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President takes part in 17th Central Europe Summit

Posted by the Editor on May 27, 2011


News / 27 May 2011 | 16:10

President takes part in 17th Central Europe Summit

During the Summit, the President and the Prime Minister of Poland, Presidents of Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Lithuania, Latvia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Acting President of Moldova, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina will discuss common democracy experience and promoting democratic values. 
U.S. President Barack Obama will also take part in the Summit. 
The President of Ukraine is to deliver a speech at the second plenary session of the Summit. 
The idea of holding regular informal meetings of Central European Heads of State was suggested at the 1993 meeting of Presidents of Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany Hungary, and a number of leading European politicians on the occasion of the European Festival in the Austrian city of Salzburg. 
In 1999, Ukraine and its President were hosting the Summit in Lviv, featuring Presidents of Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Hungary and the Czech Republic. 
In 2010, the meeting scheduled for May was cancelled due to the tragic death of President Lech Kaczynski of Poland. 

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Minimum wage, pension shall be UAH 3,800 – trade unions

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News / 27 May 2011 | 14:33

Minimum wage, pension shall be UAH 3,800 – trade unions

The National Forum of Trade Unions of Ukraine estimated that the minimum wage and pension in this country should be at least 3,800-3,900 UAH (1 USD – 7.98 UAH), UKRINFORM reported.
According to NFTU Chairman Myroslav Yakibchuk, the current calculations of the cost of living and minimum wage are held under an outdated system and at the old prices. Intentions of the authorities to bring before the end of the year the minimum wage to 1,004 UAH are unable to fill the food basket of ordinary Ukrainians.
Earlier, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, said he believes that due to over-fulfillment of the state budget, in the second half of this year the level of salaries and pensions should be reconsidered.
As reported, on May 18, the Parliament rejected the draft decree on increasing living and minimum wage in 2011.

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Yanukovych: "Affordable housing" national project must be implemented broadly in Kyiv

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News / 27 May 2011 | 12:49

Yanukovych: "Affordable housing" national project must be implemented broadly in Kyiv

“Affordable housing” National Project must be implemented in Kyiv to the maximum by the efforts of central and local government, President Viktor Yanukovych said during the presentation of the Kyiv Development Strategy until 2025. 
The President said the problem of providing Kyiv inhabitants with housing is one of the most important for the capital. “The planned 30% increase of the current level of housing provision in 15 years is not sufficient, but it is still a very ambitious goal, which will require hard work to achieve,” Viktor Yanukovych said. 
According to the President, another important part of the Kyiv Development Strategy should be the housing communal reform reinforced, particularly creating competitive environment on the communal services market, involvement of private capital in the upgrading of communal infrastructure, and moving to the commercially reasonable communal tariffs. 
Of course, added Viktor Yanukovych, the Kyiv Development Strategy presented today would be updated. And public opinion should be a key factor here.

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President: Ukrainian capital’s development is a matter of national importance

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News / 27 May 2011 | 11:01

President: Ukrainian capital’s development is a matter of national importance

The development of the capital, its improvement and renewal is a matter of national importance. “Order in a state begins with its capital. The success of modernization of the whole Ukraine will depend on how successful and effective will be changes in Kyiv,” President Viktor Yanukovych said during the presentation for the Kyiv Development Strategy until 2025. 
Certainly, Viktor Yanukovych said, Kyiv is the face of Ukraine, its business card, which largely forms the image of Ukraine in the whole world. 
The President stressed that the city’s leadership must always remember: primary criteria for evaluating their work is the welfare and quality of life of millions of Kyiv citizens, who want comfortable and safe living conditions, landscaping and beautification, clean air and comfort.
“Creating the right conditions for city’s residents is the main task of the local authorities… We have lots of work here. And we do know how to do it,” Viktor Yanukovych said. 
Painful remains the question of fighting corruption and the consequences of Kyiv property and land theft, he said. 
“Fighting the disgraceful phenomenon of corruption must be continuous, disregarding the ranks. I look forward to the Kyiv Council’s appropriate stance in this regard. I have no doubt that we will bring order together in that area. We will be rooting out corruption. And not only in Kyiv, but in other cities of Ukraine too,” he said

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