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Baloha calls all political forces on debates

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News / 30 August 2007 | 18:00

Baloha calls all political forces on debates

Baloha calls all political forces on debates

“Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense” bloc persistently proposes all participants of election campaign to participate in TV debates in order to announce and confirm in public their obligations before electors. Viktor Baloha the head of the bloc headquarter said today, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

According to him, telediscussion among political players who aspire to society trust is very important democratic norm. He noted that refusal to participate in teledebate will show at least insincere intentions or total absence of constructive ideas.

Baloha assured about readiness of “Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense” to participate in any format of fair debates.

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Election agitation may cost UAH 2 milliard

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News / 30 August 2007 | 17:30

Election agitation may cost UAH 2 milliard

Election agitation may cost UAH 2 milliard

According to estimations of Committee of electors of Ukraine, agitation campaign of all subjects of election process may comprise UAH 2 milliard. Ihor Popov the chairman of the Committee said that today in scope of the round table: “Peculiarities of agitation campaign and covering of elections in mass media”.

Popov noted that only 10 out of 21 registered political forces hold agitations. It should be noticed that agitations are centralized: money is mainly spent at advertising on central TV channels and placement of outward advertisements in central mass media.

The Committee of electors of Ukraine stated that financing of election agitation is carried out not enough transparent;y and significant expenses can be out of election fund. The Committee also considers that incorrect data of sociological surveys and researches are used in mass media.

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Yushchenko calls to rehabilitate Ukrainian villages

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News / 30 August 2007 | 17:10

Yushchenko calls to rehabilitate Ukrainian villages

Yushchenko calls to rehabilitate Ukrainian villages

The State must provide development of villages and high social standards for villagers. President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko said that today in Kharkiv region, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“The most important is that the State must make main investments in people. First of all it concerns rural inhabitants. We must create conditions for Ukrainian villages to become to live.

In scope of his visit to Kharkiv region, Viktor Yushchenko presented his social initiatives, in particular those that concern villagers.

At eve of Day of Knowledge, President paid attention on necessity to improve education in villages.

After the meeting, President presented state awards.

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Yanukovych intends to provide normal situation in agroindustrial complex

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News / 30 August 2007 | 16:44

Yanukovych intends to provide normal situation in agroindustrial complex

Yanukovych intends to provide normal situation in agroindustrial complex

Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych expects to guarantee starting conditions of normal situation in agroindustrial complex for 2008. The Prime Minister stated at the sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Viktor Yanukovych stresses the importance of preparation for the autumn-field works. “With this purpose we held a circuit sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers in Poltava and determined a series of measures for successful implementation of our tasks and guaranteeing starting conditions of normal situation in agroindustrial complex for 2008,” the PM said, “Cabinet press office” reported.

During the sitting Viktor Yanukovych commissioned Minister of Finance Mykola Azarov and Minister of Labor and Social Policy Mykhaylo Papiyev to provide increase of wages and pensions beginning September 1. The Head of Government stressed that it is necessary to check information concerning wage-out in some regions. “Wages are lowering against the background of tariff increase, in other words, it violates our resolution,” Viktor Yanukovych noted.

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Kinakh stands against changes to the Constitution

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News / 30 August 2007 | 15:50

Kinakh stands against changes to the Constitution

Kinakh stands against changes to the Constitution

Economy Minister of Ukraine Anatoly Kinakh stands against changes to the Constitution. He said that today at a press conference, commenting initiative of the President to adopt changes through national referendum.

Kinakh noted that he is categorically against the Constitution to be changed for one current political situation or for one person, regardless his mane.

Kinakh expressed concern about non-systemic chaotic introduction of new points of the Constitution within the framework of constitutional reform. At the same time he noted that it is necessary to improve Constitution, not to cancel but to make perfections.

Kinakh noted that preparations and adoption of new points of the Constitution must correspond to the constitutional demands. According to him, it is necessary to find balance of compromises between various political forces.

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Yushchenko is not satisfied with law on elections

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News / 30 August 2007 | 15:00

Yushchenko is not satisfied with law on elections

Yushchenko is not satisfied with law on elections

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko considers that some points of Law “On parliamentary elections” do not correspond to the Constitution. Deputy head of the President’s Secretariat Maryna Stavniychuk said that today in scope of the briefing, the ForUm‘s correspondent informs.

Stavniychuk reminded that President applied to court concerning unconstitutionality of some points of the law on elections, in particular formation and specification of election lists.

According to Stavniychuk, in case these points of the law function, then citizens of Ukraine who wiil return to Ukraine some days before elections will not have possibility to vote. On preliminary calculations, number of such people can comprise 100 thousand.

“It is necessary to solve this problem before elections, in order to allow significant number od people to vote,” she said.

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Yushchenko: Inefficient tax policy is the main problem in Ukraine

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News / 30 August 2007 | 14:00

Inefficient tax policy is the main problem in Ukraine

Yushchenko: Inefficient tax policy is the main problem in Ukraine

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko considers that main problem in Ukraine is inefficient tax policy. He said that today in scope of his visit to Kharkiv region while communicating with workers of agro-industrial complex and village intelligentsia.

President noted that all political forces must undertake to adopt new tax Code next year. According to Yushchenko, it is the first problem in work with investors.

Yushchenko noted that it is also necessary to reconsider state policy concerning free economic zones and tenders holding..

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Yanukovych: Draft budget must be prepared in September

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News / 30 August 2007 | 13:36

Draft budget must be prepared in September

Yanukovych: Draft budget must be prepared in September

Work on draft budget-2008 preparation is going on well. Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said that today at the Cabinet session, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“Efficient drafting of the 2008 Budget is a task for everyone. The draft budget should be completed in September,” Prime Minister said.

At that the Head of Government stressed that it is necessary to decide on the form of hearing the draft state budget taking into account the situation with the Parliament, “Cabinet” press service reported.

“Parliament is practically invalid, it is blocked. The Parliament can starts its work, only for one day, maybe two, not more. But we intend to consult with the President about this issue and with the factions’ leaders because we need expert discussion of the budget with participation of all branches of power and validate it through a document: either a protocol of parliament hearings or some other document,” Viktor Yanukovych said.

The PM also noted that Ukraine had never faced such perforce to draft state budget under such conditions, “but we have to do it because life is going on and we must prepare for timely adoption of the budget this year, in 2007 for 2008”.

Viktor Yanukovych has commissioned First Vice Prime Minister, Finance Minister Mykola Azarov to cooperate with the Budget Committee of the Verkhovna Rada, Secretariat of the President for searching way out of this situation. “We have also discussed this subject with the President,” the Head of Government noted.

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