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President expects effective Constitutional Council

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News / 19 February 2008 | 17:44

President expects effective Constitutional Council

President expects effective Constitutional Council

President Viktor Yushchenko in his interview to media in Dnipropetrovsk has said that he awaits coordinated work from the Constitutional Council. President’s press office reports.

According to the President, at the first meeting on February 20 the Council will focus on preparing its working plan. “I hope that we will see a coordinated work of the Council,”  V. Yushchenko said.

Speaking about a need for constitutional reform the President has noted that lingering political crisis, and not only that in parliament, aside from other factors is caused by “misbalanced constitutional process”. “In order to get rid of political confrontation, conflicts, instability, which at times strike political bodies including the parliament, we have to focus seriously on preparation of amendments and additions to the Ukrainian Constitution,” President Yushchenko said .

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Tymoshenko to visit Moscow

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News / 19 February 2008 | 16:40

Tymoshenko to visit Moscow

Tymoshenko to visit Moscow

On February 21-22 Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko will be on an official visit to Moscow. The regular sitting of the Ukrainian government is postponed from Wednesday to Friday 22. Advisor of the PM of Ukraine on energy questions Olexander Hudyma stated.

“The health of the Prime Minister has never been the barier in such relations… The visit will take place… You can see Yulia Tymoshenko in Moscow in two days,” he said. Yulia Tymoshenko plans to meet with her colleague Viktor Zubkov during the visit to Moscow.

As a reminder, first Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksander Turchynov stated that Yulia Tymoshenko was ill with high temperature.

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Yatsenyuk found new solutions

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News / 19 February 2008 | 16:20

Yatsenyuk found new solutions

Yatsenyuk found new solutions

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has proposed leaders of the factions to sign new version of the political agreement concerning the deblocking of the VRU work. The press service of the VRU reports.

Yatsenyuk has noted that four variants of the solutions to situation are proposed. The first variant is the voting for all draft projects concerning referendum on Ukraine’s joining NATO.

The second variant is the voting for the compromise resolution concerning NATO, proposed by the speaker and which “fully corresponds to the Universal of National Unity, signed by the leaders of the opposition faction of Viktor Yanukovych”.

The third variant is the voting for resolution concerning the question on referendum on Ukraine’s joining NATO after Bucharest summit and before the decision of the Cabinet concerning Ukraine’s joining the Membership Action Plan (on condition of approved decision at the corresponding summit Ukraine-NATO in Bucharest).

The fourth and the “only constructive solution” the VRU chairman has named the signing of the political agreement, which is proposed in the new version and which includes propositions of the opposition.

Also, the draft Agreement proposes to start the plenary sittings of the VRU in accordance with the Calendar plan and to foresee the VRU work in the plenary regime starting from February 26 to March 7, 2008.

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President is satisfied with Dnipropetrovsk

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News / 19 February 2008 | 15:49

President is satisfied with Dnipropetrovsk

President is satisfied with Dnipropetrovsk

At the meeting with media after his visit to “Metalurg” stadium building sight in Dnipropetrovsk President Viktor Yushchenko has said that he is satisfied with a course of preparation to Euro 2012 in the city. President’s press office reports.

According to the President, he intends to invite UEFA president Michel Platini to visit Dnipropetrovsk so Mr. Platini could himself examine city’s level of preparedness to Euro 2012.

V. Yushchenko also positively valued overall state of affairs in Dnipropetrovsk regarding gearing up to Euro 2012 saying that the city has a clear cut plan of measures for all establishments. According to the President, this allows organizing work rapidly and effectively. Dnipropetrovsk, according to him, should become a positive example for all cities involved in Euro 2012.

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Yushchenko: Ukraine hasn’t determined its position on Kosovo

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News / 19 February 2008 | 15:15

Ukraine hasn't determined its position on Kosovo

Yushchenko: Ukraine hasn’t determined its position on Kosovo

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko claims that Ukraine will continue to hold bilateral consultations with its strategic partners concerning recognition of Kosovo’s independence. The Head of the State stated in an interview with journalists in Dnipropetrovsk.

“Ukraine will continue to hold bilateral consultations concerning this question. I have charged the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine to hold consultations with the countries of the EU, Russia and the USA – our key strategic partners,” he stated.

According to Yushchenko, the fact that many countries have not yet published their position concerning recognition or non-recognition of Kosovo sovereignty indicates that this is not a “simple solution”.

The Head of the Stated has noted that for Ukraine the decision of the OSCE is very important for determination of the position.

The President has also noted that in his opinion the negotiation process between Kosovo and Serbia has not been completed.

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Kyiv to host international film festival on law machinery

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News / 19 February 2008 | 14:33

Kyiv to host international film festival on law machinery

Kyiv to host international film festival on law machinery

Kyiv will host the 9th international film festival on law machinery “Golden Georgiy” in fall, people’s artist of Ukraine, USSR prize holder Hryhoriy Kokhan said. Cabinet’s press office reports.

According to head of the jury Ivan Kostyliev, the festival aims at improving image and status of policemen. We want to display all the pros and cons of the law machinery in Ukraine. There two similar competitions in the world now. These are the French “Police Film” and Ukrainian “Golden Georgiy” which are rather popular in the world.

We have received applications for participation from Israel, Africa and Asia.

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Yanukovych named the condition of VRU deblocking

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News / 19 February 2008 | 13:57

Yanukovych named the condition of VRU deblocking

Yanukovych named the condition of VRU deblocking

Leader of the Party of Regions Viktor Yanukovych told his visions of the deblocking of the VRU work. ForUm’s correspondent reports.

“Our demands concern the most important question for our country, this is the question on joining NATO,” Yanukovych explained.

He has stressed that the most part of the Ukrainians doesn’t support Ukraine’s joining the Alliance, and that’s why the “the letter of three” was signed without taking into account the social opinion. “They had no right to sign this letter without taking into account the opinion of the Ukrainian people. We will demand the corresponding resolution of the VRU to be taken, which will make impossible such actions of the power in future. This is the first thing, and the second thing is the all-Ukrainian referendum. This is our condition and we will unblock the VRU work,” the leader of the Party of Regions stated.

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First sitting of the Constitutional Council to take place tomorrow

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News / 19 February 2008 | 13:24

First sitting of the Constitutional Council to take place tomorrow

First sitting of the Constitutional Council to take place tomorrow

Tomorrow at 11.30 a.m. the first sitting of the National Constitutional Council will take place at the President’s Secretariat. Deputy Head of the President’s Secretariat Maryna Stavniychuk has stated today at a briefing.

She has noted that the invitations to all members of the Constitutional Council have been already sent.

According to her, it is planned that tomorrow President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko will make a speech concerning new version of the Constitution, after this it is planned the speech of Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko and VRU chairman Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Stavniychuk has informed that scientists will take part in the discussions of the tasks of the Constitutional Council.

She has noted that tomorrow it is also planned to form the working group which will work on the conception and project of new version of the Constitution.

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