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President asks Plyushch to stabilize Ukraine

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News / 14 May 2007 | 16:45

President asks Plyushch to stabilize Ukraine

President asks Plyushch to stabilize Ukraine

Secretariat Chief of Staff Viktor Baloha on Monday said Saturday’s appointment of Ivan Plyushch as secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine had been “dictated by the need to change the quality of the country’s security and defense management,” president’s press office informs

He said President Yushchenko considered Plyushch to be one of the key state managers whose main task is to stabilize the country. “We must put an end to this permanent fever in the state. The National Security and Defense Council will play the most important role in this process,” he said.

Plyushch will have to reform the national law enforcement system, fight judicial corruption, slightly change Ukraine’s energy policy and develop border cooperation with our neighbors, he said. Baloha added that the Security Council should become a “dynamic and flexible body” to adequately respond to challenges and implement its tasks.

He then said there was no “political undercurrent” in former NSDCU secretary Vitaly Haiduk’s resignation and called all other commentaries on this “voluntary decision” “conjectures and fantasies of certain political forces and their spokespersons.”

Baloha characterized Plyushch as an exceptionally hard-working, authoritative and experienced person.

“The new secretary of the National Security and Defense Council has always been working to benefit Ukraine, never squandering his talents on trifles. His influence and reputation, which he has not bought for money but earned through worthy actions, make us confident he will fulfill his mission,” he said.

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CPU withdrew its signature under Universal Pact

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News / 14 May 2007 | 16:25

CPU withdrew its signature under Universal Pact

CPU withdrew its signature under Universal Pact

The CPU withdrew its signature under the Universal Pact of National Unity. The CPU leader Petro Symonenko told today the journalists.

“The CPU decided to withdraw its signature under the Universal Pact,” Symonenko said, adding that such decision was made at the session of the party council.

According to Symonenko, the reason for such decision is that the President Viktor Yushchenko violates the Constitution and agreements reached during Universal Pact signing and interferes in activity of judicial branch of power that is power usurpation. At the same time Symonenko noted that it will not sharpen political situation in the country.

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Shufrych: Yanukovych will remain PM after elections

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News / 14 May 2007 | 16:00

Yanukovych will remain PM after elections

Shufrych: Yanukovych will remain PM after elections

The Emergency Minister Nestor Shufrych is convinced that after early parliamentary elections Viktor Yanukovych will still be the PM. He told today in an interview to “Profil” magazine.

“I am sure that in case the parliamentary elections the government, in particular Yanukovych, will not be changed,” he said.

He also opined that the most appropriate time for the parliamentary elections is 2011. “It is my point of view as the citizen. I do not see any legal reasons for early elections. Early parliamentary elections can be carried out only under consent of all political parties, first of all the coalition,” he added.

Shufrych noted that the President will not benefit from early parliamentary elections.

“I know that the President will lose. But BYuT will win at any circumstances, even if it remains in opposition. BYuT will strengthen its team by means of rights forces first of all by means of OU. I suppose that for Yushchenko the situation is very ticklish. Voting results for OU will give up for Yushchenko’s lost,” he said.

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Yushchenko to send government in resignation?

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News / 14 May 2007 | 15:27

Yushchenko to send government in resignation?

Yushchenko to send government in resignation?

The Constitutional Court judge Stepan Havrysh assumes that President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko can send in resignation the government, if Prime Minister of Ukraine Victor Yanukovysh won’t agree to sign “political stability agreement”, UNIAN informs.

S. Havrysh noted that V.Yushchenko and V.Yanukovych are to sign political stability agreement very soon. But, according to S. Havrysh, The Prime Minister doesn’t act logically, his course vacillates. “If Yushchenko notices that Yanukovych is not ready to sign the agreement, he will make abrupt decisions – up to government resignation”. Constitutional Court judge said.

While answering the question about early parliamentary election, Havrysh noted that there are some dates: “summer period” – from June 24 to July 8, and from September 9 to the Beginning of October.

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Ukraine and Romania to cooperate to develop ecological tourism in Danube delta

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News / 14 May 2007 | 15:08

Ukraine and Romania to cooperate to develop ecological tourism in Danube delta

Ukraine and Romania to cooperate to develop ecological tourism in Danube delta

The Odesa region and the Romanian Tulcea province will elaborate a strategy of joint use of tourist potential of the Danube delta in the interests of development of the economy of the region. The relevant resolution has been passed by participants of the international conference in Tulcea to discuss prospects of the Romanian-Ukrainian cooperation and development of tourism in the context of the social-economic transborder cooperation, Cabinet press office reported.

The conference has been initiated by the “Low Danube” agency, which is in charge of the project “Creation of Ecological-Museum Center of the Danube Delta in Tulcea” and the European Commission.

The conference saw discussion of green tourism. In 2007 the Danube information and Tourist Center will complete fulfilment of the OSCE’s project on development of green tourism.

The parties stated their interest in development of tourist routes both in Ukraine and Romania.

The Odesa region together with the Romanian provinces of Tulcea, Galati and Braila and the Moldovan province of Kagula form the Euroregion “Low Danube”.

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Working group has not agreed elections date yet

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News / 14 May 2007 | 14:50

Working group has not agreed elections date yet

Working group has not agreed elections date yet

For today the working group has not agreed official elections date yet. Adam Martynyuk the parliament vice speaker told today at the press conference, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“Nowadays there is no official date of early elections yet, except that in the President’s decree – on June 24,” he said.

Martynyuk noted that the working group keeps working. The basic issues are already agreed except law on imperative mandate and people’s register.  He also noted that there is no main agreement that elections should be transparent and legal.

“The opposition insists only on transparent and fair elections but omits “legal”, he noted.

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Early presidential elections will take place?

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News / 14 May 2007 | 13:58

Early presidential elections will take place?

Early presidential elections will take place?

The first vice-speaker of the parliament Adam Martynyuk considers early presidential elections will take place after the early parliamentary elections. He told today at the press conference, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

Martynyuk reminded that the parliament adopted a resolution according to which both early parliamentary and presidential elections should take place in early December of the current year. But for this it is necessary to make changes to the Constitution. At the same time he is convinced that parliamentary and presidential elections should take place at different time

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Coalition initiates one more round table

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News / 14 May 2007 | 12:54

Coalition initiates one more round table

Coalition initiates one more round table

The parliamentary coalition offers to hold one more round table on crisis resolution with the President and PM participation. Raisa Bogatyryova the coalition coordinator told today after the meeting of coalition representatives.

“We discussed common position and intend to agree documents in order to offer the President to hold the round table after which we will determine our further position,’ she said.

Bogatyryova noted that today is a very important day for the working group. “There are still divergences that demand much time for discussion,” she stressed.

Bogatyryova also noted that formation of people registers for the election is principle position of the coalition.

According to her, today the working group is expected to consider changes introductions to the law on elections and structure of the CEC.

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