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Yanukovych: Government will work for improving welfare of veterans and pensioners

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2007


News / 28 March 2007 | 17:30

Government will work for improving welfare of veterans and pensioners

Yanukovych: Government will work for improving welfare of veterans and pensioners

Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych assured veterans that they have reliable support of the Government. “Today the strong Cabinet team of the professionals will work for the sake of economic growth, welfare improvement of our people, our key priority will be taking care of the elder generation – veterans and pensioners,” the Head of Government said during the ceremonial meeting devoted to the 20th anniversary of the Organization of Veterans of Ukraine, “Cabinet press office” informs.

The Prime Minister underscored that key tasks of the Government comprise implementation of the adopted decision on increase in pensions and wages from April 1. Implementation of this task will be realized at the expense of extra-budget funds. According to Viktor Yanukovych, summing up the first quarter, the budget will assume additionally about 7 billion UAH.

The following two stages of increasing social payments are scheduled for June and October 2007. We have all necessary conditions confirmed by economic activities. As the PM says, at the beginning of 2007 the GDP increased by 8,6%, a positive dynamic of the economic growth are to be observed in March as well. “Inflation indices are slow and inflation increase is not expected as prices are stable at home market,” the Head of Government stressed.

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Yushchenko to hold meeting with Putin

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News / 28 March 2007 | 15:40

Yushchenko to hold meeting with Putin

Yushchenko to hold meeting with Putin

The President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko will pay official visit to Russia in early April. Olexander Chaly the deputy head of the President’s secretariat told at the briefing.

The main objective of the visit is to discuss and adopt action paln for next two years between Ukraine and Russia. He noted that this plan will include all spheres of cooperation of two countries.

According to Chaly, the question of direct energy supplies will also be discussed.

Chaly reminded that the President is against immediary activity of “RosUkrEnergo”…He stands for transparent relations. “This question will be also put on agenda of the visit in Moscow,” Chaly said.

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Ukraine to see deficiency of labor force

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2007


News / 28 March 2007 | 15:20

Ukraine to see deficiency of labor force

Ukraine to see deficiency of labor force

Ukraine is likely to see deficiency of labor force, Labor and Social Policy Minister Mykhaylo Papiyev told journalists. According to him, this resulted from a gap between vacancies demands and propositions and low wages, “Cabinet press office” informs.

Mykhaylo Papiyev noted the government should search for methods to attract Ukrainians, working abroad to come back to Ukraine. This, however, should be considered by the government, as well as by trade unions and employers, the Labor and Social policy Minister said.

In turn, Director of the State Service of Employment Volodymyr Halytskyi stressed that the labor force deficiency is being observed in the economic sectors. Ukraine lacks in skilled turners, milling-machine operators, shop assistants and gas-arc-welders.

He noted the offered openings are not in a demand in view of low salaries. According to him, as may as 59% of 2 million vacancies, offered by job centers, suggest monthly salaries of under 500 UAH, while only 5% of them suggest monthly wages of over 1,500 USD.

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Government to initiate meeting with Constitutional Court with participation of President, Speaker and Premier

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News / 28 March 2007 | 14:50

Government to initiate meeting with Constitutional Court with participation of President, Speaker and Premier

Government to initiate meeting with Constitutional Court with participation of President, Speaker and Premier

Further meetings of representatives of the Ukrainian authorities with judges of the Constitutional Court should involve participation of the President, Speaker and Premier. This was disclosed by PM Viktor Yanukovych at the Cabinet of Ministers sitting. We will consider this and will agree with Ivan Dombrovsky that the next meetings will be held in the offered format, he noted, “Cabinet press office” informs.

Viktor Yanukovych stated his astonishment on the President’s meeting with judges of the Constitutional Court. I would like to say, in order to resolve this issue, let’s hold the next meetings with participation of the President, Premier and Speaker, he stressed.

He admitted to improper operation of the Constitutional Court in view of a variety of the so-called far-fetched cases, brought to the Constitutional Court. They are likely to be solved by means of policy, but not courts.

Notably, the President met with judges of the Constitutional Court on March 27.

The President brought 10 cases, while the Government and the Parliamentary majority brought 17 of them to the Constitutional Court in March.

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Moroz invited Shanghai mayor to Kyiv

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2007


News / 28 March 2007 | 14:26

Moroz invited Shanghai mayor to Kyiv

Moroz invited Shanghai mayor to Kyiv

The speaker of the VRU Olexander Moroz within the framework of his official visit to Chinese People’s Republic held a meeting with the mayor of Shanghai Han Chzhen and visited Research center and development of «ZTE» corporation.

According to the VRU press office, during the negotiations the mayor of Shanghai expressed hope that official visit of Moroz will contribute to further development of bilateral relations in all spheres in particular trade-economic, high technologies and cultural spheres.

In turn Moroz noted that Ukraine is interested in cooperation with Chinese People’s Republic. The major aim of his visit is development of friendly relations between states in the economic sphere.

Moroz initiated to conduct investment forum in Shanghai that can contribute to development of business contacts between Ukraine and Shanghai.

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Yushchenko writes letter to Yanukovych

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News / 28 March 2007 | 13:35

Yushchenko writes letter to Yanukovych

Yushchenko writes letter to Yanukovych

Victor Yushchenko sent a letter to Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych on Wednesday with a request to help Ukrainian book publishers resolve their problems, president’s press office reported.

“I expect the government of Ukraine to create effective mechanisms ensuring the dynamic development of the book publishing industry and its full revival” he said.

The President criticized the government for failing to execute his decree aimed at developing the industry. He added that the cabinet was not spending enough on the programs to promote the Ukrainian language and support publishers.

“I hope we will make the nation rediscover books as a source of intellectual and spiritual growth during the Ukrainian Book Year,” he said.

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President forwarded letter to VR

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News / 28 March 2007 | 13:10

President forwarded letter to VR

President forwarded letter to VR

Victor Yushchenko demands that lawmakers adhere to the constitution when expanding Ukraine’s ruling coalition, president’s press office informs.

“As a guarantor of Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, constitution and civil rights and freedoms, I cannot ignore any destructive processes and demand that the Verkhovna Rada and each deputy immediately stop ignoring constitution rules, particularly those regulating coalition formation,” he wrote in a letter to the Verkhovna Rada on Wednesday.

The President said he would otherwise use his “legal and adequate instruments” to end such unconstitutional actions. He complained that those numerous violations had resulted in a “situation having the signs of political crisis.” He said opposition deputies deserting their parties “reinforce the coalition despite the constitution on the basis of individual or group membership.” Yushchenko believes their actions distort the results of last year’sparliamentary election and violate our fundamental constitutional principles.

“These facts cast doubt on the legitimacy of the cabinet of ministers, whose members have recently been appointed by the illegally formed coalition, and its decisions,” he said.

He is convinced that this scenario, imposed by certain political forces, poses a threat to the stable development of the country and its sovereignty.

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Tsushko to resign today?

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2007


News / 28 March 2007 | 12:40

Tsushko to resign today?

Tsushko to resign today?

The Interior Minister of Ukraine Vasyl Tsushko intends to resign at the Cabinet’s session because of assassination of the Russian businessman Maksim Kurochkin.

At the entrance to the Cabinet the journalists rounded Tsushko demanding to comment on yesterday’s death of Kurochkin. However, Tsushko refused to give any comments, explaining that he was ill and only today come to work.

“Let me in, I go to resign,” Tsushko told the journalists.

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