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Oppositional faction BYuT officially changes name

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News / 8 September 2010 | 16:30

Oppositional faction BYuT officially changes name

Oppositional faction BYuT officially changes name

Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn announced about renaming of the BYuT faction into the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc – Batkivshchyna (Motherland), the Speaker told the Parliament’s morning session, UKRINFORM reports.

This decision was taken at the faction’s meeting on September 6.

The oppositional faction BYuT is the second large faction following the pro-power Party of Regions.

In compliance with the new law, only parties can participate in the local election. It means that the political force of ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko will go to the election not as the bloc, but as the Batkivshchyna Party, the brand of which was rarely used over recent years.

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Azarov: Reforms are to become the legislative reality

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News / 8 September 2010 | 14:46

Azarov: Reforms are to become the legislative reality

Azarov: Reforms are to become the legislative reality

The Government has prepared and submits to the Parliament a package of bills to deregulate the economy and stimulate innovation and investment development. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov said today, opening the Government session.

“Reforms which were much talked in Ukraine, have to become the legislative reality this session,”- Mykola Azarov emphasized.

The Prime Minister said that the Government expects a fruitful cooperation with the deputies, because Ukraine has now to define the path of development for many years to come.

“We have every opportunity to realize the program of the President of Ukraine, which was voted by most citizens. In this matter all patriotic, pragmatic force should unite,” Mykola Azarov summed.

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Tymoshenko: We will continue to demand a price freeze

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News / 8 September 2010 | 13:05

Tymoshenko: We will continue to demand a price freeze

Tymoshenko: We will continue to demand a price freeze

On September 8, BYuT will once again insist that bills to introduce a moratorium on housing and communal services rates be placed on the parliamentary agenda, says Batkivshchyna leader Yulia Tymoshenko, BYuT press office reported.

“I was shocked at how brazen and cynical the deputies are about people’s lives. But this process isn’t over. Tomorrow morning we will insist that this draft law be put to a vote,” Yulia Tymoshenko said today on Channel 5.

The opposition will also insist that parliament vote on a bill drafted by BYuT that would prevent an increase in the retirement age for men and women. “The package of laws also includes a simplified tax system for small business, which is currently under threat by the new Tax Code,” said the leader of Batkivshchyna.

The opposition bill calling for a freeze in prices for housing and communal services, gas and transport failed to get the necessary 226 votes.

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Health Ministry proposes banning sale of alcohol in public places

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News / 8 September 2010 | 11:02

Health Ministry proposes banning sale of alcohol in public places

Health Ministry proposes banning sale of alcohol in public places

The Ukrainian Health Ministry has proposed introducing a ban on the sale of alcohol in public places, Deputy Health Minister Valeriy Bidny said at a meeting on Wednesday, UKRINFORM reported.

He stressed the need to strengthen controls over the sale of alcoholic beverages in order to prevent their sale in public places and high risk places (railway stations, the places of rallies, etc.).

Family, Youth and Sports Minister Ravil Safiullin, in turn, said that there were 1.2-1.5 million alcohol addicts in Ukraine.

Ukrainian First Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka noted that 5,500 minors suffering from alcohol dependence had been registered at the Health Ministry. Of them, 2,200 have been registered at police departments.

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