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Socialists and Communists of Ukraine refuse to support the package of bill drafts concerning WTO

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News / 1 July 2005 | 17:38

Socialists and Communists of Ukraine refuse to support the package of bill drafts concerning WTO

Parliamentary faction of Socialistic Party of Ukraine does not intend to support the package of bill drafts concerning Ukraine’s entry into WTO. The member of the party, Josef Vinsky, declared that some bill drafts undermine the agroindustrial and metallurgical complexes.

"If there is repeated examination of these bill drafts, our position will not change. We will support those parts where there are no contradictions with national interests, but that part which undermines the agroindustrial and metallurgical complexes and so on…we will not support," said Vinsky to ForUm.

Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU) also refused to support the package of bill drafts. 

Ukrainian Communists decidedly clamoured the entry of Ukraine into WTO. They consider that WTO will destroy intellectual potential of Ukraine.

They reckon that the membership in pro-USA organization will destroy industrial and intellectual potential of the country, the agricultural field of economy, economic and political independence of Ukraine. According to CPU, the entry will let genetically mutating products come to Ukrainian market. It will do harm to Ukrainian gene pool and ecology.

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The EU will present Ukraine with $100 million

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News / 1 July 2005 | 17:16

The EU will present Ukraine with $100 million

"The EU grants Ukraine large sum of money for the successful fulfillment of the EU-Ukraine plan. The sum will be increased to $100 million by 2006," stated the head of the Directorate of external Relations of the European Commission, David Lipman.

According to his words, the participants of the summit will conduct negotiations concerning the agreement on free trade area and the liberation of the visa-regime for Ukrainian citizens, Interfax-Ukraine informs.

In response to journalists’ questions about the influence of Ukrainian membership in Common Economic Area (CEA) on the agreement, Lipman states that Ukraine has the right to trade with any country it wants. But due to cooperation with the EU, Ukraine will be able to pick out the preferences.

Lipman also reminded, that Ukrainian government stated not to share some of its commissions with CEA and not to take part in Custom Union and Monetary Union.

"We appreciate Ukrainian position concerning these questions," said David Lipman.

Concerning the visa-regime, Lipman expects the European Commission to get the mandate of the EU members before the beginning of the summit.

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Ukraine extremely needs the friendship with the UK

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News / 1 July 2005 | 16:25

Ukraine extremely needs the friendship with the UK

The assistant state secretary, Markian Liubkivsky, states that Ukraine will make the great achievements on the path of Eurointegration with the support of the UK, which presidency of the EU has already become.

"Despite the EU overcoming the hard time of the new stage of the Eurointegration, we appreciate very much the support of the UK citizens and politicians,who express positive attitude towards the Eurointegrations efforts of our country," stated Lubkivsky.

Liubkivsky also mentioned about serious preparation to the summit "Ukraine-EU." The summit will be conducted in October. The priority trends of discussion will be the following: the plan of action directed on the entry in the EU; the development of the relations and the solution of main problems; the liberation of the visa-regime; the granting of market economics status to Ukraine.

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Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is asked to pass the drafts concerning WTO

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News / 1 July 2005 | 15:40

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is asked to pass the drafts concerning WTO

The Secretariat of the President appealed to the parliament to support the package of drafts concerning Ukraine’s entry to WTO, the deputy state secretary, Markiyan Liubkivsky, reported.

According to his words, it became critically important for Ukraine to enter WTO this year. "The Secretariat of the President appeals to the deputies of Verkhovna Rada not to discuss the particular branch items but to support the package in general and in the shortest time. The package is extremely important for the completion of the negotiations with the states-members of WTO," stated Liubkivsky.

He reminded that on June 18, the president had pointed out the entry into WTO to be the main target of Ukraine. That is why Ukraine makes the parliament responsible to this step.

Liubkivsky states that the president mentioned many times that the deputies interfered their private interests with the national interests of Ukraine. The vote will be conducted on Tuesday.

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Bulgakov festival of art started in Kiev

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News / 1 July 2005 | 15:20

Bulgakov festival of art started in Kiev

Today the fourth international Bulgakov festival of art started in Kiev, reported the artistic director of "Theatre on Podol", Vitaly Malakhov, on the press-conference, ForUm’s correspondent informed.

According to Malakhov, the festival is devoted to Bulgakov’s works "White Guards" and "The Turbins’ Days."

"’White Guards’ is a work, which creates the icon of father’s home…And Kiev is such home for all of us," said Malakhov.

The artistic director of "Theatre on Podol" pointed out that the aim of the festival is "to force Kievers, Ukrainians and the whole world to examine details in order to grow fonder of our home, our Kiev."

In his turn, the Polish director, Machea Voitishko, reported that tomorrow he would represent the performance "Bulgakov", devoted to the last days of life of the great master.

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Public waiting rooms of Ukrainian president have start working

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News / 1 July 2005 | 14:30

Public waiting rooms of Ukrainian president have start working

From this day public waiting rooms of the president of Ukraine start working in all regions of the country, reported the deputy state secretary Markiyan Liubkivsky.

In particular, he pointed out that it would allow Ukrainian citizens to carry on a dialogue with the power, not departing for the capital.

Besides, public regional waiting rooms of the president will become the so-called "litmus paper", which shows efficiency of local authorities’ work.

The deputy state secretary also informed that all waiting rooms got the accommodations for their work in cities’ central districts, and some of them are placed in the buildings of regional state administrations.

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Yushchenko will visit Swiss doctors

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News / 1 July 2005 | 14:21

Yushchenko will visit Swiss doctors

Today the president of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, will depart for Switzerland from Poland. He will attend Switzerland as a private figure in order to consult doctors about his health, the press-secretary of the president, Irina Gerashchenko, reported.

She points out the fact that "the president feels well." According to her words, it will be just a medical consultation.

Gerashchenko mentioned that the representatives of the General Office of Public Prosecutor of Ukraine will accompany the president during the visit in order "to communicate with the doctors consulting the president" and to get the information that will benefit the investigation of Yushchenko’s poisoning case.

However, she did not reveal the clinic and the consulting doctors’ name. Such information will be published after the returning the president to Ukraine, stated Gerashchenko.

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National TV Company to buy 1% of “EuroNews” stocks

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News / 1 July 2005 | 13:33

National TV Company to buy 1% of “EuroNews” stocks

National TV Company of Ukraine has got a right to purchase 1% of stocks of TV channel "EuroNews." The deputy state secretary, Markiyan Liubkivsky, reported about it, ForUm’s correspondent informed.

According to Liubkivsky, the head of National TV Company Taras Stetskiv and governing body of "EuroNews" agreed about it during negotiations, which were hold in Leon on June 23-25.

Liubkivsky also pointed out that Ukraine’s membership in European language council gives the Company a priority right to join "EuroNews" stockholders.

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