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EU wants to assist Ukraine

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News / 5 August 2008 | 18:00

EU wants to assist Ukraine

EU wants to assist Ukraine

The European Commission is ready to consider an issue on possible financial help for renewal works in the regions of Ukraine, suffered from natural disaster. The press service of the representative office of the European Commission to Ukraine informs, referring to the letter of Benita Ferrero-Waldner to the President Viktor Yushchenko.

Ferrero-Waldner reminded that a group of experts from the center of monitoring and information of the European Commission is working in Ukraine with the purpose to estimate needs for reconstruction and further aid that will be granted by the European Union.

Moreover, Ferrero-Waldner expressed condoles to the people who lost their family members, and remain without homes as a result of the disaster.

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Suffered agricultural producers to get non-repayable assistance

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News / 5 August 2008 | 17:20

Suffered agricultural producers to get non-repayable assistance

Suffered agricultural producers to get non-repayable assistance

Non-repayable material assistance will be given to the farm enterprises, suffered from the natural disaster. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko said that today in scope of the meeting with the representatives of agricultural sector. The MP specified that the matter concerns material assistance to the agricultural producers, suffered from flood on July 23-27.

The PM also noted that she would address the NBU and the owners of the big Ukrainian banks with proposition to prolong credit repayment for suffered agricultural producers for 2009.

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Ukraine decreased the national debt

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News / 5 August 2008 | 16:30

Ukraine decreased the national debt

During the period of January – June of 2008 the sum of the national debt and the debt assured by the state decreased by UAH 2.832 billion (3.19%), the press service of the Ministry of Finances informs.

Rate of the national debt against to the GDP improves due to the growth of the national economy and reasonable debt policy.

Rate of the national debt and the debt assured by the state as for June 30, 2008,  against the GDP of 2008 makes 9,0%. It is admissible from the point of view of the financial safety of the state.

As a reminder, plain external duty of Ukraine in June increased by 0.15% ($16.4 million) and made $10872.9 million.

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Top Ukraine official confident of keeping Euro 2012

Posted by the Editor on August 5, 2008


News / 5 August 2008 | 15:50

Top Ukraine official confident of keeping Euro 2012

UEFA will not deny Ukraine their chance to co-host the 2012 European championship with Poland as planned, a top Ukrainian soccer official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, according to Reuters.UEFA president Michel Platini has visited Kyiv twice this year and has warned officials about slow preparations. European soccer`s ruling body will meet next month to assess whether the two ex-communist countries are in a position to host the event.

“There is no doubt that the final of the Euro 2012 championship will take place in Ukraine,” UNIAN news agency quoted Serhiy Storozhenko, First Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian Soccer Federation, as telling a conference.

“No one is going to take it away and any such talk is sheer gossip. But our people are such that we need time for reflection. And I would say that this time is up.”

Ukraine and Poland were awarded the 2012 tournament last year, seeing off competition from Italy and a joint bid by Hungary and Croatia, after a personal appeal from President Viktor Yushchenko.

But both countries must tackle the colossal tasks of upgrading stadiums and modernising airports, rail and road networks and hotels.

A stumbling block in Kyiv is the renovation of the 84,000-seat Olympic stadium, due to stage the final. A Taiwanese contractor was chosen to renovate the site, but officials have ceased all contacts with it and have yet to choose another firm.

Storozhenko said officials had overcome delays in organising work and were now proceeding quickly with construction projects.

He predicted UEFA inspectors due to tour sites in Ukraine from August 18-21 would be “surprised” at the progress.

 

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Symonenko divided flood victims into ours and yours

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News / 5 August 2008 | 14:45

Symonenko divided flood victims into ours and yours

Communist Party of Ukraine front-runner Petro Symonenko called on party members to render aid to fellow Communists from disaster-hit regions.

The CPU press-service informed UNIAN.

“During the natural disaster that hit the western regions of Ukraine, many our party comrades and those who support our fight for labor people rights suffered. Thus, we have to do everything to provide them with some additional aid, to help them re-build their houses, to reimburse their losses, to buy necessary medicines and foodstuffs, etc.”, P.Symonenko said.

At the same time, he added that he turns to party members and all those who are not indifferent with a proposal to organize fund raising to render aid to our comrades from disaster-hit regions of Ukraine.

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Yushchenko leaves on working visit for west of Ukraine

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News / 5 August 2008 | 13:50

Yushchenko leaves on working visit for west of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko has left on a working visit to the Zakarpattya and Lviv Oblasts of Ukraine.According to the President`s press-office, the Head of State is due to familiarize with the state of liquidation of natural disaster consequences in the regions.

In particular, the President is about to visit Synevydne village of the Skolivskiy district of the Lviv Oblast.

The President will hold a session in Lviv on the state of liquidation of natural disaster consequences.

After the session, Victor Yushchenko will leave for Yasynya village of the Rakhivski district of the Zakarpattya Oblast.

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Ukraine ranks 118 by level of corruption among states worldwide

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News / 5 August 2008 | 13:00

Ukraine ranks 118 by level of corruption among states worldwide

Ukraine ranks 118 by level of corruption among states worldwide, the information and analysis portal Georgia Online cited the survey outcomes held by Transparency International, an international organization addressing corruption.  Estonia is perceived to be the least corrupt country among the former CIS countries. Latvia and Lithuania rank 51and are followed by Georgia (79), Armenia (99), Ukraine (118) and Russia (145). Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan rank 150. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are perceived to be the most corrupt.   

Denmark is named the least corrupt country in the world. It is followed by Finland, New Zealand, Singapore and Sweden.

Transparency International defines corruption as the abuse of public office for private gain and measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among a country`s public officials and politicians. It is a composite index, drawing on 14 polls and surveys from 12 independent institutions, which gathered the opinions of business people and country analysts. Only 180 of the world`s 193 countries are included in the survey, due to an absence of reliable data from the remaining countries.

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Tymoshenko: local powers deliberately understate amount of losses

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News / 5 August 2008 | 12:20

local powers deliberately understate amount of losses

Tymoshenko: local powers deliberately understate amount of losses

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko is disappointed with actions of local powers on paying reimbursement to victims of the natural disaster in the western regions of Ukraine.

According to the Cabinet’s press-office, Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko claimed this to journalists in Cherepkivka village of Hlybotskiy district of the Chernivtsi Oblast.

“I’m very disappointed with current advance payments to citizens suffered from the floods”, Yulia Tymoshenko said.

According to her, she has intent to carry out telephone conversations with representatives of local power bodies from disaster-hit regions, in order to discuss with them the issue of timely payments to the victims.

Yulia Tymoshenko also claimed that the local authorities deliberately understate amounts of citizens’ losses, and trim amounts of reimbursement. “I will hold very substantial conversations with local power bodies because they must not treat people in such a way”, Yulia Tymoshenko said.

On July 4, the Prime Minister paid visits to several villages of the Chernivtsi Oblast, spoke to local residents, visited their houses, and got evidence that local authorities commit injustice to people who suffered from the floods.

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