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Tymoshenko to speak with Yushchenko about elections of Kyiv mayor

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News / 20 March 2008 | 17:53

Tymoshenko to speak with Yushchenko about elections of Kyiv mayor

Tymoshenko to speak with Yushchenko about elections of Kyiv mayor

On March 24 Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko and President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko will speak about the early elections of Kyiv city chairman and city council. The Prime Minister informed at the press conference, the ForUm’s correspondent reports.

Tymoshenko has noted that the early elections in the capital will bring “political rehabilitation”, that’s why she agreed with the President about joint meeting on Monday. “We will speak about all questions concerning our common policy at the elections of Kyiv mayor and city council. I would like us to find a consensus on our way to the agreement in all these questions,” the Prime Minister said.

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Lutsenko criticizes UNO on incident with Ukrainian peacekeepers

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News / 20 March 2008 | 17:19

Lutsenko criticizes UNO on incident with Ukrainian peacekeepers

Lutsenko criticizes UNO on incident with Ukrainian peacekeepers

Interior MinisterYuriy Lutsenko is convinced that heads of UNO mission in Kosovo are not ready to collisions in Mitrovica. He said that today at the press conference in Kyiv, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“In my opinion situation was not ready and prepared unsuccessfully,” the Minister said.

Lutsenko considers the fact, when mission heads 4 hours did not allow Polish and Ukrainians peacekeepers to shoot to kill in order to defend themselves, is strange.

The Minister is convinced that if there had been UNO operation, such situation would not have happened. The matter concerns more than 100 wounded peacekeepers.

At the same time, Lutsenko noted that he would not like to comment on this situation until he has results of investigation.

As a reminder, on March 17 during the unrest in Mitrovica (Kosovo) Ukrainian peacekeepers were wounded, and one of them died.

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Prime Minister of Ukraine wants to cancel People’s deputies benefits as soon as possible

Posted by the Editor on March 20, 2008


News / 20 March 2008 | 16:32

Prime Minister of Ukraine wants to cancel People's deputies benefits as soon as possible

Prime Minister of Ukraine wants to cancel People’s deputies benefits as soon as possible

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko has addressed the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with the request to cancel the law on tender purchases and liquidate the Chamber of Tender of Ukraine.

According to Tymoshenko, the liquidation of the Chamber of Tender will avoid political speculations and will regulate the situation in the state purchases.

Tymoshenko has also addressed the democratic coalition in the Verkhovna Rada with the request to adopt today the draft bill, which will cancel all People’s deputies’ benefits.

Besides, Tymoshenko has expressed hope that the liquidation of all People’s deputies’ benefits will be supported also by other factions, which are not the members of the coalition.

“All political forces without exclusion went to the parliamentary elections with the demand to cancel the People’s deputies’ benefits. Today it is time to carry out the obligations,” head of the government emphasized.

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Myroshnychenko: Coalition puts a stain on its reputation

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News / 20 March 2008 | 16:09

Coalition puts a stain on its reputation

Myroshnychenko: Coalition puts a stain on its reputation

 People’s deputy from Party of Regions Yuriy Myroshnychenko considers that today the parliamentarians will not consider draft bill on state purchases or any other issues. He said that today to Form’s correspondent.

“Taking into consideration that appointment of judges took much time and we have only two hours left, we will not manage to consider these issue,” he said.

According to Myroshnychenko, some very powerful People’s deputies from the coalition who form position of leaders of coalition factions are against of liquidation of Chamber of Tender. It is pity because coalition that calls itself a democratic one, actually puts a stain on its reputation by its participation in corruption. It gives grounds to say that it is not democratic but corrupted coalition,” he said.

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Real GDP growth in 2009 expected at 6.6%

Posted by the Editor on March 20, 2008


News / 20 March 2008 | 15:35

Real GDP growth in 2009 expected at 6.6%

Real GDP growth in 2009 expected at 6.6%

Next year the real GDP growth is expected at 6.6%, according to the consensus forecast worked out by order of the Economy Ministry. Cabinet’s press office reports.

In money terms, the nominal GDP in 2009 will total UAH 1.108 trillion. The share of budget revenues in GDP will grow from 30.8% in 2008 to 32% next year. Apart from this, the national debt level with relation to GDP will remain unchanged – 12.6%. At the same time, in money terms, it will grow from UAH 112.3 billion to UAH 145.6 billion.

The consensus forecast is drawn up every quarter by order of the Economy Ministry. Also, the National Bank, Finance Ministry, Economy Minister, National Academy of Sciences, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, as well as a number of consulting companies, contribute in the forecast drafting independently. Their findings are used for forming the average showings.

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Yatsenyuk signed resolution on Kyiv mayor elections

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News / 20 March 2008 | 15:19

Yatsenyuk signed resolution on Kyiv mayor elections

Yatsenyuk signed resolution on Kyiv mayor elections

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has signed a resolution on early elections of Kyiv city chairman and Kyiv city council. The People’s deputy from the BYuT faction Valeryi Pysarenko stated.

Pysarenko has noted that the VRU chairman put his signature under this document yesterday.

As earlier reported, on March 18 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appointed early elections of Kyiv city chairman. This resolution foresees to hold early elections on the last Sunday of 70-days term from the day of this document has come into force.

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PACE wants to hear Tymoshenko

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News / 20 March 2008 | 15:00

PACE wants to hear Tymoshenko

PACE wants to hear Tymoshenko

The Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe invited Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko to make a speech at the assembly’s session in April. Chairman of the monitoring committee of the PACE Serhiy Holovaty stated on Thursday at the press conference.

“The agenda was approved at the plenary session – there are no Ukrainian questions, except of a speech of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko to members of the assembly,” Holovaty said.

At the same time, he has noted that he doesn’t know whether Tymoshenko has received the invitation or not.

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Kyiv is covered with snow (photo)

Posted by the Editor on March 20, 2008


News / 20 March 2008 | 14:41

Kyiv is covered with snow (photo)

Despite all signs of spring, today Kyiv is covered with snow.

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