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Taxpayer service center for foreigners opened in Kyiv

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News / 3 July 2012 | 17:45

Taxpayer service center for foreigners opened in Kyiv

Taxpayer service center for foreigners opened in Kyiv

A Taxpayer Service Center for foreigners attached to the State Tax Service of Ukraine has been opened in Kyiv, where every registered in the capital foreigner can get a registration number, ForUm correspondent reports.

The Center has the key certification sector for electronic reports provision. The clients can use computers with Internet access. The Center also has a medical unit and a hairdresser.  The Center works all days expect Sunday, services of interpreter included.

This week other Centers will be opened in Darnitsa and Obolon districts of Kyiv, and in September the service will be available in all central districts of the capital.

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President: Ukraine needs Concept of state ethnonational policy

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News / 3 July 2012 | 17:30

President: Ukraine needs Concept of state ethnonational policy

President: Ukraine needs Concept of state ethnonational policy

Ukraine needs the Concept of state ethnonational policy and the Strategy of combating discrimination, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych stated at the meeting of Public Humanitarian Council, ForUm learned from the presidential press office.

The President reminded that recently it had been 20 years since the adoption of the law “On national minorities in Ukraine” some rules of which require improvement and modernization.

“Last year the Cabinet of Ministers was instructed to bring amendments to this law for the parliamentary consideration. The conclusions of Venice Commission and of other European institutions should be taken into consideration in respective elaborations. Yet the implementation of such changes must be preceded by the adoption of the Concept of state ethnonational policy of Ukraine. It has already been introduced to Verkhovna Rada,” the President noted.

The President urged members of the Public Humanitarian Council to actively participate in the discussion of this Concept.

Another fundamental document on countering and prevention of incidents of xenophobia and intolerance in Ukrainian society, according to the President, is the Strategy of combating discrimination.

“It plays significant role regarding liberalization of visa regime with the EU and harmonization of our legislation to the European standards,” Viktor Yanukovych noted.

In this context, according to the President, the role of society increases. It has to demonstrate its active position and react to the incidents of discrimination. The President expressed confidence that state bodies should cooperate more closely with civil organizations and institutions (particularly international) that counter xenophobia and intolerance.

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President promises to solve problems of Crimean Tatars

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News / 3 July 2012 | 17:15

President promises to solve problems of Crimean Tatars

President promises to solve problems of Crimean Tatars

The authorities gradually solve the problem issues on resettlement of Crimean Tatars, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said at a meeting of the public humanitarian council.

“There are certain improvements. The parliament has passed the law “On restoration of rights to the deported due to nationality”. However, there is a lot of work left to do,’ Yanukovych pointed out.

Nowadays, the President noted, Ukraine is one of the key elements of world migration processes due to its unique geographical position, hence the ethnic composition of the population changes constantly.
 
“Recent migrants and refugees inevitably become a part of the inter-ethnic relations, and the state and society should be ready to accept this process and using world experience to provide necessary rights and freedoms to all ethnic groups,” Yanukovych underlined.

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Parliament adopted the language law

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News / 3 July 2012 | 16:58

Parliament adopted the language law

Parliament adopted the language law

The Parliament of Ukraine adopted on the whole the controversial language law by Kivalov and Kolesnichenko, which expands the rights of the Russian language in Ukraine. 248 MPs voted in favor of such a decision.

Before the voting, there was a fight between the MPs. The MPs from the party of Regions and the Communist Party suggest including the draft law in the agenda. Then the MP from the NU-NS Andriy Parubiy rushed to the parliamentary rostrum, the fight started. Nevertheless, the MPs voted for considering the draft.
First, the MPs did not have enough votes for it. In the second round of voting they returned to the consideration having 241 votes in favor. The law was adopted on the whole in the third round of voting by 248 votes “for”.
The first vice speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Adam Martyniuk closed the evening plenary session of the Parliament in the midst of a new fight near the parliamentary rostrum.

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Azarov have started the preparation of athletes for the Olympic Games 2016

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News / 3 July 2012 | 16:54

Azarov have started the preparation of athletes for the Olympic Games 2016

Azarov have started the preparation of athletes for the Olympic Games 2016

Ukraine should create the necessary basis for the athletes’ preparation for the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said at a meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Ukrainian sportsmen for the Olympic, Junior Olympic, Paralympic and Deaflympic games.

“Now it is possible to set serious ambitious task of preparing a good Olympic base after hosting the Euro 2012,” Azarov said.

The Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economy to plan expenses before preparing the state budget for 2013.

He noted that the government and relevant agencies have prepared at the high level for the Ukrainian athletes’ participation in the Olympic Games in London, which will be opened on July 27.

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Yanukovych: Euro 2012 confirmed there is no racism in Ukraine

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News / 3 July 2012 | 16:44

Yanukovych: Euro 2012 confirmed there is no racism in Ukraine

Yanukovych: Euro 2012 confirmed there is no racism in Ukraine

Ukraine hosting the European Football Championship confirmed to the world that Ukraine does not have racist and xenophobic sentiments, the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said at the meeting of the Public Humanitarian Council, ForUm learned from the President’s press office.
“All the attempts to discredit Ukraine before the international community have failed. I am convinced that many thousands of fans from around the world, the representatives of other cultures and religions were pleasantly surprised by the hospitality of our citizens,” Viktor Yanukovych said.
Yanukovych said that during the Championship no crimes on ethnic or religious grounds were registered.
“The Ukrainian people have once again showed they are peace loving and tolerant,” the President stated. He expressed confidence that the tolerant attitude to be taught in the early age.
“In this context, the education institutions need to bring up the younger generation in the spirit of tolerance towards other cultures and traditions,” the head of the state said.

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50 Ukrainians were married to foreigners during Euro in Kyiv

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News / 3 July 2012 | 16:24

50 Ukrainians were married to foreigners during Euro in Kyiv

50 Ukrainians were married to foreigners during Euro in Kyiv

The central marriage registration department of Kyiv registered 51 marriages between citizens of Ukraine and citizens of other countries during Euro 2012, the head of the central marriage registration department Natalia Naberezhna said, as ForUm reports.

The central department registered 200 marriages from 8 till 26 June including 51 marriages between citizens of Ukraine and citizens of other countries. In the same period 51 applications for the state registration of the marriage between Ukrainians and foreigners were taken.

During the Euro 2012 Ukrainians managed to conclude four marriages with citizens of Italy, three marriages with the citizens of France, one marriage with the citizen of Poland and one with the citizen of Spain.

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Azarov to MPs: I hope none of you will have vacation

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News / 3 July 2012 | 16:08

Azarov to MPs: I hope none of you will have vacation

Azarov to MPs: I hope none of you will have vacation

Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov hopes the members of the parliament will not go on vacation, he said meeting the parliamentary majority in the session hall of the Vekhovna Rada.

“This is a vacation time, but I hope that none of you will go. Though I wish you all good health it is not the right time to take a vacation,” he said.

According to Azarov, the Euro has just finished and their task is to set in motion all constructed infrastructure.

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