted for consideration to Secretariat of President and Cabinet of Ministers.

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Alexander Turchinov

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Political files / 11 May 2005 | 15:39

Alexander Turchinov

Turchinov Alexander was born in March 31, 1964 year in Dnepropetrovsk. He graduated Dnepropetrovsk Metallurgical University with a degree in technology (obtained a distinction).Turchinov started his career in mining and smelting combine “Krivorozhstal”.

In 1991-1991 he was the editor-in-chief of Ukrainian department of Informational agency Una-press APN.

In 1991 he became the head of Institute of international relations, economics and law. A year later – the head of Dnepropetrovsk regional state administration Committee on privatization and demonopolization of industry.

Since 1993 Turchinov has been economics adviser of prime-minister. 

In 1998 he was elected to be the people’s deputy, the head of Budget Committee of Verhovna Rada.

In the year 2002 was reelected to be the people’s deputy on a party ticket Block of Julia Timoshenko.

Turchinov is one of the founders of Unity of Democratic Opposition Forces and Forum of National Salvation. The first deputy chairman of the party “Batkivshchina” (Motherland). The doctor of economics sciences, professor. The author of scientific publication and monographs devoted to research of corruption and shady economics origin, genesis of totalitarian tendencies in modern society.

Presently Turchinov holds the post of the head of Security Service of Ukraine.

Alexander Turchinov is an evangelical Christian, who preaches the gospel almost every Sunday afternoon in his church.

In the early 1980’s he was secretary of the communist youth organization, Komsomol.When several young academics left the organization and joined the Baptist youth, he wanted to investigate the reasons. One day he appeared in the Baptist church. Turchinov said he could hardly remember anything of the sermon, but he was touched in his heart. Later he was baptised.

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Football club “Shakhter” transfered $50 thousand for flood victims in Romania

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News / 11 May 2005 | 15:00

Football club “Shakhter” transfered $50 thousand for flood victims in Romania

FC "Shakhter" initiated the transfer of 50 thousand USD for flood victims in Romania, the press-service of FC reported.

According to the press-service, FC "Shakhter" has never been indifferent to tragedies of people and always extended a helping hand to them, as it was after accidents on coal mines of Ukraine or wreck of Russian atomic submarine "Kursk", KID informed.

"Shakhter" was deeply touched by the calamity, caused by the flood in the Western Romania. Huge territories and numerous buildings, important highways and railways found themselves under water, thousands people were evacuated".

FC "Shakhter" could not be aside from the tragedy also due to special relationships with Romania. The club is coached by Romanian specialist, Mircea Lucescu, there are also players of Romanian National Team in "Shakhter" – Ciprian Marika, Flavius Stoikan, Razvan Rat, Kosmin Barkeuan.

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Turchinov: Melnichenko is ready to give testimonies to FBI officials

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News / 11 May 2005 | 14:10

Turchinov: Melnichenko is ready to give testimonies to FBI officials

The head of Security Service of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov reported that the former major of state security Nickolay Melnichenko is ready to give testimonies to United States’ FBI officials and to give materials and technical equipment.

Besides, according to him, there is an agreement with the director of FBI. "I hope, ‘Gongadze’s case’ will advance in the near future," he said.

Turchinov told that during his visit to the USA he talked to the ex-major and agreed about interrogation.

Turchinov expressed a hope that thanks to Melnichenko’s testimonies the investigation would be able to find the customers of the murder of the journalist George Gongadze.

The head of Security Service also added that General Office of Public Prosecutor is ready to send the list of questions for the ex-major Melnichenko to FBI.

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Yushchenko congratulated Manuel Barrozu on Day of Europe

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News / 11 May 2005 | 13:32

Yushchenko congratulated Manuel Barrozu on Day of Europe

The president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko congratulated the head of European Commission, Jose Manuel Barrozu, on Day of Europe and invited him to visit Kiev in September-October of this year, the press-service of the country’s leader reported.

"I am pleased to admit that every year since the formation of this holiday it is made vitally important decisions, directed to extension of EU or increase of its institutional abilities. I consider it a vivid confirmation of inevitability of integration processes on European continent," says Yushchenko’s congratulation.

The president of Ukraine assured the chairman of Eurocommission that the government and the people of Ukraine will do their best for speedy introduction of democratic values and standards to the country.

Day of Europe is celebrated on May 14.

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“The rating of enemies of Ukrainian press” will appear in Ukraine

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News / 11 May 2005 | 12:33

“The rating of enemies of Ukrainian press” will appear in Ukraine

The Kyiv Independent Media Trade Union decided to establish "the rating of enemies of Ukrainian press" which will be renewed annually.

"The people who created the most problems for the Ukrainian press will be publicized at the end of every year," said Evgeny Glebovitsky, the head of the Media Trade Union.

Glebovitsky promised that the methodology, according to which this rating would be formed, will be announced to the anniversary of the disappearance of the journalist Georgy Gongadze – in September 16.
 
He also declared that the Kyiv Independent Media Trade Union would join the Independent   Media Trade Union of Ukraine. This united Media Trade Union will become the first direct member of International Journalist Federation and will represent Ukraine on international scene, "Noviy region" reported.

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