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Yushchenko to make annual address in parliament tomorrow

Posted by the Editor on March 30, 2009


News / 30 March 2009 | 18:00

Yushchenko to make annual address in parliament tomorrow

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko is ready to make his annual address in the parliament on March 31 at 10.00 am.

ForUm informs, referring to the information of the president’s press service.

As a reminder, earlier the press secretary of the President Iryna Vannikova said the President is ready to make his address concerning domestic and foreign situation of Ukraine on April 1 in the parliament.

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Tymoshenko calmed pensioners

Posted by the Editor on March 30, 2009


News / 30 March 2009 | 17:30

Tymoshenko calmed pensioners

Tymoshenko calmed pensioners

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko says that anti-crisis law package, that will be submitted for consideration to the parliament tomorrow, does not prolong the pension age and does not deprive the pensioners of the pensions who work. The PM said that today during the meeting with the ambassadors of the G7.

In particular, Yulia Tymoshenko said that anti-crisis law package, that will be submitted tomorrow to the parliament for consideration, will improve the pension system of Ukraine.

“In accordance with these draft laws, the pension system will be more just and will give equal possibility to all pensioners to rely on the state provision and be in equal terms,” the PM stressed.

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Opposition promised Yushchenko not to block the VRU podium

Posted by the Editor on March 30, 2009


News / 30 March 2009 | 17:00

Opposition promised Yushchenko not to block the VRU podium

The President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko called all the factions of the parliament to support those draft laws in the parliament tomorrow, which are necessary for renewal of the cooperation with the International Monetary Fund. The first deputy head of the President’s Secretariat Oleksandr Shlapak said that today at the briefing.

According to Shlapak, the matter concerns, first of all, those draft laws, aimed at increase of excise-duty for tobacco products, alcohol and diesel fuel. The matter also concerns the draft bill on pension fund.

 
Shlapak also informed that today during telephone conversation with the President, the opposition leaders promised to give the government the possibility to adopt the corresponding draft laws. They promised not to block the podium of the VRU.
 

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Tymoshenko hopes for opposition support

Posted by the Editor on March 30, 2009


News / 30 March 2009 | 16:10

Tymoshenko hopes for opposition support

Tymoshenko hopes for opposition support

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko hopes that the opposition factions of the VRU will support the government anti-crisis draft laws on March 31 in the parliament.

Yulia Tymoshenko said that today during the meeting with the ambassadors of the G7.

“We hope for quite positive position of the opposition factions. Opposition factions must support Ukraine by their positive voting,” Tymoshenko said.

The PM also relies on all democratic sector of the parliament to vote unanimously for anticcrisis draft laws, initiated by the government.

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President speaks at National municipal hearings

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News / 30 March 2009 | 14:09

President speaks at National municipal hearings

President Viktor Yushchenko took part in all-Ukrainian municipal hearings dedicated to reforming local government in times of economic crisis, the President’s press service informed.

Speaking at the event Viktor Yushchenko emphasized that democratic government is characterized by decentralization and bringing up the role of local authorities. According to him, the mechanism should allow local communities to regulate local governance within the framework of the Constitution and legislation.

“The authorities should be closer to a citizen and vice versa. This is absolutely necessary for the authorities to carry out their real function of serving the citizens,” Viktor Yushchenko said.

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Premier says Ukraine will get first tranche from Japan as part of Kyoto Protocol

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News / 30 March 2009 | 13:20

Premier says Ukraine will get first tranche from Japan as part of Kyoto Protocol

Premier says Ukraine will get first tranche from Japan as part of Kyoto Protocol

KYIV, March 30. Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has said she hopes that the country will get the first tranche of funds from Japan as part of the Kyoto Protocol in April this year. She said this at a press conference on Saturday, following her visit to Japan.

“Ukraine will get USD 4.5 billion as part of the Kyoto Protocol. The contracts have been signed, and the first tranche will come in April,” the premier said, adding that the funds received as part of the Kyoto Protocol will be spent on the reconstruction and modernization of Ukrainian boiler houses.

Tymoshenko said that this would help avoid the dependence on natural gas, make the environment cleaner and halve the value of hot water.

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President says Europe may buy Russian gas on Ukrainian-Russian border

Posted by the Editor on March 30, 2009


News / 30 March 2009 | 12:30

President says Europe may buy Russian gas on Ukrainian-Russian border

President says Europe may buy Russian gas on Ukrainian-Russian border

KYIV, March 30. Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has said that in the future, Europe may buy Russian gas on the Ukrainian-Russian border. He said this in an interview with the Inter TV channel on Sunday.

“Gas is sold on the first border according to international practice,” Yushchenko said.

Ukraine’s gas transit system is a route for gas supplies to Europe. It pumps 20% of the gas being consumed by the European Union, 80% of the Russian gas being exported to the EU, and also the significant amount of central Asian gas.

Russia halted the deliveries of its gas to Europe from January 7 until January 20 due to the Russian-Ukrainian gas row early in January this year.

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Gas transportation system must be ungraded with regard for Russian interests – President

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News / 30 March 2009 | 11:40

Gas transportation system must be ungraded with regard for Russian interests – President

Gas transportation system must be ungraded with regard for Russian interests – President

KYIV, March 30. Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has ordered the Cabinet of Ministers to draft a plan of measures for implementation of the agreements with the European Union on modernization of Ukraine’s gas transportation system with regard for the interests of the Russian Federation, the presidential press service reported.

Yushchenko noted that the international investment conference on the Ukrainian gas transportation system in Brussels on March 23 had actually summed up the results of the lasting multilateral talks.

He emphasized that effective implementation of the agreements would provide for essential increase in the level of Ukraine’s energy security, will become an important move in the context of European integration of the state, and will help towards further endorsement of Ukraine’s prestige as that of a reliable partner in the European energy market.

The President is convinced that the creation of a contemporary system for control over the volumes and quality of natural gas supplied to Ukraine and pumped across its territory along the whole perimeter of the Ukrainian border must become one of the priority areas of practical activity.

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