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Archive for October 26th, 2005

Famous boxer may take Kiev mayor office

Posted by the Editor on October 26, 2005


News / 26 October 2005 | 20:15

Famous boxer may take Kiev mayor office

Famous boxer may take Kiev mayor office

Vitaly Klichko may take 39% of votes in the elections of Kiev mayor in 2006. The current kiev Mayor Alexander Omelchenko is supposed to be a leader with 56% and ex-Vice-Premier Nikolay Tomenko is to take the second place – 43%.

The poll was presented by Democratic Initiatives Fund and Ukrainian Sociology Service. The Agency for Simulation of Situation has published it today at UNIAN press conference.

34% of voters will never vote for Omelchenko, Tomenko – 25% and Klichko 43%.

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European expert speaks on Ukraine-EU free zone trends

Posted by the Editor on October 26, 2005


News / 26 October 2005 | 19:50

European expert speaks on Ukraine-EU free zone trends

European expert speaks on Ukraine-EU free zone trends

The Chief Export of European Perspective Studies and Agrarian Policies Centre Michael Emerson met President of Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation Leonid Kozachenko.

In particular, Emerson said that Ukraine’s future free trade agreement with the European Union would start with agricultural products trade, the UAC press service reported. Especially European and Ukrainian trade may focus n grain, sunflower, sugar and liquors.

Animal products, canned foods, soft drinks will be sold in the free trade regime in Ukraine adjusts its standards to European ones.

Michael Emerson concludes that Ukraine must establish market principles in the economy and change its state agricultural policies, technical regulations with regard to the standards of agricultural products and foods.

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Ukraine and Russia on the edge of the elections

Posted by the Editor on October 26, 2005


News / 26 October 2005 | 19:30

Alexander Veshnyakov

Ukraine and Russia on the edge of the elections

Alexander Veshnyakov, chairman of Russian Central Electoral Commission, told at the press conference in Moscow, that Russian government will not ban Ukraine to open new polling stations in Russia for conduct of parliamentary elections-2006.

According to Vesnyakov, the elections in Ukraine may be complicated, judging by the marginal situation existing in Ukraine.

Alexander Vesnyakov stressed as far as Russia has not got yet any official request from Ukraine it cannot be discussed.

He noted that Russia has approached to Ukrainian Foreign Ministry with request concerning opening of polling stations in Ukraine in localities, where Russian citizens compactly reside.

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President Viktor Yushchenko sends bill on restitution of Ukrainian citizens’ savings back to Parliament

Posted by the Editor on October 26, 2005


News / 26 October 2005 | 19:10

President Viktor Yushchenko sends bill on restitution of Ukrainian citizens' savings back to Parliament

President Viktor Yushchenko sends bill on restitution of Ukrainian citizens’ savings back to Parliament

President Viktor Yushchenko has sent the bill on amendments to Article 6 of the Law on state guarantees of restitution of Ukrainian citizens’ savings back to Parliament for repeated consideration, the presidential press office told.

In the President’s opinion, the bill contradicts Article 95, Section 2 of the Constitution, which specifies that budgetary funds for social outlays are determined by the budget bill.

President Yushchenko’s suggestions with regard to the bill will be presented to the Verkhovna Rada by Ukraine’s Finance Minister Viktor Pinzenyk.

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Crimean Moslems to have one more day off

Posted by the Editor on October 26, 2005


News / 26 October 2005 | 18:50

Crimean Moslems to have one more day off

Crimean Moslems to have one more day off

The Cabinet of Crimean Autonomy Republic passed the resolution on Uraza BairaCelebration.
 
 In accordance with the resolution the 3rd of November is called the day off for all Crimean population.

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Kryvorizhstal’s dollars to be exchanged for hryvnyas

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News / 26 October 2005 | 18:29

Kryvorizhstal's dollars to be exchanged for hryvnyas

Kryvorizhstal’s dollars to be exchanged for hryvnyas

The National Bank of Ukraine approves hryvnya reacquisition of currency payment for 93.02% of Kryvorizhstal. The reacquisition will be carried out by central bank, the member of National Bank of Ukraine Igor Yushko reported.

“They approved possibility and necessity of reacquisition of all kryvorizhstal’s funds by hryvnya. Let the hryvnya funds be on the state Property Fund’s account and then – on the State Treasury’s one,” said Yushko.

According to him, on November 18 the National Bank Council will consider the changes into the money-and-credit policy of the current year.

The Head of Parliamentary Committee on Finance and bank Activity Sergey Buryak stressed that the reacquisition would not influence on the hryvnya’s rate and inflation because the funds would be spent for expense items having been provided by the budget and for debt payments. So, it is not to provide for money excess which usually leads to inflation.

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Suspected of drug-trafficking citizen of the Netherlands comes back from Ukraine

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News / 26 October 2005 | 17:16

Suspected of drug-trafficking citizen of the Netherlands comes back from Ukraine

Suspected of drug-trafficking citizen of the Netherlands comes back from Ukraine

Yesterday flight Dnepropetrovsk-Vienna brought back the citizen of the Netherlands who was detained during the football match in Meteor stadium of Dnepropetrovsk. He carried drug in his pockets. The policemen searched him and found it, Dnepropetrovsk law enforcement agency reported.

According to information, citizen of the Netherlands, 48 was not accused of drug trafficking because he had managed to convince Ukrainian police that he had not had any intention to sale drug. He added that the drug was for his private usage. So, Ukrainian law enforcement agencies believed him and did not introduce any criminal case.

The citizen of the Netherlands lived in a hotel of Dnepropetrovsk during all time the investigation was being carried out.

Before the departure for the Netherlands he signed a document renouncing none claims for Ukrainian law enforcement agencies.

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OSCE Representative to visit Ukraine on October 27-29

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News / 26 October 2005 | 17:00

OSCE Representative to visit Ukraine on October 27-29

OSCE Representative to visit Ukraine on October 27-29

Belgium’s Ambassador to the OSCE Bertrand de Crombrugghe will come on a working visit to Ukraine on October 27 to 29, within the framework of the upcoming presidency of Belgium in the OSCE in 2006, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s sources told.

The Ambassador is to hold consultations in Ukrainian Foreign Ministry on cooperation with Ukraine within this influential organization. Bertrand Crombrugghe is also expected to get familiar with the situation in Ukraine concerning preparation for elections-2006 to Verkhovna Rada. The OSCE Representative is to meet with Ukrainian Central Election Commission Chairman Yaroslav Davydovich, Interior Ministry and Justice Ministry officials by the end of the current year.

 

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