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Azarov: Due to land reform within 10 years will be held complete modernization of Ukraine’s agrarian sector

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News / 20 September 2011 | 17:44

Azarov: Due to land reform within 10 years will be held complete modernization of Ukraine's agrarian sector

Azarov: Due to land reform within 10 years will be held complete modernization of Ukraine’s agrarian sector

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov hopes that within 10 years the land reform will lead to modernization of the agrarian sector of the country. According to “Interfax-Ukraine”, the Head of Government said this during his communication with students of Kyiv National Economic University on Tuesday, Party of Regions press office reported.

“We expect that within 10 years this land reform will lead to modernization of our agriculture sector,” Mykola Azarov said.

According to him, if Parliament will pass this year the law on the land market, it will enter into force on January 1, 2012.

Head of Government noted that land reform itself is designed for at least 10 years, and during its implementation it will be possible to modernize the entire agricultural complex.

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Azarov: Ukraine to review some positions of Ukraine’s membership in WTO

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News / 20 September 2011 | 17:22

Azarov: Ukraine to review some positions of Ukraine's membership in WTO

Azarov: Ukraine to review some positions of Ukraine’s membership in WTO

Separate position of Ukraine’s membership in the World Trade Organization will revised, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said at a meeting with Employers Union, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

According to Azarov, the revision will not be total, but there are some positions, obviously needed reconsideration. “For these three years we have learned to use all WTO instruments, including tariff protection stakes, antidumping measures, subsidies, import limiting, worsening of pay balance,” the PM said.

Azarov underline that the practice of revising conditions of WTO membership is common among countries-members. In particular, according to him, in 2009-2011 36 countries have resorted to such practice.

The Premier informed that the Economy Ministry is preparing a draft proposition on revision of positions of Ukraine’s membership in WTO, and called employers-businessmen to bring in their suggestions on this question.

Azarov also stated that the government would not promote openly protectionistic propositions. “It is very important we keep the balance between our interests and interests of other countries, we concluded the agreement with. That’s why we are not going to be engaged into open favoritism,” Azarov summed up.

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Ukraine, Argentina established visa-free travel

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News / 20 September 2011 | 16:50

Ukraine, Argentina established visa-free travel

Ukraine, Argentina established visa-free travel

A visa-free agreement between Ukraine and Argentina comes into force from October 2, 2011, Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Oleksandr Dykusarov told a briefing Tuesday.

He noted the agreement provides for both countries’ citizens to enter, stay, transit through and leave the territories of the two states without visas for tourism or for other non-profit activities for a period not exceeding 90 days.

Dykusarov added that travel documents, necessary for Ukrainian citizens to travel to Argentina are foreign passports and travel documents for children.

“Implementation of the agreement will simplify the travel procedure for citizens of Ukraine to Argentina and contribute to the development of bilateral relations between the countries, intensifying contacts in the tourism, cultural, humanitarian and other areas,” he summed up.

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MPs using underground passage to come in and out of parliament

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News / 20 September 2011 | 16:25

MPs using underground passage to come in and out of parliament

MPs using underground passage to come in and out of parliament

Members of the parliament are coming back to the parliament using an underground passage, while Afghan soldiers and Chernobyl liquidators continue holding the protest action.

The parliament is surrounded by police and Berkut special forces. Exits are all blocked, and nobody can come in or come out except for MPs.

ForUm learned that in the Cabinet vice PM Serhiy Tigipko is now holding talks with leaders of Chernobyl and Afghan organizations.  

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Pensioner won a dumpling eating contests and died

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News / 20 September 2011 | 16:10

Pensioner won a dumpling eating contests and died

Pensioner won a dumpling eating contests and died

Sunday, September 18, during the celebration of the Day of the city Tokmak, Zaporizhzhia region, 77-year old winner of the contest on dumpling eating died from asphyxia, ForUm learned from the regional police public relations office.

The man participated in the contest on fast dumpling eating and took the first place. After the contest the man went behind a corner, vomited, fell down and died.

Doctors established that the pensioner died of choking because of a dumpling stuck in his throat. 

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MP: Having adopted the law on telecommunications, Ukraine will be able to compete with the EU

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News / 20 September 2011 | 15:45

MP: Having adopted the law on telecommunications, Ukraine will be able to compete  with the EU

MP: Having adopted the law on telecommunications, Ukraine will be able to compete with the EU

MP of Ukraine, member of the Party of Regions parliamentary faction, Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Ivan Popescu believes that having adopted the law on telecommunications concerning services provision of the State Customs Service, our country will be able to present itself in an appropriate manner in this field on international and domestic market.

“Today on the initiative of the Party of Regions was adopted as the basis and in whole the Law of Ukraine “On Telecommunications” concerning services provision of the State Customs Service. This will facilitate our international cooperation in telecommunications,” he said, Party of Regions press office reported.

Ivan Popescu also noted that it is very important for customs because they, as the state border institutions, form the first impression of our country.

“Therefore modernization by providing services of the State Customs Service with modern means of telecommunications will contribute their efficiency and strengthen the positive image of Ukraine as a European state, which is extremely important on the eve of Euro-2012,” MP explained.

“On the other hand, it will level Ukraine in this field with the European Union and help us to compete with the EU at least in this direction after signing of the Association Agreement on Free Trade Area,” the parliamentarian said.

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Police confirmed identity of initiator of VR storming

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News / 20 September 2011 | 15:15

Police confirmed identity of initiator of VR storming

Police confirmed identity of initiator of VR storming

Police forces have confirmed the identity of an individual, who called to storm the parliament of Ukraine, deputy spokesman of Kyiv police Volodymyr Dmytrenko told ForUm.

“The identity of a person, who called the protesters to mass disorder has been confirmed. The police is conducting a pre-investigation check on the fact of incident, after which would be decided whether to institute a criminal case,” he said.

The police did not name the person. Dmytrenko also informed that military joined the police forces for securing order near the parliament.

Meanwhile, a part of the protesters still blocking the parliament, and another part is having rest, communicating and having snacks. The scratch dinner includes mainly canned goods, sandwiches and mineral water, no alcohol.

Organizers of the protest action called the people not leave until the draft law on benefits is cancelled. The protesters are also expecting PM  Azarov and vice PM Tigipko to come.

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Ukraine cancelled annual time conversion from winter to summer time

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News / 20 September 2011 | 14:51

Ukraine cancelled annual time conversion from winter to summer time

Ukraine cancelled annual time conversion from winter to summer time

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the  draft resolution on changing the order of computation of time in the territory of Ukraine, ForUm’s correspondent reported. 266 MPs have supported the decision.

The given draft resolution provides for establishing from March 27, 2011 the second time zone in the territory of Ukraine with one hour added.  Hence, the resolution cancels annual time conversion from winter to summer time.

As reported earlier, the MPs  believe that annual time conversion from winter to summer time “causes time stress and has a negative impact on the psychological and physical conditions of people, which results in greater loss than an insignificant energy saving.”

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