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The Eurocommissioner Piebalgs on Ukraine’s integration in Euro power system

Posted by the Editor on February 28, 2006


News / 28 February 2006 | 17:43

The Eurocommissioner Piebalgs on Ukraine's integration in Euro power system

The Eurocommissioner Piebalgs on Ukraine’s integration in Euro power system

In the course of the Ukrainian Energy Sector presentation in Brussels, Andris Piebalgs Eurocommissioner for Energy, announced that the European Commission studies the possibilities to integrate Ukrainian and European power systems. Ukraine’s aim is to get completely integration in the European power system, he noted.

The Eurocommissioner stressed that Ukraine may reach European markets only by having its standards improved. He confirmed the European support for Ukrainian initiative:”This process will be backed by TASIS-EU program.”

Ukraine must work in accordance with the European standards of security if it wants to sell its electricity in Europe, Mr. Piebalgs mentioned.

“The reformation of gas market is necessary as well,” concluded the Eurocommissioner.

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OSCE Chairman to visit Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on February 28, 2006


News / 28 February 2006 | 17:05

OSCE Chairman to visit Ukraine

OSCE Chairman to visit Ukraine

March 6, OSCE Chairman Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht will arrive in Ukraine.

He is to meet President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko, Ukraine PM Yuri Yekhanurov and Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk. In the course of the meetings the sides plan to discuss the Ukrainian-Belgian cooperation within the context of Belgian presidency in OSCE.

The main attention is set to be focused on the improvement of OSCE institution effectiveness and bi- and multilateral mechanisms of “frozen conflicts” settlement within the Euro-Atlantic area.

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Kushnaryov’s attorney calls President of Ukraine to protect his client

Posted by the Editor on February 28, 2006


News / 28 February 2006 | 16:51

Kushnaryov's attorney calls President of Ukraine to protect his client

Kushnaryov’s attorney calls President of Ukraine to protect his client

Speaking at the press conference, Vyacheslav Stovba, Kushnaryov’s attorney, asked the President of Ukraine to defend the rights of his client.

Stovba reminded President Yushchenko his inauguration promises to create legal state with the supremacy of the law. “I believe you and ask you to use your constitutional power for protection of Ukrainian citizen’s rights – his name is Yevhen P. Kushnaryov,” said Stovba.

He also addressed Oleksandr Medvedko Prosecutor General to terminate the investigation of the Kushnaryov case. As a reminder, Kushnaryov is accused of separatism and violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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Poland’s military delegation visits Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on February 28, 2006


News / 28 February 2006 | 15:24

Poland's military delegation visits Ukraine

Poland’s military delegation visits Ukraine

Poland military delegation headed by Defence Minister Sikorsky has arrived in Ukraine, Defence Ministry press service informs.

The consultations were held by Poland Head of the Defence Ministry Radoslav Sikorsky and his Ukrainian counterpart Hrytsenko. The main attention was paid to the prospects of bilateral cooperation in the sphere of defence and multinational projects.

In the course of the meeting the participants discussed the items of medium-term programs of bilateral cooperation and the participation of troops in the multinational projects, such as the formation of Ukraine-Sweden-Poland peacemaking contingent, the coming tactical exercises “Cossack Steppe” and others.

The formation of joint Ukrainian-Polish-Lithuanian peacemaking battalion “UkrPolLitBat” and its possible participation in the international military police battalion were considered by the high military officials.

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UkrGaz-Energo submits documents to National Committee on Energy Regulations

Posted by the Editor on February 28, 2006


News / 28 February 2006 | 14:04

UkrGaz-Energo submits documents to National Committee on Energy Regulations

UkrGaz-Energo submits documents to National Committee on Energy Regulations

UkrGaz-Energo, the jointly venture of RosUkrEnergo and Naftogaz, has submitted an application in order to get the free tariff license on gas supply.
 
The National Committee on Energy Regulation (NCER) is chargeable for the procedure, Volodymyr Bryznyuk, the Head of the NCER PR Department told.

According to his word, it is most likely that the application will be considered at NCER session March, 9.

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President of Ukraine welcomes Lech Kaczynski

Posted by the Editor on February 28, 2006


News / 28 February 2006 | 13:34

President of Ukraine welcomes Lech Kaczynski

President of Ukraine welcomes Lech Kaczynski

In Mariinsky Palace, Victor Yushchenko ceremonially welcomed his Polish counterpart, Lech Kaczynski, who is officially visiting Ukraine on February 28-March 1, and congratulated him on being inaugurated, the President press office informed.

At the moment, the two leaders are meeting face-to-face. They are going to discuss energy issues and then preside over Ukrainian-Polish negotiations.

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US military delegation visits Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on February 28, 2006


News / 28 February 2006 | 12:24

US military delegation visits Ukraine

US military delegation visits Ukraine

Today the National Defence Academy of Ukraine hosts “Rapid Trident-2006” initial planning conference. It regulates the joint US-Ukrainian brigade level command-staff computer exercises.

Brigadier General John Harrell heads the delegation. The envoys of Canadian, German, Belgian, Austrian, Swiss, Greek, Czech, Polish, Latvian, Albanian, Kazakh, Georgian, Kyrgyz, Moldavian, Armenian, Azeri and Russian military delegations take part in the conference.

The main attention of the participants will be paid to the basic documents on planning and conduction of the exercises, forces and funds involved in the project and the general order of all-round provision.

The active stage of the project “Rapid Trident-2006” will be held within the NATO Partnership for Peace (PfP) which is scheduled on July, 2006. It will take place in the National Defence Academy of Ukraine.

The key target of the exercises is to improve concurrency of the HQs and the divisions of the countries, usage of the practical experience gained in the previous exercises and peaceful operations, to intensify cooperation and mutual understanding of the participants.

Unlike “Peace Shield”, this program will be held without participation of the troops. It will be pure command-staff exercises. The exercises will be finished on March, 2.

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President of Ukraine vetoes three legislations

Posted by the Editor on February 28, 2006


News / 28 February 2006 | 11:22

President of Ukraine vetoes three legislations

President of Ukraine vetoes three legislations

President Victor Yushchenko vetoed three laws:

Law on Changes to the Law on Scientific and Technical Activity ;

Law on Changes to Article 9 of the Law on Economic Licensing ;

Law on Changes to Article 2 of the Law on Agricultural Tax .

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