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EU promises to become closer to Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on December 20, 2007


News / 20 December 2007 | 17:57

EU promises to become closer to Ukraine

EU promises to become closer to Ukraine

Foreign Minister of Slovenia, that will chair the EU in first half of 2008, Dmitrij Rupel is convinced that relations between Ukraine and the EU will flourish. He said that today in Brussels.

“You have now new PM and I am convinced that our relations will flourish,” he said.

Rupel has noted that he intends to visit Ukraine “for further development of relations between Ukraine and the EU. Rupel has many friends in Ukraine and hopes for good cooperation.

“Ukraine is a neighbour of the EU but maybe we will become closer,” he said.

As a reminder, on March 5 of the current year Ukraine and the EU started negotiation concerning new enhanced agreement that must replace the current agreement on partnership and cooperation which expires in early 2008.

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People’s deputies immunity to be canceled in early 2008?

Posted by the Editor on December 20, 2007


News / 20 December 2007 | 17:33

People's deputies immunity to be canceled in early 2008?

People’s deputies immunity to be canceled in early 2008?

Deputy head of President’s Secretariat Ihor Pukshyn forecasts that the VRU will adopt draft bill on cancellation of people’s deputies immunity in early 2008. He said today at the press conference.

“I hope that one of the first draft bills in the VRU will be cancellation of People’s deputies immunity,” he said.

According to Pukshyn, adoption of this law will allow people’s deputies to be equal as citizens of Ukraine.

As a reminder, in September of the current year OU-PSD collected 5 million of signature of citizens who supported cancellation of People’s deputies immunity.

Earlier Vyacheslav Kyrylenko leader of OU-PSD faction leader forecast that People’s deputies immunity would be cancelled by the end of February 2008.

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EU promises not to delay Ukraine’s accession to WTO

Posted by the Editor on December 20, 2007


News / 20 December 2007 | 17:00

EU promises not to delay Ukraine's accession to WTO

EU promises not to delay Ukraine’s accession to WTO

The European Commission is sure that issue on export duty with Ukraine will be agreed successfully soon and Ukraine will join the WTO in the near future that will contribute to negotiations on creation of free zone trade between Ukraine and the European Union. The statement of representative office of the European Commission to Ukraine said.

As of December 2007, “Ukrainian power and the European Commission carry out constructive search of mutually beneficial decision concerning rates of export duty. This decision will open the way to completion of multilateral process on accession to the WTO.”

As a reminder, in late November of the current year the EU made the last demand concerning Ukraine’s accession to the WTO. Kyiv must reconsider regulations of export duty. Ukraine stated on readiness not only to keep current rates of export duty but even to low them.

Because of disagreement on this issue, the schedule for Ukraine’s accession to the WTO is broken. So Ukraine will not manage to join the WTO this year as it was planned.

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Yushchenko congratulate policemen on their professional day

Posted by the Editor on December 20, 2007


News / 20 December 2007 | 16:30

Yushchenko congratulate policemen on their professional day

Yushchenko congratulate policemen on their professional day

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko congratulated workers and veterans of bodies of Interior Affairs on their professional day – Day of police.

“You have chosen noble way of service to Ukrainian people, defense of rights and freedom of every person. Development of society is estimated by level of professionalism of your job, protection of citizens and order in the country,” he said.

According to the President, today we form modern, effective system of bodies of Interior Affairs that must become a basis for further development of Ukraine as European democratic state.

“On this important way of political development of Ukraine we need your professionalism, energy, devotion,” the President said, having assured that the State in turn will take care about those who provide law and order.

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Tymoshenko analyses gas agreements with Russia

Posted by the Editor on December 20, 2007


News / 20 December 2007 | 15:45

Tymoshenko analyses gas agreements with Russia

Tymoshenko analyses gas agreements with Russia

The government analyzes gas agreements with the Russian federation and only after that and some consultations it will be possible “to start new format of negotiations”. The first vice Pm Olexander Turchynov informed, answering the journalists question on possible changes of conditions of gas supply in 2008.

“Now we analyze agreements and situation, including on energy market. After that I think we can hold new format of negotiations,” Turchynov said.

Turchynov noted that position of Tymoshenko’s government is aimed at transparent relations with other countries, including Russia, break from shadow mediators and liquidation of any shadow lobby forms of problems solution. Transparency is reliability, it is a world practice.

As a reminder, on December 4, 2007 Russia and Ukraine agreed price for gas at USD 179.5 per thousand cubic meter.

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USA denies split of Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on December 20, 2007


News / 20 December 2007 | 15:00

USA denies split of Ukraine

USA denies split of Ukraine

The US government supports desire of Ukrainian people to form strong transparent and open democracy.

The representatives of State department of the USA Tom Keisy commented on statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin concerning the USA destroys Ukraine, having split its society into “proRussian” and “proAmerican” forces and having supported the last in the row.

“Position of the USA is gradual and aimed at support of aspiration of Ukrainians to form strong, transparent and open democracy. The Ukrainian people chooses its President and parliament,” he said.

Tom Keisy appreciated formation of new government in Ukraine. “We are waiting for start working with this government. At the same time we are expecting Ukraine to have good relations not only with the USA, countries of western Europe but also with Russia.

As a reminder, yesterday Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the USA is responsible for split of Ukraine for “prowestern” and “proRussian”. “For some reason the USA decided that there was political proAmerican and proRussian elite in Ukraine. The USA decided to support proAmerican part of elite, so-called “orange revolutionaries”, Putin said in an interview with Time magazine.

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Yushchenko to hold meeting with Putin soon

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News / 20 December 2007 | 14:29

Yushchenko to hold meeting with Putin soon

Yushchenko to hold meeting with Putin soon

In the near time II session of Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Russian commission Yushchenko-Putin will take place. The Foreign Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Ohryzko informed today.

The precise date is not defined yet. In scope of session of Intergovernmental commission the sides will discuss issues which are on agenda of Ukrainian-Russian relations.

Earlier former Foreign Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk informed that visit of Viktor Yushchenko to Russia would take place after formation of Ukrainian government, because commission consists of vice Prime Ministers of Ukraine and Russia.

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Azarov does not believe in Tymoshenko’s abilities

Posted by the Editor on December 20, 2007


News / 20 December 2007 | 14:00

Azarov does not believe in Tymoshenko's abilities

Azarov does not believe in Tymoshenko’s abilities

Ex Finance Minister Mykola Azarov forecasts that Yulia Tymoshenko will not manage to re-elaborate State budget 2008 for one week. He told journalists today, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“Tymoshenko can state everything she likes. But I as a specialist know that it is impossible to re-elaborate budget for one week because budget has been made for the whole year,” Azarov said.

According to Azarov, yesterday’s resignation of People’s deputies who became Ministers showed that VRU stopped its activity, because nobody knows when coalition at least of 226 votes will be formed again.

“We stand against such recess in the VRU work. At the conciliatory meeting we offered coalition to consider at least other issues, which coalition agrees with, but got refusal,” he said.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko promised to submit for consideration draft state budget 2008 to the VRU not later than in a week.

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