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Government to solve the problem of the unemployed

Posted by the Editor on July 29, 2005


News / 29 July 2005 | 15:30

Government to solve the problem of the unemployed

Ukrainian government decided to enlarge the financial aid for those who do not work till the next year, MIGnews.com.ua reported. Now the minimum monthly aid makes108 UAH.
According to the budget project for the next year the unemployed will get 120 UAH per month.

According to the Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Vyacheslav Kirilenko the state is doing its best for there to be less unemployed. The enterprises with work places may count on the state help.

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Interior Ministry of Ukraine cooperates with 150 countries

Posted by the Editor on July 29, 2005


News / 29 July 2005 | 15:00

Interior Ministry of Ukraine cooperates with 150 countries

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine cooperates with law enforcement bodies of 37 countries on a contractual basis and with 150 countries through Interpol channels.

It was discussed on the meeting of deputy Interior Minister of Ukraine, Petro Kolyada, with Prosecutor General of Thailand, Kampri Kaocharern.

Thailand delegation stays in Ukraine with a working visit, the aim of which is to acquaint with the work of Ukrainian law enforcement system.

As Kolyada pointed out during the meeting, MIA of Ukraine is always ready for a dialogue with law enforcement bodies of other countries.

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Teryokhin: prices for oil products will increase

Posted by the Editor on July 29, 2005


News / 29 July 2005 | 14:30

Teryokhin: prices for oil products will increase

Retail prices for oil products in Ukraine will continue to increase, as reported by Minister of Economy Sergey Teryokhin.

According to him, the moving forces and trends of price increase fully correspond to increase of world price for Russian oil of Urals brand.

At the same time Teryokhin pointed out that Ministry does not see internal factors for oil price increase.

Besides, Minister reported that Ukrainian government does not intend to influence the dynamics of price increase in the country.

"Even if the government has some reserves, it can not work against global economics."

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Crisis in Europe hampers Ukraine’s joining EU

Posted by the Editor on July 29, 2005


News / 29 July 2005 | 14:00

Crisis in Europe hampers Ukraine’s joining EU

The crisis in Europe negatively influences the beginning of negotiations about Ukraine’s joining EU, said the operating chairman of OSCE, Dmitry Rupel during the meeting with Eurointegration Minister of Ukraine Oleg Rybachuk on July 28 in Sloveniya.

At the same time Rupel noticed that there is no alternative for EU widening, and Ukraine will get the membership in the Union. He also supported Ukraine’s striving for the membership in EU and NATO.

Rupel stressed that Ukraine is the European country and deserves to be the full member of the European society.

During the meeting everybody noticed the progress in fulfilling the plan of actions "Ukraine-EU."

Rupel and Rybachuk agreed upon the necessity to activate the political dialogue and the culture exchange among the countries.

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Yushchenko went back on his promise

Posted by the Editor on July 29, 2005


News / 29 July 2005 | 13:30

Yushchenko went back on his promise

National TV Company of Ukraine confirmed that Victor Yushchenko would not address Ukrainian people on the air this month. Broadcasting of this address is postponing during two months already.

The press-service of President does not name the exact date of the air, but asserts that the delay is not connected with political or economical situation in the country.

The idea to hold live broadcast with Yushchenko’s participation occurred during the presidential election campaign. Yushchenko promised that in the case of his election he would address TV audience regularly.

On May 27 the press-secretary of President, Irene Gerashchenko, promised that Victor’s Yushchenko TV addresses to Ukrainian people would be broadcasted every month.

The first address had to take place at the beginning of July, as reported by Gerashchenko.

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Ukraine to increase electric power exports to Moldova

Posted by the Editor on July 29, 2005


News / 29 July 2005 | 13:00

Ukraine to increase electric power exports to Moldova

Ukraine is ready to increase electric power exports to Moldova, Ukraine’s first vice PM Anatoly Kinakh declared after a meeting of a bilateral commission for commercial and economic cooperation, RBC informed. Kinakh said that Moldova was suffering a certain electric power shortage, for it produced enough energy to satisfy only 70 percent of its needs. In Ukraine, on the contrary, the situation is favorable, especially so after two more units of nuclear power plants were put into service.

In addition, the parties agreed, that Moldova would supply Ukraine with documentation for oil terminal construction in Giurgiulesti for environment impact assessment within a month.

Ukraine exports electrical energy to Moldova together with Russia.

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Georgian business expects economic partnership from Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on July 29, 2005


News / 29 July 2005 | 12:29

Georgian business expects economic partnership from Ukraine

Though nobody doubts that Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko will really visit Georgia at beginning of August, the sudden delay of Yushchenko’s planned stay caused some surprise and, in light of recent events here, even increased the nation’s sense of insecurity regarding the possibility of terrorist acts, The Messenger reported.

For example, two of the suspects detained in connection with the Gori car-bomb, have allegedly confessed that they had been planning to carry out attacks on aircraft, the newspaper Rezonansi reported, although this is only one, likely sensationalized, account.

The news of Yushchenko’s planned, late July visit to Tbilisi that was suddenly released less than two weeks ago seems to have been a surprise for President Saakashvili. He immediately interrupted his holiday in Holland and prepared to meet his Ukrainian friend.

But the announcement of Yushchenko’s consequent postponement until August was even more unexpected. The Ukrainian President’s packed schedule was the ostensible reason given for the delay.

His visit is now expected to take place sometime after August 4, as President Saakashvili will be in Sweden from July 30 to August 4.

Lots of things are expected from Yushchenko’s visit. This event will mainly deepen the cooperation between the two countries in politics as well as economics. Local businessmen are demanding that the Georgian president lobby strongly for Georgian economic interests when he does finally meet with his Ukrainian guest, in order to deepen the strategic economic relationship that has been recently forged between these two "Color Revolution" countries.

"We have a unique chance here to deepen strategic economic relationships that will sustain Georgia’s exports and rapidly increase our country’s economy," says Giorgi Isakadze, the Executive Director of the Georgian Businessmen’s Federation. According to Isakadze, Yushchenko’s visit should essentially focus on the issue of deepening the current trading relationship between Georgia and Ukraine, reports the newspaper Sakartvelos Respublika.

According to Isakadze, Ukraine had already partially ratified a draft agreement concerning sugar imports before the Orange Revolution but has since changed the conditions. Currently, sugar exported from Georgia to Ukraine costs EURO 300 a ton, a fact that makes the Georgian side uncompetitive. The Businessmen’s Federation has called upon the Georgian president and government to discuss this particular issue with President Yushchenko with hopes of returning to the original conditions of the draft.

"In case the old draft is re-adopted, Georgia will be able to supply Ukraine with 50-100 tons of sugar, which will increase Georgia’s total exports, and hopefully create a Georgian sugar brand that will become a serious source of income for Georgia," the newspaper Sakartvelos Respublica quotes Isakadze as saying.

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Timoshenko promulgated her income declaration

Posted by the Editor on July 29, 2005


News / 29 July 2005 | 12:09

Timoshenko promulgated her income declaration

Prime Minister of Ukraine Julia Timoshenko earned about 60.7 thousand UAH in 2004, being the people’s deputy.

The income declaration has been published on official site of Timoshenko on Friday.

According to the document, working as a people’s deputy in 2004, Julia Timoshenko got 60 thousand 665.54 UAH ($11.234), including welfare in the amount of five thousand 62 UAH. The highest salary of the last year was in December – ten thousand 232.4 UAH.

Timoshenko paid seven thousand 644.9 UAH ($1.415)tax last year.

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