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Oleh Rybachuk meets US Ambassador to Ukraine Pifer

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News / 12 September 2006 | 17:45

Oleh Rybachuk meets US Ambassador to Ukraine Pifer

Oleh Rybachuk meets US Ambassador to Ukraine Pifer

Secretariat Chief of Staff met with former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer to discuss the current political situation and international cooperation, the president press office reports.

Oleh Rybachuk said ourmajor political forces had supported the Euro-Atlantic course, “which should help Ukraine fully implement the Ukraine-EU Action plan on time.”

He characterized the country’s WTO accession as one of the strategic goals in 2006.

“Chances of signing a free trade agreement with the EU and also the pace of our integration into the world’s economic system and the country’s investment attractiveness depend on this (Ukraine’s accession into WTO ed.),” he said.

Then Oleh Rybachuk and Mr. Pifer discussed Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic prospects. The chief of staff said the country’s dialogue with NATO should be intensified.

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Yulia Tymoshenko has met the President of Ukraine

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News / 12 September 2006 | 17:19

Yulia Tymoshenko has met the President of Ukraine

Yulia Tymoshenko has met the President of Ukraine

Victor Yushchenko has met with BYuT leader Yulia Tymoshenko to discuss the current political situation and the roleof her opposition bloc in Ukraine’s new constitutional setting, the press service of the Head of state informs.

The Head of State is convinced strong opposition is an integral feature of any democratic state but insists that both the government and the opposition should see several key directions of the country’s development (national security, foreign policy, humanitarian area, etc.) alike.

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The President of Ukraine met PM Yanukovich

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News / 12 September 2006 | 16:58

The President of Ukraine met PM Yanukovich

The President of Ukraine met PM Yanukovich

Victor Yushchenko has met with Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych to addess a wide range of social and economic issues.

The PM of Ukraine told the President his government was now formulating a long-term strategy of Ukraine’s development. President Yushchenko insisted that they should use some ideas generated by the previous government and stick to the National Unity Pact when developing the strategy but also remember negative tendencies of the past and try to avoid making mistakes in the future.

They thoroughly discussed the energy issue. The Premier said he was going to present new energy projects soon. He characterized the local oil market as stable, adding that Ukraine’s oil refineries purified more crude every month to meet the country’s energy needs, the president press office reports.

Then they considered ways to form the budget-2007. Victor  Yanukovych said he was going to meet governors to discuss the social and economic development of the regions.

President Yushchenko and PM Yanukovich also talked about the President’s recent visit to Azerbaijan.

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Norway Ambassador met Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Tarasyuk

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News / 12 September 2006 | 16:31

Norway Ambassador met Ukraine's Foreign Minister Tarasyuk

Norway Ambassador met Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Tarasyuk

New Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine Olav Berstad presented copies of credentials to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk on Monday, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry press service disclosed.

The parties to the meeting discussed prospects for European and Euro – Atlantic integration of Ukraine, vistas for energy cooperation and development of bilateral relations, in particular, enhancing investment activities of Norwegian companies in Ukraine.

Borys Tarasyuk aired his hope for maintaining the current high level of bipartite cooperation and fruitful Euro – Atlantic collaboration.

The newly appointed Ambassador promised to share his country’s experience in European integration with Ukraine.

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The European Commission allots funds for implementation of the social projects in Ukraine

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News / 12 September 2006 | 15:49

The European Commission allots funds for implementation of the social projects in Ukraine

The European Commission allots funds for implementation of the social projects in Ukraine

The European Commission is willing to grant 14-million technical assistant for implementation of the women and kids rights protection project, the Coordinator of the European Commission External Assistance Representative in Ukraine informs.

“The Euro Commission has approved of this project in June, 2006. Now we are waiting for Ukrainian part to sign it,” said Helen Krey.

The project is aimed at reduction of the violence in families.” We keep assisting Ukraine which has deliberately announced about an intention to implement European standards into the social sphere of life,” summed the European Commission representative.

The European Commission has also allotted 400,000 as a technical aid to Kyiv regional social centres within the framework of European project “Development of the Integrated Social Services for Vulnerable Families and Children” implemented by “To Every Child” Consortium.

The project is aimed at reduction of the number of abandoned kids,” said Helen Krey.

