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Opposition refuses to conclude agreement with coalition

Posted by the Editor on May 31, 2007


News / 31 May 2007 | 14:15

Opposition refuses to conclude agreement with coalition

Opposition refuses to conclude agreement with coalition

The opposition does not intend to conclude any agreements with parliamentary coalition any more. People’s deputy from BYuT faction Andriy Shkil stated in exclusive interview to ForUm’s correspondent.

“No one will agree with each other any more,” Shkil noted.

He predicts that people’s deputies from the coalition in a question of making amendments in to the budget about elections financing will emulate impetuous activity, however thus they will only try to make more time.

People’s deputy is assured that now it is necessary to use other methods, more radical. One of such methods Shkil considers performance or non-performance by the parliament of all agreements, while under steadfast control of television cameras and also under the control of the President and the PM, who should be present in a hall of the parliament.

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Socialists: Parliament should not be blind performer

Posted by the Editor on May 31, 2007


News / 31 May 2007 | 13:55

Parliament should not be blind performer

Socialists: Parliament should not be blind performer

The SPU people’s deputy Olexander Baranivsky considers that the parliament should not be blind performer of those agreements among President, PM and speaker. Baranivsky told today in an interview to the ForUm’s correspondent.

“I would like to remind the people’s deputies from opposition and coalition that it is really President, PM and speaker made agreements on some issues but it does not mean things will happen exactly as they agreed. They agreed the parliament will consider some issues but I would like nobody mix their agreements with the VRU decision, it’s not the same. Why do we then gather here?” he said.

According to Baranivsky, the parliament will fulfill those agreements that suit it.

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Moroz will hold consultations with factions leader to reach compromise

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News / 31 May 2007 | 13:35

Moroz will hold consultations with factions leader to reach compromise

Moroz will hold consultations with factions leader to reach compromise

The VRU speaker Olexander Moroz intends to hold consultations with the factions’ leaders in order to reach compromise concerning divergences on draft changes to the elections law.

“The working group has been working a lot at this package but there are still some principle divergences,” Moroz said. According to him, to agree on this, it is necessary to seek for a compromise.

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VRU gave changes to state budget first reading

Posted by the Editor on May 31, 2007


News / 31 May 2007 | 13:00

VRU gave changes to state budget first reading

VRU gave changes to state budget first reading

The people’s deputies gave changes introduction to the state budget its first reading. 383 people’s deputies voted for changes introduction. In accordance with it, UAH 365 million will be allocated from the state budget for early parliamentary elections, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

It should be mentioned that the people’s deputies should consider this issue in the second reading in order to adopt it or deny.

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Court suspended VRU resolution about judges’ appointment

Posted by the Editor on May 31, 2007


News / 31 May 2007 | 12:20

Court suspended VRU resolution about judges' appointment

Court suspended VRU resolution about judges’ appointment

Pechersky district court of Kyiv on May 30 suspended the VRU resolution about temporary order acceptance of judge’s appointment on administrative positions. People’s Deputy from “Our Ukraine” Mykola Onishchyuk informed.

“It means that by providing an administrative claim, the action of unconstitutional decision of the parliament, which roughly oversteps outside the legislation limits, is suspended. Judge’s appointment on administrative positions must be hold according to the acting legislation,” Onishchyuk noted.

This resolution foresees that chairman of court, deputy chairman of court (except for chairman of the Supreme court of Ukraine and the deputy chairman of the CSU) are appointed on a position for the period of 5 years from judges of corresponding court and are dismissed by the Supreme Council of justice on the recommendation basis of the Judges Council of Ukraine, the CSU chairman, judges of corresponding councils.

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Coalition not hurry to finance elections

Posted by the Editor on May 31, 2007


News / 31 May 2007 | 11:36

Coalition not hurry to finance elections

Coalition not hurry to finance elections

The opposition insists on reduced procedure of consideration of draft bill on changes to budget, in particular funds allocation for early elections, in order not to retardate resolving of political crisis. Vyacheslav Kyrylenko the OU leader told today.

In turn, SPU people’s deputy Vitaly Shybko noted: “It is no necessity to hasten with financing… Elections takes place on September 30, let’s decide budget issues 60 days before elections.”

The SPU people’s deputy Stepan Bulba considers there are no grounds for elections, so there are no reasons to make changes to budget on financing elections. “Let’s help Yushchenko to make elections transparent and legitimate. Of course we are out of help but let the joint opposition work at it. Let 151 people’s deputies resign or show their resignation applications. And only then we will speak about financing of that event, called elections, but it is a crime in order to return to power of unlucky politicians,” he said.

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Ukraine to build within 5 years transport artery

Posted by the Editor on May 31, 2007


News / 31 May 2007 | 11:15

Ukraine to build within 5 years transport artery

Ukraine to build within 5 years transport artery

Ukraine announced plans to build within 5 years a transport artery, which will connect West and East Ukraine, and is going to be an important link of the Euro-Asian path to China and other Asian countries, Minister of Transport and Communications Mykola Rudkovsky told at the 91st European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) taking place in Bulgaria’s capital of Sofia, Cabinet press office informed.

The Minister said the European Union should be involved in creation of the artery and it has to promote rapid and efficient implementation of the large-scale project.

Within the framework of the conference, Mykola Rudkovskiy had talks with his counterparts from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. Ministers discussed issues related to cooperation and experience exchange concerning transport infrastructure development.

Sofia is hosting the 91st session of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), where transport agencies chiefs from 31 states are to discuss problems of traffic and transport jams at Europe’s main arterial roads.

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Ukraine reduces external debt

Posted by the Editor on May 31, 2007


News / 31 May 2007 | 11:00

Ukraine reduces external debt

Ukraine reduces external debt

The direct external debt of Ukraine in April is reduced by 0.17%, reaching as of April 30, USD 9,361.2 billion, the Finances Ministry reported.

The general sum of the direct state debt in April is reduced by 0.13% up to UAH 63,453.4 billion (USD 12.565 million).

The total sum of guaranteed debt reached UAH13,504.2 billion (USD 2,674.1 billion), including the external guaranteed debt USD2,673.9 billion and the internal guaranteed debt USD 0.191 million.

According to the Finances Ministry, the drop of the external state debt is connected with exceeding payments in paying off the debt over the borrowing sum.

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