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Charitable musical concerts to be held in Lviv

Posted by the Editor on August 31, 2006


News / 31 August 2006 | 15:37

Charitable musical concerts to be held in Lviv

Charitable musical concerts to be held in Lviv

A musical concert with the framework of the international project “Six Cities – Six Voices” will be held on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of Lviv’s foundation. The project has been launched under the aegis of the Freiburg Community of City Partnerships Assistance, Cabinet’s press office reported.

The event will involve participation of popular European stars, including Louise Ginnini(Italy), Blanca Ester Moreno (Spain), Enrico Paro (Italy), Clement Morgentaler (Germany) and Nataliya Datsko (Ukraine).

The project aims at development and strengthening contacts between Freiburg, Germany and Lviv.

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First Ladies of Ukraine and Germany to visit Odesa

Posted by the Editor on August 31, 2006


News / 31 August 2006 | 15:12

First Ladies of Ukraine and Germany to visit Odesa

First Ladies of Ukraine and Germany to visit Odesa

On September 1 First Ladies Kateryna Yushchenko of Ukraine and Eva Luise Koehler of Germany are supposed to meet in Odesa.

The German First Lady will make her trip to Odesa with the framework of the UNICEF’s campaign Let’s Unite For Children’s Sake! which Frau Koehler patronizes. Mrs Yushchenko will accompany Eva Luise Koehler as Ukraine’s First Lady and Chairperson of the Ukraina 3000 Fund.

Kateryna Yushchenko and Eva Luise Koehler will visit the Odesa Regional HIV/AIDS Center’s juvenile division and the Homeward Road charitable fund’s children’s centre.

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Europe hopes for invariability of Ukraine’s course

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News / 31 August 2006 | 14:37

Europe hopes for invariability of Ukraine's course

Europe hopes for invariability of Ukraine’s course

Prime Minister of Poland Yaroslav Kaczynski and High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union Javier Solana discussed issues concerning cooperation between united Europe and Ukraine.

According to Polish news agency, Kaczynski paid his first visit to Brussels during which the high officals agreed that Poland’s and Europe’s prior task is aspiration for Ukraine to keep its pro-European course.

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Our Ukraine to consider joining the parliamentary coalition

Posted by the Editor on August 31, 2006


News / 31 August 2006 | 13:48

Our Ukraine to consider joining the parliamentary coalition

Our Ukraine to consider joining the parliamentary coalition

Tomorrow, September 1, the Our Ukraine bloc will hold a political council to consider joining the parliamentary coalition, as OU member Volodymyr Stretovich told journalists.

Speaking about Christian democratic union he heads and which forms a part of the OU bloc, Stretovich underlined that for ideological reasons his party would not join the coalition, which includes Communist party of Ukraine.

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Ukraine’s vice PM departed for Azerbaijan

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News / 31 August 2006 | 13:04

Ukraine's vice PM departed for Azerbaijan

Ukraine’s vice PM departed for Azerbaijan

Delegation of Ukraine’s cabinet of Ministers at the head of vice Prime Minister Andriy kluyev has departed for Azerbaijan with a two-day visit to hold intergovernmental negotiations.

The agenda of the visit includes a session of Ukrainian- Azerbaijani intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation.

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Azarov prepares industrialization of Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on August 31, 2006


News / 31 August 2006 | 12:07

Azarov prepares industrialization of Ukraine

Azarov prepares industrialization of Ukraine

“Following the order of Prime Minister of Ukraine, working groups are developing content blocks of the Government Activity Program for the next 5 years and the program of the social-economic development for 2007,” first vice Prime Minister Mykola Azarov declared on the Cabinet’s meeting.

“This 5-year program practically defines new industrialization of our country. Previous century’s potential has been exhausted. It has to be replaced by modern technologies and we are determining trajectory of economics growth acceleration for the decades to come. Our guiding line is GDP doubling, new technological quality,” the vice minister noted, Cabinet’s press office reported.

“Consequently, we start to realize our country’s modernization project which is included in the coalition agreement of deputies’ fractions, in our pre-election programs,” Mykola Azarov emphasized. “Reformation is never an easy process,” he said.

“But I believe that we will manage this task and our independence, the15th anniversary of which we have celebrated lately, will take second wind as a result of deep economical and social transformation, indicated in the Government Activity Program,” the first vice Prime Minister assured.

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Ukraine does not recognize Transdniestrian referendum as legal

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News / 31 August 2006 | 11:50

Ukraine does not recognize Transdniestrian referendum as legal

Ukraine does not recognize Transdniestrian referendum as legal

Ukraine excludes sending of its observers to the referendum on status of unrecognized Transdniestrian Moldovan republic, press office of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry reported.

Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine, special representative of Ukraine on Transdniester regulation affairs Andriy Veselovsky declares that Ukraine, as Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe with the European Union, does not recognize results of the referendum as legal.

“Ukraine’s position concerning Transdniester remains immutable. We stand for peaceful regulation of the conflict preserving sovereignty and territorial integrity of Moldova, observance of customs regime in force, securing of rights and freedoms of citizens,” Veselovsky stated.

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On July 10 Supreme Council of Transdniester decided to hold a referendum on September 17. The bulletin includes two questions:

–          international recognition of Transdniester with its further joining Russia;

–          rejection of independence of Transdniester and its joining Moldova.

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What laws will be adopted on the second VR session?

Posted by the Editor on August 31, 2006


News / 31 August 2006 | 11:22

What laws will be adopted on the second VR session?

What laws will be adopted on the second VR session?

The second session of the Verkhovna Rada will be devoted to consideration of constitutional reform and budget. According to Verkhovna Rada chairman Oleksand Moroz, the list of deputies’ offers numbers about two hundred items.

At the same time, the list of issues for consideration will become known for sure only after a conciliatory council of heads of the parliamentary factions, which is to take place on September 4. Meanwhile, deputies are not unanimous as for the statutes for adoption.

According to chairman of legal policy committee Evhen Kushnaryov (Party of Regions), “the main question for consideration is the second stage of the constitutional reform, renewal of regional self-government, development of local governing.”

“The most urgent issue is budget,” MP Serhiy Matvienkov (SPU) considers, “The new government promised stabilization and reduction of taxes.” According to him, the parliament must adopt laws, which will stimulate development and implantation of energy saving technologies, as well as regulate work of antimonopoly legislation.

Chairman of the committee on human rights Leonid Grach (Communist party) considers that first of all the parliament must adopt the bill draft of Petro Symonenko “On foreign policy of the state,” which provides for rejection of accession into NATO.

According to deputy chairman of the committee on the fuel and energy complex Mikhailo Volunets (BYuT), the VR should approve draft laws, which will not allow increasing of gas and electric power prices for population.

Chairman of the committee on freedom of speech and information Andriy Shevchenko (BYuT) considers that priorities of his committee are ungovernmentalisation of the press and public broadcasting.

According to deputy chairman of the committee on building and housing and communal services Volodymyr Polyachenko (Our Ukraine), his committee has offered changes to Land Code, which concern land allotment for building.

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