The Project Coordinator Ilene Summon represented in-depth report on spent funds: 40 automobiles, three minibuses, 40 PCs, 10 lap-tops, 40 printers, 20 Xeroxes, one digital multifunctional copy, scan and print complex and 40 furniture complexes.

The aid has been taken by Adoption Department attached to Ukraine’s Family, Sport and Youth Ministry, the State Social Service for Family and Youth, 32 regional and city social aid centres, Juvenile Criminal Service, Educational Department and Health Protection Department of Kyiv Regional State Administration.

The purchase of the technical equipment has been made by results of open tender held by the European Commission.

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Mass media representatives demand to bring an action against Donetsk Mayor Luk’yanchenko

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News / 12 September 2006 | 14:23

Mass media representatives demand to bring an action against Donetsk Mayor Luk'yanchenko

Mass media representatives demand to bring an action against Donetsk Mayor Luk’yanchenko

A group of journalists more famous as representatives of the public organisations submitted a collective application to Donetsk Prosecutor Oleksiy Bahanets which reads about violations committed by Donetsk City Council officials and Donetsk Mayor Luk’yanchenko in particular. The application is signed by Maria Oliynyk, a correspondent of Shlyakh Peremohy and Slovo Prosvity, Kateryna Furmanyuk and Vadym Cherkass, a deputy editor and a correspondent of Hromadska Pravda.

On September 11, at 9.50 am the representatives of the local mass media came to Donetsk City Executive Council for covering the 4th session of the City Council. But unknown men forbade them entering the building. According to the policemen standing next to the unknown men, the City Council was blocked by personal instructions of Donetsk Mayor Oleksandr Luk’yanchenko. As a reminder, prevention of the legal professional journalistic activity violates the acts of Ukraine on Local Self-Government in Ukraine, on Information and on Mass Media.

As it was known later, Mayor Luk’yanchenko gave instructions to issue the special passes for the representatives of “accredited” mass media. Thereby, the journalists have been premeditatedly divided according to the principle “ours” and “strangers.”

The author of the applications do not doubt the fact that “Mayor Luk’yanchenko acted this way under permission and with participation of the law enforcement agencies, the police and the Prosecutor’s office included.” They classify it as “an organised crime of forethought.”

The mass media representatives urge the Donetsk Prosecutor’s Office to establish the violations of the Law and to bring an action against Donetsk Mayor Luk’yanchenko.

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Yulia Tymoshenko is to meet PM Yanukovich and President Yushchenko

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News / 12 September 2006 | 13:47

Yulia Tymoshenko is to meet PM Yanukovich and President Yushchenko

Yulia Tymoshenko is to meet PM Yanukovich and President Yushchenko

In his interview to the journalists, Oleksandr Turchinov confirmed information about coming meetings of Yulia Volodymyrivna with the Prime Minister of Ukraine and the President.

“Our leader is to hold consultations with the President and the Premier regarding the draft bill on opposition. We are interested in formula of strong opposition creation in Ukraine not only de facto but legally sounded as well,” said Turchinov.

He mentioned that the draft submitted by the Party of Regions “might only limit the opposition’s activity.”

“We assume European experience as a basis for our draft on the opposition, that’s why we intend to consult with those persons who consider themselves as a power today,” summed up BYuT MP Turchinov.

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The President of Ukraine formed NSDCU staff

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News / 12 September 2006 | 13:26

The President of Ukraine formed NSDCU staff

The President of Ukraine formed NSDCU staff

President Victor Yushchenko has issued an edict approving of the personal staff of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine.

In accordance to the President’s edict, NSDCU consists of PM Yanukovich, First Vice-PM Azarov, Chief of Staff Rybachuk, Economy Minister Makukha, Emergency Minister Baloha, Defence Minister Hrytsenko, SBU Head Drizhchany, Justice Minister Zvarych, Internal Minister Lutsenko, Foreign Minister Tarasyuk, Health Minister Polyachenko and External Intelligence Service Chairman Malomuzh.

VR Chairman Moroz, General Prosecutor Medvedko and NBU Head Stelmakh have been included by their accordance.

Volodymyr Horbulin remains the NSDCU Secretary. The President of Ukraine takes a position of the NSDCU Head.

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