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President of Ukraine met with Stefan Meller

Posted by the Editor on January 10, 2006


News / 10 January 2006 | 18:10

President of Ukraine met with Stefan Meller

President of Ukraine met with Stefan Meller

Victor Yushchenko met with Poland’s Foreign Minister Stefan Meller, presidential press office reported.

They discussed bilateral relations and energy projects to construct gas pipelines in Ukraine. The Head of State  informed his vis-à-vis on recent gas talks with Russia.

“Ukraine is quite satisfied with the agreement, signed with the Russian Federation. There is no problem anymore,” he stressed and added that “relations with Russia will soon be considerably rationalized and rehabilitated.”

In his turn, Stefan Meller noted that “the experience of this gas incident was a very important lesson for all” and added that “Poland will try to actively reform the energy market by discussing this issue in the EU.” He also assured Yushchenko that Poland had done and would do its best to make Ukraine’s path to the EU and NATO easier, for “Europe cannot be stable without a stable and developed Ukraine.”

Yushchenko then invited the Polish President to visit Ukraine in February 2006.

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Holovaty: VR’s decision to dismiss the government is legally absurd

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News / 10 January 2006 | 17:45

VR's decision to dismiss the government is legally absurd

Holovaty: VR’s decision to dismiss the government is legally absurd

Serhiy Holovaty, dismissed today from the post of Minister of Justice of Ukraine, declares that the Parliament does not have power to form a new government yet.

“For the moment, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine isn’t authorized to form a new government,” said Holovaty. He noted that, in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine, the Parliament can form a government only on basis of parliamentarian coalition, which is to be formed during a month after the first sitting of a new-appointed parliament. In this connection, today’s decision to dismiss the government is legally absurd, as pointed out former Minister.

Holovaty also noted that Ministers and Premier would work as full-fledged government till the appointment of a new government after the parliamentary elections.

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Yekhanurov: Our life will become easier now

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News / 10 January 2006 | 17:15

Our life will become easier now

Yekhanurov: Our life will become easier now

Despite the today’s dismissal of the government, the preparation of intergovernmental agreement between Russia and Ukraine concerning gas price will not be deranged, as declared former PM of Ukraine Yuri Yekhanurov, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

In response to the question who will sign the agreement from Ukrainian side, Yekhanurov said he does not know. “We need to think, but in any case the document will be prepared,” he added.

According to ex-PM, today’s dismissal will influence “very positively” the process of pre-election campaign, as “our people like the offended.”

 “Our life will become easier now… The matter is that nobody has a right to dismiss the government. We have a legal vacuum now. Volodimir Mikhailovich (Lytvyn – ed.) knew what he was doing. By procedure, he had no right to put this question to the vote,” said Yekhanurov in response to the question concerning consequences of the parliament’s decision to dismiss the government.

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Special commission to examine Naftogaz activity

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News / 10 January 2006 | 16:50

Special commission to examine Naftogaz activity

Special commission to examine Naftogaz activity

Deputies of the VR decided to form a commission for conducting examination of financial and economic activity of Naftogaz Ukrainy. 218 parliamentarians, with a necessary minimum of 150 ones, voted for the decision, ForUm’s correspondent informed.

Additionally, deputies imposed moratorium on price increase for energy carriers for housing and communal services and passed a decree concerning barring of electricity charges’ increase.

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Russia abandoned Ukrainian meat

Posted by the Editor on January 10, 2006


News / 10 January 2006 | 16:30

Russia abandoned Ukrainian meat

Russia abandoned Ukrainian meat

Russia banned import of meat from Ukraine.

Federal service of veterinary inspectorate of Russia explained the ban by a threat posed by imported Ukrainian products of unknown origin. UNIAN informed.

As a reminder, December 30 Russia suspended import of meat production, delivered to Russia via territory of Ukraine.

As reported in Russian agricultural inspectors, it was connected with serious violations of supply rules and Russian veterinary requirements.

Russian agricultural inspectors reminded that recently a consignment of meat weighing 150 tons had been detained at the border with Ukraine. The load was being delivered under forged documents and the meat could not be even identified.

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Verkhovna Rada to dismiss Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

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News / 10 January 2006 | 16:20

Verkhovna Rada to dismiss Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Verkhovna Rada to dismiss Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine have passed a draft decree about dismissal of Cabinet and Prime Minister of Ukraine Yuri Yekhanurov, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

250 out of 450 parliamentarians have voted for the resolution.

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President of Ukraine reckons the gas incident is completely settled

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News / 10 January 2006 | 16:00

President of Ukraine reckons the gas incident is completely settled

President of Ukraine reckons the gas incident is completely settled

In the meeting with Polish Foreign Minister Stefan Meller President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko stresses that he is satisfied with the agreement on gas issue and reckons the incident is settled.

“In the nearest time the relations with Russia will be fundamentally improved,” said Yushchenko.

During the meeting, the participants discussed the items of regional cooperation and joint energy projects. In particular, the building of new gas pipeline via Ukraine and gas consortium was under discussion.

The head of the exterior department of Poland noted that “Warsaw will intensify the questions of energy market regulating and discussion of this issue in the EU.”

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Battenfeld Gloucester now in Ukraine

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News / 10 January 2006 | 15:40

Battenfeld Gloucester now in Ukraine

Battenfeld Gloucester now in Ukraine

Battenfeld Gloucester has installed what it says is the first cast stretch line in Ukraine. The customer was HekroPET which purchased one five-layer 3 metre wide line for simultaneous production of six 500 mm wide rolls, PRW.com reports.

Battenfeld Gloucester product manager David Finnemore said: “This line is a state of the art model among stretch film lines, especially in view of its high output and line speed capability of up to 600 metres per minute.”

He said the market for cast stretch film in the CIS region is about 80,000tpa and this is forecast to grow by more than 8% annually.

The turnkey line supplied by Battenfeld Gloucester includes two 90 mm and two 130 mm Contracool extruders. Each is equipped with its own screen changer and gravimetric feeding unit for four or five components, which gives a total net line production capacity of up to 1,800 kg/hour.

Other equipment includes feed block and automatic flat film die from Cloeren, in-line edge trim reclaim system, infra-red thickness measuring, and a fully automatic dual turret winder.

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