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PR demands to adjust economy to WTO standards

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News / 29 February 2008 | 16:39

PR demands to adjust economy to WTO standards

PR demands to adjust economy to WTO standards

Leader of Party of Regions Viktor Yanukovych considers that it is necessary to develop a program for creation of adaptation conditions for branches of Ukrainian economy. He said that today at the press conference, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

According to Yanukovych, now Ukraine completes process of joining the WTO and he has no doubts that agreement on accession to this organization will be ratified. “It is a great event for Ukraine,” he noted.

At the same time, Yanukovych expressed regret that there is no program which would foresee creation of adaptation conditions for different branches of economy.

Yanukovych noted that PR is ready together with the government to prepare this program.

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EBRD may grant Lviv EUR 4 million

Posted by the Editor on February 29, 2008


News / 29 February 2008 | 15:40

EBRD may grant Lviv EUR 4 million

EBRD may grant Lviv EUR 4 million

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development may grant to Lviv (West Ukraine) around EUR 4 million for drafting a project on the construction of a high-speed railway, Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi says, according to government press service.

According to Sadovyi, the railway is called to link Lviv with the regional centers of Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Austria.

An international consortium will be set up to carry out the project, which is designed for five years.

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Factions leaders agreed “political agreement”

Posted by the Editor on February 29, 2008


News / 29 February 2008 | 15:00

Factions leaders agreed

Factions leaders agreed “political agreement”

Leaders of factions agreed protocol of mutual understanding. On March 4 unblocking of the VRU is expected. The VRU chairman Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed today, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

According to him, all factions except CPU agreed text of political agreement. In case nothing unexpected happens, this document will be submitted for signing by factions leaders on March 3.

Yatsenyuk noted that political agreement includes protocol on mutual understanding and schedule of VRU sessions.

As to NATO issue, the decision was made to withdraw all registered draft resolutions and to adopt new variant which was agreed today by representatives of parliamentary factions.

Yatsenyuk also noted that on March 4 in the work of the parliament is unblocked, the President is going to make his annual speech in the parliament.

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Yanukovych considers Tymoshenko does not cope with inflation growth

Posted by the Editor on February 29, 2008


News / 29 February 2008 | 14:25

Yanukovych considers Tymoshenko does not cope with inflation growth

Yanukovych considers Tymoshenko does not cope with inflation growth

Opposition government forecasts that inflation rate this year will comprise more than 20%. Party of Regions leader Viktor Yanukovych said that today at the briefing, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

He reminded that in January inflation rate made more than 2%. “We forecast the same inflations in February,” Yanukovych said.

According to him, Ukrainian economy faces “worry situation”. “First of all the problem concerns economic policy of current government. In comparison with January of last year GDP growth is reduced almost twice. This result is even worse than in 2005,” Yanukovych said.

Yanukovych is sure that orange team does not learn its mistakes but repeat them even in worse variant. “It is non-professionalism and inability of current government to manage the economic processes,” Yanukovych added.

Yanukovych noted that current inflation is the highest for last seven years.

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Turchynov is sure Ukraine and Belarus can solve all issues

Posted by the Editor on February 29, 2008


News / 29 February 2008 | 13:54

Turchynov is sure Ukraine and Belarus can solve all issues

Turchynov is sure Ukraine and Belarus can solve all issues

Today in Kyiv 14th session of intergovernmental Ukrainian-Belarus commission on trade-economic cooperation takes place. First vice Prime Ministers of Ukraine and Belarus Olexander Turchynov and Vladimir Semashko chair the session, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“I think there are no issues between our countries that cant be solved,” Turchynov said, opening the session.

Both sides noted that there is a significant result in bilateral cooperation the evidence of whcih is turnover of UAH 3 milliard for last yeas.

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Government monitors daily gas supply

Posted by the Editor on February 29, 2008


News / 29 February 2008 | 13:30

Government monitors daily gas supply

Government monitors daily gas supply

The Cabinet of Ministers has launched daily gas supply monitoring to control gas import to Ukraine, Finance Minister Viktor Pynzenyk said yesterday.

We will send a representative to the Ukrainian-Russian borer to check this, he said.

 
According to the Finance Minister, no control was run earlier.
 
As a reminder ,Vice PM Olexander Turchynov stated this week: “Debt in amount of 5.2 milliard is paid off. But at the same time Ukraine does not admit 414 million from this sum which were calculated for gas supplied in 2006 at prices of 2007. Corresponding documents are in court and we hope judicial power will put an end to this issue.”

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“Turncoats” from OU-PSD will be forced to resign

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News / 29 February 2008 | 12:41

“Turncoats” from OU-PSD will be forced to resign

Advisor of President Petro Oliynyk considers that People’s deputies who left “Our Ukraine” party must leave “Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense” faction. He said that today, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

Oliynyk considers that People’s deputy who was elected to any representative organ but does not want to be in the party any more, must leave the factions and abdicate his responsibility.

As a reminder, on February 15 head of the President’s Secretariat Viktor Baloha had withdrawn from the party. On February 19 deputy head of the President’s Secretariat, Roman Bezsmertny and People’s deputies, Mykhaylo Polyanchych, Ihor Kryl, Viktor Topolov, Oksana Bilozir and Vasyl Petevka announced about their withdrawal too.

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Europe will not support Ukraine’s joining Action plan on membership in NATO

Posted by the Editor on February 29, 2008


News / 29 February 2008 | 12:00

Europe will not support Ukraine's joining Action plan on membership in NATO

Europe will not support Ukraine’s joining Action plan on membership in NATO

Europe is against joining of Ukraine to Action plan on membership in NATO. Delegation of representatives of Party of Regions headed by Viktor Yanukovych stated that after its visit to Brussels. Having negotiated with EU officials, Yanukovych said that Ukraine would not get positive answer on membership in NATO at coming summit in Bucharest in April. European politicians also express the same opinion. However even Party of Regions heads do not believe in that because of significant pressure from America.

According to PR member Leonid Kozhara, after meetings in Brussels it became clear that although America is for Ukraine’s joining Action plan concerning membership in NATO, Germany, France and Spain are against this joining. It is not important for Europe whether Ukraine is in NATO or not. Europe is interested in Ukraine as a link in system of Russian energy resources transportation and does not want Ukraine to become instable, because majority of Ukrainians are against NATO, so is Russia.

Despite optimistic for PR news, many representatives of this political force believe that America will persuade Europe and Ukraine will join Action plan on membership in NATO.

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