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Seven million people have arrived in Kyiv since the Euro 2012 start

Posted by the Editor on June 28, 2012


News / 28 June 2012 | 14:55

Seven million people have arrived in Kyiv since the Euro 2012 start

Seven million people have arrived in Kyiv since the Euro 2012 start

Seven million people have crossed the Ukrainian state border since the beginning of the European Football Championship, ForUm learned from the spokesman of the State Border Service of Ukraine.
“Since June 5, seven million people and about 1.7 million vehicles have already crossed the border,” the spokesman said.
During the last days, the passenger traffic flow at the border significantly increased again. Thus, 330 thousand people and 65 thousand vehicles went through the checkpoints. This, above all, was caused by hosting the semifinal match of Euro 2012 between Portugal and Spain.
During the quarterfinal matches hosting, the Ukraine’s border was crossed by the record lately number of people – more than 340 thousand.
Last night, the Portuguese national team left Ukraine. However, the first finalists, the Spanish squad, expect the final in our state.
The State Border Service of Ukraine expects a significant increase in passenger traffic flow during the final game of the football championship to be held in Kyiv.
On June 5, 1300 organized groups of fans were registered at the border.

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Kyiv met the first finalist of Euro 2012

Posted by the Editor on June 28, 2012


News / 28 June 2012 | 14:38

Kyiv met the first finalist of Euro 2012

On Thursday afternoon, the first finalist of Euro 2012, the Spanish national team, arrived in the capital of Ukraine to try to win the European Cup for the second time in a row on July 1.
At the Zhuliany airport, the current world and European champions were welcomed by fans, journalists, and, according to tradition, the girls in national costumes, who offered the Spaniards to try a loaf.
The first to set foot on the Kyiv land was the coach of “La Furia Roja” Vicente del Bosque, who as all his team was in a perfect mood after a successful match against Portugal.
 

Immediately after the welcoming ceremony, the Spanish team by official bus went to the Opera hotel, where will live during the last days of the European Championship.
The opponent for the Spaniards on the final match of Euro 2012 will be determined in a duel between Italy and Germany, held on June 28 at the National Stadium in Warsaw

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Hryshchenko: Euro 2012 is a serious humanitarian investment

Posted by the Editor on June 28, 2012


News / 28 June 2012 | 14:37

Hryshchenko: Euro 2012 is a serious humanitarian investment

Hryshchenko: Euro 2012 is a serious humanitarian investment

Giving the interview to the leading Hungarian Magyar Nemzet newspaper during his working visit to Hungary on June 21, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Hryshchenko said that the European Football Championship “is a serious humanitarian investment”, ForUm learned from the FM press office.
“The fans will bring a positive impression of Ukraine to their countries, tell everybody about it and then tens of thousands others will come to our state to personally  get acquainted with the Ukrainian cuisine, Ukrainian culture,” Hryshchenko said.
According to the minister, on the eve of Euro 2012, Ukraine suffered from slanderous media campaign. “However, the fans coming to Ukraine personally convinced of the groundlessness of the accusations against Ukraine covered by the foreign media, including the Guardian and the BBC,” Hryshchenko said.
Commenting on the reluctance of some politicians to attend matches in Ukraine, the Minister said that those who are not interested in football will always find a reason to stay away. “If someone loves watching the matches, sitting with a beer in front of TV, this is his private affair. And we welcome all the fans, including politicians,” the head of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine said.

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Ukraine pays for gas less than Europeans do

Posted by the Editor on June 28, 2012


News / 28 June 2012 | 11:56

Ukraine pays for gas less than Europeans do

Ukraine pays for gas less than Europeans do

After the meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for economic cooperation of the Ukrainian-Russian Interstate Commission, the chairman of the Board of Directors of the JSC Gazprom Russian gas company Alexey Miller considers the gas price for Ukraine to be market-based.

“As of today, we see no reasons for reconsidering the gas prices. The prices are absolutely market-based. I can say that the price for Ukraine is considerably lower than those for the number of European countries, where the Gazprom supplies gas,” Miller said.

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Yanukovych and Azarov congratulated the Ukrainians on the Constitution Day

