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President of Ukraine met participants of EU-Ukraine Troika meeting

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News / 4 March 2006 | 13:00

President of Ukraine met participants of EU-Ukraine Troika meeting

President of Ukraine met participants of EU-Ukraine Troika meeting

Victor Yushchenko met with participants of an EU-Ukraine Troika meeting: Ursula Plassnik, Austria’s Foreign Minister, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, EU Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Erkki Tuomioja, Finland’s Foreign Minister, Michael Miis, Austrian Ambassador to Ukraine, Laura Reinila, Finnish Ambassador to Ukraine, and Ambassador Ian Boag, Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine. Borys Tarasyuk, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Roman Shpek, Ukraine’s Representative to the EU, Dmytro Markov, Head of the EU Department of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry, and Kostyantyn Tymoshenko, Head of the Secretariat Foreign Policy Department, attended the meeting, the President press office reported.

The Chief of State thanked the EU representatives for supporting Ukraine’s ambition to join the European Union.

“The European standards correspond to interests of the Ukrainian nation most,” he said and added that Ukrainians “are speaking about the EU as if it is their reality.”

In her turn, Ms. Plassnik remarked that EU citizens “watch Ukraine develop with great interest and kind feelings.” She is convinced one of the ways to forge closer ties is to start specific joint projects. Ms. Plassnik complimented Ukraine on its great achievements in the implementation of the 2005 Ukraine-EU Action Plan. The European Union recognized our country as market economy. We accelerated security and energy cooperation, signed several important agreements and partly liberalized visa requirements.

The European side expressed gratitude to Ukraine for helping to settle the Trans-dniester conflict. Then they discussed ways to jointly carry out energy policy in Europe. 

The EU representatives said they were monitoring Ukraine’s upcoming vote on March 26 and had no doubts this election would be fair and democratic.   

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Floods may damage regions of Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on March 4, 2006


News / 4 March 2006 | 12:30

Floods may damage regions of Ukraine

Floods may damage regions of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko asked the government to take additional measures against possible flood damage this spring, the President press office reported.

“I am aware of all efforts the government is making tostop this danger,” the President wrote in his letter to the cabinet.

However, frozen soils and this week’s heavy snowfallforce the government adopt additional measures, he continued. The Chief of State also said central and local government must cooperate and keep society informed of all measures they take.

“The government must act professionally and resolutely to protect the people and property against flood damage,” he added.

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President of Ukraine urged local authorities to pay

Posted by the Editor on March 4, 2006


News / 4 March 2006 | 11:59

President of Ukraine urged local authorities to pay

President of Ukraine urged local authorities to pay

Victor Yushchenko urged Ukrainian governors to pay off salary debts.

“However great achievements we have in this direction, some regions have accumulated huge debts,” he said.

The Chief of State criticized the local authorities for neglecting budget discipline and failing to properly control the use of salary funds. He asked them to formulate a plan to pay off all debts and improve financial discipline within a week and said it was their personal responsibility.

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