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Socialists prepare for elections, considering them adventure

Posted by the Editor on June 27, 2007


News / 27 June 2007 | 17:55

Socialists prepare for elections, considering them adventure

Socialists prepare for elections, considering them adventure

The VRU chairman Olexander Moroz keeps considering early parliamentary elections “adventure”. He said that at the press conference after VRU closed its third session., the ForUm’s correspondent informed.

“Early elections are adventure. I am convinced of it by 100 percent,” he said.

At the same time, Moroz noted that SPU congress is scheduled for August 4. “The higher quality of preparation to elections, the better possibility is that they will not take place at all,” he said.

He also stated that socialist react normally that they have low rate. “Our experience in election campaigns when nobody guaranteed us to be in the parliament, proves that we will be in the next parliament by all means, in case elections take place,” he noted.

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VRU closes third session

Posted by the Editor on June 27, 2007


News / 27 June 2007 | 17:40

VRU closes third session

VRU closes third session

Today the Verkhovna Rada of the fifth convocation has closed its third session, the ForUm’s correspondent informed

According to the VRU speaker Olexander Moroz, during the third session the people’s deputies were expected to consider 610 issues.

“We exceeded this plan – we managed to consider and adopt or cancel in total 630 draft bills and laws,” Moroz said.

According to Moroz, the VRU worked very efficiently.

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Viktor Yanukovych: Ukraine and Russia have good working relations

Posted by the Editor on June 27, 2007


News / 27 June 2007 | 17:25

Ukraine and Russia have good working relations

Viktor Yanukovych: Ukraine and Russia have good working relations

Ukraine and Russia have good working relations at all levels of power. Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych expressed this opinion today at the concluding press conference on the results of the first quarter, Cabinet’s press office informs.

“Rather good working relations have been established between Ukraine and Russia at levels of the presidents, governments, ministries and regions, separate fields and big technology production complexes,” the Ukrainian PM stressed.

As the Prime Minister noted stable economic relations with Russia are very important for Ukraine.

Viktor Yanukovych emphasized that Russia is a strategy partner of Ukraine which supplies “80 percent of gas and above 60 percent of oil to Ukraine”.

“Our policy is and will be always aimed at preventing any unpredictable activities from both sides,” the Prime Minister underscored.

“Stable relations will ensure stable pricing and everything else,” the Head of Government said. The Premier noted that during four months of the current year the commodity turnover between Ukraine and Russia has been increased by 38 percent and keeps growing. According to the Prime Minister’s evaluation, the commodity turnover between two countries can reach $28 billion USD.

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Yanukovych wants “single policy” with Yushchenko

Posted by the Editor on June 27, 2007


News / 27 June 2007 | 17:01

Yanukovych wants “single policy” with Yushchenko

The schedule of budget preparation for 2008 is being implemented. Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych told journalists at a press conference, ForUm’s correspondent reports.

According to him, the budget resolution has been prepared. “The budget will be prepared in time this year,” the PM said.

He is assured the social profiles for 2008 will be higher in comparison with 2007, because economic in Ukraine is being developed. “We have all bases to plan the budget for 2008 in comparison with our economical situation,” Yanukovych noted.

Answering a journalist’s question, whether the social initiatives of Yushenko are taken into account, the PM emphasized: “It is necessary to consider everything, before stating that… I have no doubts that together with the President we will try to raise social standards… We will have single policy”.

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President to propose new Constitution

Posted by the Editor on June 27, 2007


News / 27 June 2007 | 16:30

President to propose new Constitution

President to propose new Constitution

President Viktor Yushchenko will soon present his vision of how to improve Ukraine’s Constitution, his deputy chief of staff, Ihor Pukshyn, told at a press conference on Wednesday.

Pukshyn said the Constitution should better guarantee human rights and freedoms. “We should think about how to introduce such things as public legislative initiatives, public vetoes or constitutional complaints so that one could appeal to the Constitutional Court.”

He said Ukraine needs a bicameral parliament: “I think Ukraine is mature enough to appreciate the need of creating a bicameral parliament.”

Pukshyn said its lower chamber would make laws, including the country’s budget, whereas its upper chamber would approve the decisions by the lower chamber and appoint officials. He expressed confidence this would help to improve the quality of laws, prevent political corruption and have equal regional representation. He also insisted it was important to reform the judicial branch of Government.

Pukshyn said 2004 constitutional reform had triggered today’s political crisis and added that the Venice Commission called it a “step back.” President’s press office informed.

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Yatsenyuk will visit Serbia

Posted by the Editor on June 27, 2007


News / 27 June 2007 | 16:10

Yatsenyuk will visit Serbia

Yatsenyuk will visit Serbia

The Foreign Minister of Ukraine Arseny Yatsenyuk will pay a working visit to Serbia on July 2-3.

Yatsenyuk is expected to visit Kosovo and Metohija.

Yatsenyuk is scheduled to hold meeting with Serbian PM Vojislav Koštunica and Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić. Yatsenyuk will also hold meetings with representatives of business circles and Ukrainian-rusin community

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Yanukovych thanked People’s deputies for their work

Posted by the Editor on June 27, 2007


News / 27 June 2007 | 15:50

Yanukovych thanked People's deputies for their work

Yanukovych thanked People’s deputies for their work

Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych thanked People’s deputies for their work and the whole parliament, for effective cooperation with the Cabinet of Ministers, ForUm’s correspondent reports.

According to the PM, as a result of 11-months work, the Government, owning to the People’s deputies’ help, could overcome much, that the Government of Yekhanurov and Tymoshenko couldn’t.

“We could carry out a crisis-proof program, which we had finished last year and due to it we made a basis for the stable economic growth,” the PM noted.

Especially, he emphasized that from August last year the GDP rate increased to 8 %, that is nearly twice more the results of 2006.

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Yanukovych intends to reform judicial system

Posted by the Editor on June 27, 2007


News / 27 June 2007 | 15:33

Yanukovych intends to reform judicial system

Yanukovych intends to reform judicial system

Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych considers that this year it is necessary to hold reform on judicial system. He said that today at the press conference, the ForUm’s correspondent informed.

“Judicial system is necessary to be reformed. It should be done in the near time,” he said.

According to Yanukovych, interests of all political forces coincide on this issue. “We consider that this year we will manage to start judicial system reform,” he noted.

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