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Parliament Speaker stands for making systemic changes to Constitution

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News / 27 June 2011 | 17:13

Parliament Speaker stands for making systemic changes to Constitution

Parliament Speaker stands for making systemic changes to Constitution

According to Volodymyr Lytvyn, it is necessary “to analyze and inventory the Constitution, to make a report to the community of what the Constitution has given to the society, what was correct and what was wrong, of challenges and tasks we are facing now.

And we have to know what position in this regard should be fixed in the Basic Law.” Head of the Parliament believes that we should have a clear idea of future development of the world and Ukraine, and how to ensure, including through the Constitution, its development in the right direction.

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871 environmental investment projects approved in Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on June 27, 2011


News / 27 June 2011 | 14:01

871 environmental investment projects approved in Ukraine

871 environmental investment projects approved in Ukraine

The State Environmental Investment Agency of Ukraine since the beginning of the year has approved 871 environmental investment projects totaling 1.93 billion UAH (1 USD – 7.97 UAH). This was announced by First Deputy Minister Ivan Varha, UKRINFORM reported.

In particular, for the first half of 2011, Ukrainian enterprises have attracted about 250 million euros through the mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To date, 16 projects with a mechanism of joint implementation were carried out.

“As of June 24, a total of 871 projects for targeted environmental investments in 16 regions of Ukraine were approved. Of these, 830 projects involve social infrastructure facilities (heat insulation of facades and roofs, replacement of windows and doors), 40 aim at replacing boilers with transition to alternative fuels, and one project is for building treatment plants to clean up mine water at Voykov Mine in the city of Sverdlovsk, Luhansk region (eastern Ukraine),” a representative of the agency said.

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Judge denied all Tymoshenko’s petitions, trial to continue on June 29

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News / 27 June 2011 | 12:40

Judge denied all Tymoshenko's petitions, trial to continue on June 29

Judge denied all Tymoshenko’s petitions, trial to continue on June 29

Judge Rodion Kireyev has denied Yulia Tymoshenko’s requests to drop the criminal case against her, hold a jury trial, provide additional time to study the case materials, lift the travel ban and all the other motions filed by the defense with the court. The case will be considered by a single judge.

“The criminal procedure code provides that in such situations the cases should be combined. They’re not combining them because they want to extend the travel ban as long as possible, until the parliamentary elections, so that I can’t communicate with people,” Yulia Tymoshenko said about the court’s decision.

Judge Rodion Kireyev also announced that the proceedings continue on June 29.

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Ukrainian president, Russian premier hold informal meeting in Crimea

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News / 27 June 2011 | 11:00

Ukrainian president, Russian premier hold informal meeting in Crimea

Ukrainian president, Russian premier hold informal meeting in Crimea

In Crimea, President Viktor Yanukovych held an informal meeting with Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, who has come to Ukraine on a private visit.

Viktor Yanukovych and Vladimir Putin discussed a number of questions of the Ukrainian-Russian relations, such as the Ukrainian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission meeting scheduled to be held soon. “We have much to talk about. The subcommittees have prepared lots of materials, as the Government reported to me,” Viktor Yanukovych said.

For his part, the Prime Minister of Russia said that just before meeting the President of Ukraine, he had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, during which they discussed all the current affairs as to the Commission meeting.

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