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International children’s competition with participation of British Art Gallery gets underway in Ukraine

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News / 17 December 2007 | 17:55

International children's competition with participation of British Art Gallery gets underway in Ukraine

International children’s competition with participation of British Art Gallery gets underway in Ukraine

An international children’s art project of the Unilever and the British “Tate Modern” Gallery under support of the Education and Science Ministry, is underway in Ukraine. Cabinet’s press service reports.

Within the framework of the project, which attracts a lot of people from over 40 countries, Kharkiv hosted the competition “Beauty and Contradiction: Different Worlds”. The topic of the competition was art of Columbian painter Doris Salcedo, whose paintings have been displayed at the “Tate Modern”.

Similar projects will be underway in Kyiv, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa and Lviv. Three winners will be sent to St Petersburg for participation in cultural projects. The absolute winner of the competition will obtain an opportunity to display his paintings at the “Tate Modern”.

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Closing of Zasyadko mine will contribute to methane accumulation

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News / 17 December 2007 | 17:29

Closing of Zasyadko mine will contribute to methane accumulation

Closing of Zasyadko mine will contribute to methane accumulation

In case of stop of works and closing of Zasyadko mine, in a year or so highly explosive concentration of methane will accumulated under Donetsk. The chairman of board of leaseholders of Zasyadko mine Efrim Zvyagilsky warns.

“Then half of Donetsk and the whole Kyiv region will be sitting on a bomb,” he said.

By means of turned-on ventilators and works in mine we provide not only work under ground. In case of closing of mine, we will get so-called second Chernobyl,” he said adding that there are special calculations proving his warnings.

According to Zvyagilsky, highly explosive concentration of methane will be accumulated also on surface, in the basements.

He has also noted that there is not a problem of Zasyadko mine, there is a problem of coal industry.

At the same time he supports decision on closing of emergency stratum of mine. “We understand necessity to do it. People must not be sent under ground without proper security,” he said.

“However, there are other stratums that are not dangerous, that’s why the mine will work further and provide energy independence of Ukraine,” he said.

As a reminder in November-December Zasyadko mine suffered from three explosions. The death toll is over 100 miners. 10 bodies are still under surface. 90 miners are still in hospitals.

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Kyrylenko: OU-PSD to support Cabinet’s composition

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News / 17 December 2007 | 16:30

OU-PSD to support Cabinet's composition

Kyrylenko: OU-PSD to support Cabinet’s composition

Leader of the “Our Ukraine – People’s Self-Defense” faction Vyacheslav Kyrylenko is sure that tomorrow the OU-PSD will show consolidating vote for candidacies for Ministers’ positions . He stated in an interview with journalists on Monday.

According to Kyrylenko, “there will be no problems with the vote for candidacies for Ministers positions, and this will be the consolidating vote of our faction.” He has noted that “problems, which occurred around this question, are exaggerated.”

Kyrylenko has reminded that all votes for Ministers will take place by raising hands.

He has also noted that the OU-PSD faction will not reject its principle that “there must be no communists at the position of the first deputy VRU chairman.”

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Tymoshenko is invited to international conference of women-leaders

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News / 17 December 2007 | 15:50

Tymoshenko is invited to international conference of women-leaders

Tymoshenko is invited to international conference of women-leaders

European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner has forwarded a letter to the BYuT leader Yulia Tymoshenko with invitation to participate in the conference of women-leaders of government and Foreign Ministries which will take place on March 6, 2008 in Brussels.

According to BYuT press service, conference “Role of women in stabilization of dangerous world” is dedicated to modern approaches and problems solutions on energy security, education, poverty, health, climate change and terrorism.

“I believe that women-political leaders are able to introduce special perspective and pragmatism in perception of influence of global threats on life of ordinary people and families, due to their course to find stable long-term decisions, based on dialogue and consensus,” Ferrero-Waldner noted.

“I consider you will be able to make significant contribution to our discussions and hope you will join us on March 6 in Brussels,” she said.

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Onishchuk: If Tymoshenko is not elected as PM, Yanukovych will be acting PM

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News / 17 December 2007 | 15:36

If Tymoshenko is not elected as PM, Yanukovych will be acting PM

Onishchuk: If Tymoshenko is not elected as PM, Yanukovych will be acting PM

People’s deputy of Ukraine of the sixth convocation, member of the OU-PSD faction Mykola Onishchuk says that according to the Constitution, the acting government must fulfill its duties until formation of new government. He stated in an interview with ForUm’s correspondent.

The People’s deputy has emphasized that the Constitutional regulations restrict the right of the Prime Minister and all Ministers to apply for resignation until formation of new Cabinet of Ministers. According to him, if such application is submitted, then new Minister of Prime Minister must be appointed to this position.

“If the vote for the Prime Minister will have no results, then Yanukovych must fulfill the duties of the Prime Minister until formation of new government.”

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Agrarian Ministry prepares draft resolution on authorization of grain export

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News / 17 December 2007 | 15:23

Agrarian Ministry prepares draft resolution on authorization of grain export

Agrarian Ministry prepares draft resolution on authorization of grain export

The Agrarian Policy Ministry means to submit a draft resolution on authorization of the export of grain for December 19 Governemnt’s session, Ukrainian Agrarian Policy Minister Yuriy Melnyk said. Cabinet’s press service reports. 

According to the Minister, the resolution provides for lifting ban since the resolution is adopted. He promised the resolution will be adopted by January 1, 2008.

However, according to President of the Ukrainian Grain Association Volodymyr Klymenko, the demand of Ukrainian bakers on introduction of export duty for grain will not prevent bread from the price rise and will strike grain producers.

According to him, if the Government doesn’t authorizes grain export from Ukraine by the end of the current marketing year (July 2007 – June 2008), grain transition stock by the beginning of the new season will reach some 10 million tons, which may turn to be a “disaster for grain producers”, as in May elevators should be empty and ready for new grain crop, which may reach 38-40 million tons next year.

The government has introduced grain export quotas in the amount of 1.2 million tons, under which grain export will be possible since January 1, 2008.

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Ukraine to enter WTO on December 20?

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News / 17 December 2007 | 14:50

Ukraine to enter WTO on December 20?

Ukraine to enter WTO on December 20?

The sitting of the General council of the World Trade Organization will take place on December 19-20 in Geneva. The central office of the WTO informed.

Earlier, the government of Ukraine forecast that the decision on Ukraine’s joining WTO could be taken. But the sitting of the working group has not been held yet, at which the report on Ukraine must to be approved for further question’s consideration at the General council.

As earlier reported, last week representatives of Ukraine held consultations in Geneva, during which the date of sitting of the working group had to be determined.

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko in an interview with “channel 5” has told that Ukraine can enter the WTO on December 20. According to him, Ukraine has reached the membership in the WTO, all necessary agreements have been achieved.

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Ukraine imposed ban on poultry import from Poland

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News / 17 December 2007 | 14:25

Ukraine imposed ban on poultry import from Poland

Ukraine imposed ban on poultry import from Poland

Ukraine has imposed ban on poultry and raw products from poultry import, except incubative eggs and twenty-four hours young birds, on the territory of Ukraine from the Republic of Poland. The press service of the State department of veterinary medicine of Ukraine informed.

According to the statement, the prohibition is introduced in correspondence with the official report from the International epizootic bureau, in which it is said that on the territory of Poland the disease of highly pathogenic bird influenza was registered.

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