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Yushchenko calls Tymoshenko to pay attention to agriculture

Posted by the Editor on April 21, 2008


News / 21 April 2008 | 17:37

Yushchenko calls Tymoshenko to pay attention to agriculture

Yushchenko calls Tymoshenko to pay attention to agriculture

President of Ukraine sharply criticizes situation in the agrarian sector of economics and calls the government to do necessary steps in order to improve it. He stated during the plenary session of the National three-sided social-economy council in Kyiv on Monday. The ForUm’s correspondent reports.

Yushchenko says that according to the results of the first quarter of current year, only 0,01% is allocated to financing of the agrarian sector.

He reminds that the budget foresees about UAH 9 milliards to finance different agricultural programs, when it was allocated only UAH 160 millions.

The President also criticizes the fact that from the beginning of the current year the agricultural production has shortened by 0,4%. “This is the problem of everybody, but not the problem of a minister, the government, or the PM,” the President said.

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Tymoshenko: Testing is not canceled

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News / 21 April 2008 | 16:49

Testing is not canceled

Tymoshenko: Testing is not canceled

Prime Minister of Ukraine hasn’t stated about possible cancellation of holding external independent testing for school-leavers. The press service of the Cabinet of Ministers informs.

“The aim of the government to ensure efficient testing and clearing up whether the country is ready for complete transition to such system when certificates of school-leavers are equal to entrance examinations,” the press service informs.

At the same timed the press service reminds that in her interview to the ICTV TV channel Tymoshenko has stated that she is “absolutely dissatisfied how the country has prepared for the testing which connected to the fact that no examinations are held on completing of school, no examinations are held on entering higher educational establishments while testing only will appear graduating and entrance examinations.”

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Yushchenko warns about populism during State budget adoption

Posted by the Editor on April 21, 2008


News / 21 April 2008 | 16:20

Yushchenko warns about populism during State budget adoption

Yushchenko warns about populism during State budget adoption

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko warns about populism during changes and amendments introduction to the Law on State budget for 2008. He stated during the plenary session of the National three-sided social-economy council in Kyiv on Monday. The ForUm’s correspondent reports.

“We must adopt the intelligent budget of nation and the corresponding economic program,” the Head of the State said.

“It is very sensible for us how to distinguish political populism from responsibility for stability, economic development, high social standards,” the President noted.

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Vakarchuk states that tomorrow’s testing to take place

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News / 21 April 2008 | 15:50

Vakarchuk states that tomorrow's testing to take place

Vakarchuk states that tomorrow’s testing to take place

Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Ivan Vakarchuk states that tomorrow’s testing on Ukrainian language and literature is not canceled and it will be held in the scheduled time.

“Parents and children must not worry. Nobody will cancel the testing…,” Vakarchuk said.

The Minister has referred to the corresponding President’s Decree, the government’s decision, the coalition agreement and the Program of government’s actions, which foresee testing of school-leavers.

Vakarchuk also assures that the Ministry of Education and Science has performed preparation for the external estimation at the proper level.

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Tymoshenko surprised Yushchenko again

Posted by the Editor on April 21, 2008


News / 21 April 2008 | 15:00

Tymoshenko surprised Yushchenko again

Tymoshenko surprised Yushchenko again

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko is surprised that a day before testing of pupils the government tries to find out the readiness to the testing. Press secretary of the President, Iryna Vannikova, stated at a briefing on Monday, the ForUm’s correspondent reports.

According to her, Yushchenko has stressed that for 512 thousand children the results of their tests may be decisive for their future lives.

According to the press secretary, the President has emphasized that “currently it is a top priority task for the Government to hold testing properly”.

Vannikova notes that Yushchenko hopes the government will do all necessary steps to ensure efforts of pupils, their parents, teachers and of everybody, who contributed to arranging the testing were not wasted”.

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Tymoshenko: I won’t allow performing experiments on children

Posted by the Editor on April 21, 2008


News / 21 April 2008 | 14:09

I won't allow performing experiments on children

Tymoshenko: I won’t allow performing experiments on children

On Wednesday, 23 April at a sitting the Cabinet of Ministers to consider an issue on the state of holding external independent estimation of school leavers’ knowledge. Cabinet’s press service reports.

Representatives of parent committees, school superintendents, heads of universities, teacher trade unions will be invited to the sitting.

Such decision was taken by the Government today at its special sitting.

Yulia Tymoshenko assured that the Government wants to hear an opinion of people, parents and teachers and is going to evaluate the real state of preparation for testing. The Government has to clear up whether the country is able to hold this testing efficiently without rights violation of pupils, future students, their families.

The Prime Minister announced: “I won’t allow performing experiments on children”. According to Yulia Tymoshenko, the Government will draft real mechanisms which are to put an end to corruption preventing shock therapy.

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Viktor Yushchenko gives interview to Hungarian TV

Posted by the Editor on April 21, 2008


News / 21 April 2008 | 13:24

Viktor Yushchenko gives interview to Hungarian TV

Viktor Yushchenko gives interview to Hungarian TV

President Viktor Yushchenko granted an interview for Hungarian National Television, which is currently working on a documentary film about Holodomor 1932-1933. President’s press office reports.

Main subjects, discussed during the interview were historical and political meaning of the Great Famine, modifications to Ukrainian legislation recognizing the tragedy a genocide against Ukrainians as well as Ukraine’s efforts aimed at revealing truth about the events before international community.

The film is expected to be on screen on Hungarian National Television at the end of May.

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Yatsenyuk states that he is independent political figure

Posted by the Editor on April 21, 2008


News / 21 April 2008 | 12:25

Yatsenyuk states that he is independent political figure

Yatsenyuk states that he is independent political figure

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk doesn’t consider himself as a person who represents the President. He has stated in an interview with the “Inter” TV channel, the ForUm’s correspondent reports.

“Speaker can’t be a person of somebody. He is a person of the parliament… The chairman of the parliament is independent political figure,” he emphasized and added that his relations with the President can’t influence the work of institutions.

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