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UEFA to deprive Ukraine of Euro-2012?

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News / 30 January 2008 | 18:00

UEFA to deprive Ukraine of Euro-2012?

UEFA to deprive Ukraine of Euro-2012?

Ukraine and Poland cant delay preparation for Euro-2012, the UEFA President Michel Platini stated.

According to official web-site of UEFA, Platini called governments of Ukraine and Poland to mobilize their efforts in preparation for Euro-2012 in order to avoid critical slump.

“I feel that next four -six months will be extremely important in order to avoid any critical slumps in sports and public infrastructure projects and to protect the global credibility of the Euro project itself,” it is said in Platini’s statement.

According to Platini, two countries have new governments. They must work effectively at every aspect of preparation, beginning with stadiums, roads and airports.

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Yushchenko: Ukraine needs effective anti crisis actions

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News / 30 January 2008 | 17:49

Ukraine needs effective anti crisis actions

Yushchenko: Ukraine needs effective anti crisis actions

 In 2008 the government has chances to hold inflation rates. President Viktor Yushchenko informed today at the “State and business are partners” forum, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

According to the President, during completion of the budget 2008 it is necessary to finish discussions concerning budget characteristics especially its deficit. The President expressed assurance that nobody would destabilize situation on economic market.

“Undoubtedly, urgent issue is development of effective anti crisis actions in the State in which all participants of economic area must be involved, starting with the government, Finance Ministry, National bank, business and local authorities,” Yushchenko noted.

Yushchenko informed that such program is already being developed. He expressed assurance that in some weeks Ukraine would be ready to meet challenges which are now existing on regional market.

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PM intends to work in harmony with all branches of power

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News / 30 January 2008 | 17:17

PM intends to work in harmony with all branches of power

PM intends to work in harmony with all branches of power

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko promised to work in harmony with all branches of power. She said that today at the press conference, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“I consider that the government must do its business, take decisions and implement transparent methods of all state procedures. The government must carry out all reforms in harmony and interconnections with democratic coalition and the President. I as the head of the government will do everything possible the harmony to be achieved,” Tymoshenko said.

According to her, at the beginning of work some definite roughness can appear. “But I want you to know that I will be patient as much as it is necessary at any conditions,” she added.

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President: Business does not trust power

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News / 30 January 2008 | 16:42

Business does not trust power

President: Business does not trust power

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko wants to release Ukraine from money laundering. He said that today during thee Ukrainian forum “State and business are partners” which takes place now in the Ukrainian house, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

The President noted that now the power and business have tense relations. “Business does not trust the power. Power increases rates. Rates are not accepted and shadow schemes are being formed,” he said.

Yushchenko called shadow economy which does not cooperate with the budget the main problem. Yushchenko called the government to elaborate motivated formula which would cut the taxes but would not reduce payments to budget.

“It is important to decide what steps must be taken not to loose payments to the state budget,” he added. According to the President, the government at first must decrease tax rates and expand tax zones.

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Tymoshenko does not want to get ahead in gas issue

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News / 30 January 2008 | 16:04

Tymoshenko does not want to get ahead in gas issue

Tymoshenko does not want to get ahead in gas issue

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko informed about her visit to Russia on February 21-22. She said that today at the press conference, the Form’s correspondent informs.

“On February 21-22 by invitation of PM of Russia my visit to the Russian Federation will take place,” she said.

Tymoshenko noted that in scope of the visit a wide range of issues would be discussed, including gas supply to Ukraine. “Now I would not want to get ahead because negotiation process is complicated,” she explained.

According to PM, the government is considering issue on if gas price corresponds to the market one, it is also necessary to increase tariff for gas transit. “It is necessary to find mutual understanding both concerning transit price and gas price,’ Tymoshenko said.

Tymoshenko confirmed once more that there must be no mediators between Russia and Ukraine concerning gas supplies.

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Tymoshenko is advised to fulfill PM’s obligations

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News / 30 January 2008 | 15:10

Tymoshenko is advised to fulfill PM's obligations

Tymoshenko is advised to fulfill PM’s obligations

People’s deputy from Party of Regions Volodymyr Zubanov considers that Yulia Tymoshenko every day mentions on presidency that shows she thinks about presidential campaign and will participate in it by all means. He informed today to ForUm’s correspondent.

Zubanov noted that presidential campaign would start in a year and presidential elections in two years.

“I consider now Tymoshenko should concentrate on work of PM and think how to make real achievements, improve social policy and economic situation in the country but not make additional PR actions by means of different statements,” he said.

According to Zubanov, now Tymoshenko puts some conditions, starts populist projects which have no grounds – all these are mere words. Recent statements of Tymoshenko have PR character and prove that Tymoshenko thinks about participation in presidential elections.

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Yatsenyuk: Neither Ukraine nor Russia will benefit from conflicts

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News / 30 January 2008 | 14:00

Neither Ukraine nor Russia will benefit from conflicts

Yatsenyuk: Neither Ukraine nor Russia will benefit from conflicts

VRU chairman Arseniy Yatsenyuk considers that it is necessary to divide commercial and foeeirgn policy parts in issue on provision with energy resources.

“It will be good if we divide commercial issue (purchase-sale of energy carriers) and foreign policy interests,” Yatsenyuk said yesterday in Crimea.

As soon as energy resources become instrument of geopolitical influence, it will cost much for all participants of this process: those who sell these energy carries and those who buy them,” he noted.

“Today there is quite low rate for transit of Russian gas through territory of Ukraine and acceptable price for Russian gas for Ukraine,” he said adding: “Why do we say Russian? Unfortunately today everything is called Russian gas as there is no direct contact on gas supply between Ukraine and Turkmenistan.”

“Actually we do not have Turkmen gas. De facto gas is supplied but de jure it is not,” he said.

According to Yatsenyuk, it is necessary to divide commercial and foreign policy relations between Ukraine and Russia. We must not only form relations of mutual respect and understanding but also of mutual interests. Any conflicts will be of no benefit for both countries.

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Ministry of Coal Industry offers to sell coal at exchange auctions

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News / 30 January 2008 | 13:20

Ministry of Coal Industry offers to sell coal at exchange auctions

Ministry of Coal Industry offers to sell coal at exchange auctions

The Ministry of Coal Industry has initiated the sale of coal at exchange auctions.

The move presages completion of the formation of the wholesale market of coal, the Ministry’s statement says, noting that formation of this market is one of the priority areas of the Ministry’s activity, governmnet press service informs.

Moreover, the Ministry foresees adaptation of the prices of coke to those of metal on the global markets as well as determining the price of power station coal on the basis of its value, consumption properties, interchangeability and ecological characteristics in comparison with other fuels.

Earlier Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko urged a review of the coal industry’s performance in 2002-2007.

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