Posted by the Editor on June 28, 2012


News / 28 June 2012 | 11:44

Yanukovych and Azarov congratulated the Ukrainians on the Constitution Day

Yanukovych and Azarov congratulated the Ukrainians on the Constitution Day

The President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov congratulated the compatriots on the Constitution Day.
In particular, the address of the President on the occasion of the Constitution Day, published by the President’s press office, says: “Sixteen years ago, the young Ukrainian state adopted the Constitution, the Basic Law of our country. It established the status of Ukraine as an independent, democratic and legal state. A state, where citizens, their life and health, honor and dignity, immunity and security are the highest social values”.
Yanukovych emphasized that “the dynamic development of Ukraine, and of the world, poses new challenges for us. Guaranteeing the principles encompassed in the Basic Law is nowadays impossible without changing certain provisions of the Constitution. These changes should become the foundation for developing democratic institutions, reforming the judicial system effectively, developing local self-government. It is necessary to modernize the Constitution to bring our country closer to European standards in all areas of life,” the address says.
In the President’s opinion,”updating the Basic Law is actually the foundation of our modern statehood development. It is the foundation for modernizing the country and our duty before future generations”.
He reminded that “the best experts of law, public figures, and prominent politicians are already working on the amendments to the Constitution. The Constitutional Assembly has brought together experts from the Venice Commission, the Council of Europe and other international organizations”.
The head of the state urged “the whole society, everyone who cares about the future of our state” to join the process of the Basic Law improving, “regardless of political beliefs or sympathies”. “After all, this work is for the future of Ukraine,” the President emphasized.
Yanukovych expressed his belief that “only together we can change the country for the better”.  “Together, we will build a modern, strong, prosperous Ukraine. A country, where all citizens feel truly protected in their rights and that is guaranteed by the state,” Yanukovych assured.
In turn, Azarov noted that June 28 came down in the history of Ukraine as the day of national consensus.
“I congratulate you on Constitution Day! June 28, 1996 came down in the recent history of our state as the day of national consensus. The new constitution has embodied the best achievements of domestic and world theory and practice of state building, has reflected the mentality and the will and desire of the Ukrainian people,” the PM’s address, published on the Government portal, says.
According to Azarov, the Fundamental Law of Ukraine came into the public life as the main guardian of democracy, the guarantor of the independence and unity of our state.
“The rule of law, freedom and human rights, political, economic, cultural and ideological diversity is the fundamental principles upon which the present and the future of the Ukrainian nation are based. On this solemn day we are proud of our country. And together we will build a free, fair, tolerable society, powerful and prosperous state, based on the principles of the European democracy,” Azarov stated in his address.
As a reminder, 16 years ago, on June 28, 1996, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted the new Constitution of Ukraine – the first Constitution of the independent state. The MPs were working upon the project, staying in the session hall all night long on June 27-28.
The adoption of the Constitution stipulated the legal principles of the independent Ukraine, its sovereignty and territorial integrity. In accordance with the Constitution, the date of adoption of the Basic Law is a national holiday – the Constitution Day of Ukraine.

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Despite all difficulties Ukraine pays for gas – Azarov

Posted by the Editor on June 27, 2012


News / 27 June 2012 | 18:00

Despite all difficulties Ukraine pays for gas - Azarov

Despite all difficulties Ukraine pays for gas – Azarov

Despite financial difficulties Ukraine pays for imported gas, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said opening the ninth session of the economic cooperation committee of the Ukrainian-Russian commission with participation of Russian PM Dmitriy Medvedev.

“Despite obvious financial difficulties we provide timely payment for gas and ensure steady transit,” the PM said.

Azarov also noted that the committee works has already showed some results, namely agreements and contracts between Ukraine and Russia.

“Obviously, there are some problems, which require not only a political will, but patients and proper calculations as well. The most import is that the sides are success-oriented. Hence, we expect today to discuss and settle all issues, which may impede the progress of our relations,” the PM summed up.

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NBU regulated hryvnia’s use in foreign economic activity

Posted by the Editor on June 27, 2012


News / 27 June 2012 | 17:25

NBU regulated hryvnia's use in foreign economic activity

NBU regulated hryvnia’s use in foreign economic activity

The National Bank of Ukraine has set regulations of hryvnia’s use in foreign economic activity. According to the document, “a non-resident bank has a right to use its client’s means through a corresponding UAH account in an authorized bank of Ukraine to purchase currency at the Ukrainian inter-bank market, providing the authorized bank of Ukraine with all necessary documents, confirming the UAH corresponding account of a non-resident is served to receive means for import in Ukraine (products, services, works).”

Among the confirming documents there are the original of an agreement on foreign economic activity, original certificate or any other original document, confirming the execution of works and/or services. The authorized bank is to carry out the purchase of foreign currency, but only if it has confirmed information about supplied goods or services. The information can be obtained from customs declarations.

The NBU resolution also stipulates that UAH payments between residents and non-residents for export/import of goods must be carried out through the authorized banks of Ukraine without personal licenses of NBU.

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Azarov and Medvedev want to protect the investors’ rights

Posted by the Editor on June 27, 2012


News / 27 June 2012 | 17:05

Azarov and Medvedev want to protect the investors' rights

Azarov and Medvedev want to protect the investors’ rights

Ukraine and Russia may establish a commission for the protection of investors’ rights of both countries, the PM of Ukraine Mykola Azarov said during the meeting with the Russian PM Dmitri Medvedev.

“In my opinion, I supported the important suggestion from Dmitri Anatolievich and it is the establishing a bilateral commission for the investment disputes settlement. We really need to protect the Russian investors working in Ukraine and the Ukrainian investors in Russia,” Azarov said.

He noted that the leaders’ authorities of two governments and the legal system should be used for the settlement of this issue.

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