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Severin: Ukraine will have European future

Posted by the Editor on May 27, 2009


News / 27 May 2009 | 18:00

Severin: Ukraine will have European future

Severin: Ukraine will have European future

Today Ukraine should concentrate on its internal problems. One of the participants of V Economic Forum “Europe – Russia”, the head of the Romanian committee Ukraine-EU Adrian Severin told in an interview to ForUm.

“It was a moment when everybody thought that Ukraine is collapsing. Certainly Ukraine is not in excellent shape but Ukraine is not in collapse. There are many challenges which should be addressed on the basis of geopolitical place of Ukraine,” he said.

Speaking about terms when Ukraine can become the EU member, Severin said that he does not like any prognoses as they can give hope with may be unrealistic. At that he noted that it is necessary to work consistently and Ukraine will have European future.

Commenting on political situation in Ukraine, he said that Ukraine is not the only country which looks outside the country either for allies or to discourage unfriendly nations. But Ukraine should realize that it has strong allies and neighbours and should concentrate more on internal problems.

According to him, until Ukraine does not make reforms, overcome permanent political controversies, until it does not gather all main political forces for the nation, the day, Ukraine can become the EU member, is far.

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Lutsenko to resume his duties as Interior Minister

Posted by the Editor on May 27, 2009


News / 27 May 2009 | 17:30

Lutsenko to resume his duties as Interior Minister

Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko has said that he will resume fulfilling his duties as interior minister, according to Interfax-Ukraine.

“I will return from my vacation and start fulfilling my duties as Ukraine’s interior minister [again]. Of course, I will expect decisions by a parliamentary commission investigating [the incident at Frankfurt airport involving him],” he said at a briefing on Wednesday.

Lutsenko said that he had attended a government meeting on Wednesday at the request of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

“I went on vacation at the prime minister’s request, because current law doesn’t foresee the interior minister’s suspension [from duty],” he said.

Lutsenko said that the participants in the meeting had considered the results of an official investigation confirming the “absence of any criminal proceedings launched by the German side against me, the absence of any evidence of alcoholic intoxication, as well as the presence of a successful court ruling against the Bild newspaper.”

“All of these circumstances were taken into account, and today I resume fulfilling the duties of Ukraine’s interior minister,” he said.

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Lytvyn: State saving not economy but some bankers

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News / 27 May 2009 | 17:00

Lytvyn: State saving not economy but some bankers

The chairman of the VRU Volodymyr Lytvyn considers that refinancing banks, the state saves representatives of bank business but not ordinary people.

Lytvyn noted that refinancing of banks is being held not transparently. “By banks refinancing, the state saves not economy but some representatives of bank business,” he said, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

He also added that since the beginning of this year USD 5.8 billion was withdrawn from Ukraine to Cyprus.

According to the speaker, money is withdrawn from Ukraine to foreign accounts because of inappropriate actions of the power, and also because of instable political situation which turned into economic instability.

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Yushchenko threatens PR and BYuT with referendum

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News / 27 May 2009 | 16:30

Yushchenko threatens PR and BYuT with referendum

Yushchenko threatens PR and BYuT with referendum

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko does not exclude national referendum in order to adopt changes to the Constitution, submitted by him. He said that in an interview, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“If the political forces manipulate the Constitution, I will set national referendum,” the President said.

The President noted that Ukraine needs new Constitution which strictly defines authorities of all branches of power and provides effective work and responses to all changes which the country faces.

“In such a way we will find answers how to harmonize the economy, arrange social life, how to create new working places… We will never realize this policy until we do not form basis for development of the country by means of a new Constitution,” Yushchenko said.

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State Budget-2010 to be formed for the benefit of local budgets

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News / 27 May 2009 | 14:46

State Budget-2010 to be formed for the benefit of local budgets

The Government will insist on the State Budget for 2010 to be formed for the benefit of local budgets. Yulia Tymoshenko, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, imparted during the Government’s session today, government portal reported.

“I will insist and won’t retreat a step so that the budget of 2010 is formed on absolutely new interbudget relations, which envisage significantly bigger amount of financial resources allocated for the local budgets,” the Head of Government stressed.

Yulia Tymoshenko is convinced that land tax, transport and ecological dues must remain in the local budgets. Besides, according to the Prime Minister, the Gov’t will be insistent on a personal income tax to remain in the local budgets too. According to the Prime Minister, new interbudget relations ought to be fixed in the Budget Code.

“The Budget of 2010 should acquire positive revolutionary features from the point of view of redistribution of funds from the centre into the regions,” the PM emphasized.

Moreover, Yulia Tymoshenko opined the State Budget for 2010 have to contain direct planning of budgets for villages and rural-type settlements avoiding mediation of regions, areas and cities. “It is inadmissible that rural councils should be in slavery in vertical plane,” the Head of Government urged.

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Ukraine to supply energy to Belarus

Posted by the Editor on May 27, 2009


News / 27 May 2009 | 13:23

Ukraine to supply energy to Belarus

Ukraine is to begin supplying energy resources to Belarus from June 1, Ukrainian Minister of Fuel and Energy Yuriy Prodan said, according to Kyiv post.

“The question of prices is a trade secret, but in principle we will be exporting [energy resources] at the price currently fixed for Ukraine,” Prodan told journalists in Kyiv on Wednesday.

At the same time, the Ministry of Fuel and Energy still has three months to prepare auctions, and “I think we will have time to make some changes to the laws, because if we want to conquer markets, we need to start gradual implementation,” the minister said.

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Foreign Ministry: Ukrainian crewmember, free from pirate vessel, decided to stay aboard until end of voyage

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News / 27 May 2009 | 12:00

Foreign Ministry: Ukrainian crewmember, free from pirate vessel, decided to stay aboard until end of voyage

The Patriot vessel with one Ukrainian national aboard, which was released by Somali pirates on May 19, has arrived in the port of Al Hudaydah, Yemen.

The representatives of the vessel’s owner met the ship and its crew and provided them with all the necessary assistance, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said referring to the information of the Hamburg-based Johann Blumenthal Company, which owns the ship, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

According to the company’s leadership, all the crewmembers are in satisfactory health condition.

The Ukrainian crewmember made a phone call to his relatives. “The company is planning to compensate him for the lost belongings, the Foreign Ministry’s statement reads.

According to the ship owner, the Ukrainian decided to stay on board the vessel for four weeks to complete the voyage.

Somali pirates seized the Patriot vessel and its crew, including a Ukrainian national, on April 25.

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How Tymoshenko charmed Gaddafi (photo)

Posted by the Editor on May 27, 2009


News / 27 May 2009 | 11:10

How Tymoshenko charmed Gaddafi (photo)

How Tymoshenko charmed Gaddafi (photo)

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko paid two-day visit to Libya. Yulia Tymoshenko met with the Leader of Great September Revolution Muammar al-Gaddafi.
 
Muammar al-Gaddafi called the visit of Yulia Tymoshenko “a historic visit on a historic day”.
 
 
 
The Guide of the Great September Revolution has positively evaluated the work of governmental teams of the two countries during the official visit of Prime Minister of Ukraine to Lybia and suggested to raise the level of leadership of Ukrainian-Lybian Economic Commission. In his opinion, the commission has to be chaired by heads of governments of the two states, according to government portal.
 

Muammar al-Gaddafi also appreciates the achieved understandings concerning holding a sitting of Ukrainian-Lybian Economic Commission on July 20 in Ukraine.

 
The Guide of Great September Revolution Muammar al-Gaddafi invited the Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko to attend the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya again.
 
 
 
Photos: press service of Yulia Tymoshenko
 

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