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CEC registered 110 international observers

Posted by the Editor on October 18, 2012


News / 18 October 2012 | 17:00

CEC registered 110 international observers

CEC registered 110 international observers

The Central Election Commission of Ukraine has registered 110 international observers. Such decision was taken at the meeting of the CEC on October 17, ForUm correspondent reports.

In particular, the CEC has registered one observer from Japan, 12 from the Slovak Republic, two from the state of Israel and one from Finland.

In addition, the CEC has registered other 61 international observers from the World Congress of Ukrainians, 25 from the International NGO CANADEM, three from the International Organization “International institute of new states” and one from the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

As of today, the CEC registered 2015 international observers from 18 countries and 24 organizations.

As a reminder, the parliamentary elections in Ukraine are scheduled for October 28.

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Yanukovych: Investment reform increases competitiveness of Ukraine

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News / 18 October 2012 | 16:50

Yanukovych: Investment reform increases competitiveness of Ukraine

Yanukovych: Investment reform increases competitiveness of Ukraine

The powerful internal investment resources and general attraction of foreign capital will ensure further successful modernization of reforms in Ukraine, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said at the fifth International Investment Summit in Donetsk, ForUm learned from the press service of the President.

Sustained economic growth will create conditions for the expansion of domestic demand, the President noted. He added that the volume of capital in this case is actually an assessment of investors on the business climate of the country and the stability of political situation.

The President stressed that Ukraine’s competitiveness also increases due to the investment reform launched last year that is a key part of the comprehensive program of economic reforms.

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Yanukovych told about positive cooperation between Ukraine and Russia

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News / 18 October 2012 | 16:38

Yanukovych told about positive cooperation between Ukraine and Russia

Yanukovych told about positive cooperation between Ukraine and Russia

International interregional cooperation is an important area of attracting investment to Ukraine, so the local authorities should make every effort to find the best mechanisms for the development of this cooperation, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said at the fifth International Investment Summit in Donetsk, ForUm learned from the press service of the President.

In this regard, Yanukovych noted the positive experience of such cooperation between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. He, in particular, reminded about the sub-commission on interregional and boundary cooperation of the Committee on economic cooperation of the Ukrainian-Russian interstate commission.

The President reminded that Ukraine and Russia also implement the program on interregional and boundary cooperation for 2011-2016, along the borders of two countries, the system of multifunctional clusters are built, traditional interregional economic forums are held.

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Azarov: Russian gas price is “killing” for Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on October 18, 2012


News / 18 October 2012 | 16:26

Azarov: Russian gas price is “killing” for Ukraine

Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov named Russian gas price “killing” for the national economy of Ukraine.
“We can not pay such gas price. The price is “killing” one to our economy. These gas prices are slowing our economic development and depleting our economy,” Azarov said.
He added that he stands for good relations with Russia. However, unreasonably high gas prices are forcing Ukraine to step up efforts to ensure its energy independence, increase production of its own oil and gas. Azarov said that Ukraine overpay $ 5 billion annually.
Head of the government stressed that Ukraine has large reserves of hydrocarbons. He reminded that our country is going to fully provide itself with own gas and oil production in the next ten years.

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III Sport Congress: At Olympic Games 2016 Ukraine will show better results

Posted by the Editor on October 18, 2012


News / 18 October 2012 | 16:13

III Sport Congress: At Olympic Games 2016 Ukraine will show better results

III Sport Congress: At Olympic Games 2016 Ukraine will show better results

At Olympic Games 2016 in Rio, Ukraine will be able to show better results than it did at the Olympic Games in London, participants of the III Sport Congress of Ukraine, being held in the Ukrainian House, believe.

Proper state policy, aimed at development of sport infrastructure, youth sport and support of investors into sport sector development, will guarantee the success.

Among one of the examples of successful sport projects, realized by investors, chairman of the State service for youth and sport of Ukraine Ravil Safiullin noted the sport club “Epicenter”, sportsmen of which, namely boxers Oleksandr Usik, Oleksandr Gvozdyk and heavyweight Oleksiy Torokhtiy won two gold and one bronze medals at Olympiad 2012.

Speaking to the Congress, Galyna Gereta, the co-founder of the “Epicenter”, deputy mayor of Kyiv and secretary of the Kyiv city council, noted that Ukrainian sport could hardly survive without sponsors.

“Ukraine lacks centers for professional training of sportsmen. In my opinion, sponsors should turn the eye to this very sector. Our company plans to construct three more modern sport complexes. I am sure there are people in Ukraine who could realize similar projects in their regions. It will promote Ukrainian sport and will let many talented people to find their way in life,” she believes.

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President promises to expand powers of regions

Posted by the Editor on October 18, 2012


News / 18 October 2012 | 16:01

President promises to expand powers of regions

President promises to expand powers of regions

The new regional policy, which determines the increase in powers of the territories, their resource potential and interregional cooperation, opens new opportunities for investors, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said, speaking at the fifth International Investment Summit in Donetsk, ForUm learned from the president’s press office.
The regional authorities have the primary responsibility for establishing a constructive dialogue with domestic and foreign investors, the President said.
“The local authorities have a clear picture of the economic condition of the territories, their investment potential, problems and needs, the vision of the strategic priorities of regional development. Therefore, we intend to further expand the powers of the regions in solving the pressing economic issues,” Yanukovych said.
According to the President, the regional councils of investors, established in all regions of Ukraine, need to work closely with the local committees on economic reforms.
“I has defined the effectiveness of such cooperation is as one of the main criteria for the effectiveness of regional leaders’ work. I appeal to the investors: use this mechanism to raise all the issues you care about at the meetings of these councils,” he said.

 

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Donetsk subway project to be presented by the yearend

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News / 18 October 2012 | 15:50

Donetsk subway project to be presented by the yearend

Donetsk subway project to be presented by the yearend

Subway construction project in Donetsk city will be presented before December 20, 2012, vice PM and minister for infrastructure Borys Kolesnikov told the V International investment summit, held on October 18, ForUm learned from the press office of the Ministry for Infrastructure. 

“Now we are working on projects of Donetsk, Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk subways. The subway project for Donetsk will be ready before December 20,” Kolesnikov informed.

As a reminder, earlier Kolesnikov declared that the first subway line in Donetsk would be launched before December 2014, and the realization of the project would start before March 2013.

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Expert: Demographic registry may solve problem of illegal migration

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News / 18 October 2012 | 15:41

Expert: Demographic registry may solve problem of illegal migration

Expert: Demographic registry may solve problem of illegal migration

Establishment of the National demographic registry of Ukrainians and stateless persons can solve the problem of illegal migration, expert of the working group, which conducted a study of the migration situation in the country, Oleh Rudenko said during the round table “How do migration processes influence socio-economic situation in Ukraine?”, ForUm correspondent reports.
“Europe is closely following the issue of control over migrants. Ukraine is regarded as a country under risk of illegal immigrants’ transit corridors to Europe. However, Ukraine is not the only country having the problem. All the countries are trying to introduce the appropriate regisries, based on the information data. First of all, it goes about biometric technology,” Oleh Rudenko said.
 
“According to official data of the Interior Ministry, there are 300.000 migrants in Ukraine. According to our research, there are 5-7 million people. As a result, the amount of unpaid taxes to the budget of Ukraine makes up to $2 billion, and outflow of money makes up 35-45 billion UAH every year.
 
There is also the transit illegal migration through Ukraine. Border services do their best to monitor these processes, although the organizers for illegal transfer of migrants are very creative – recently we became aware of the tunnels between the EU and Ukraine,” the expert said.

According to the representative of the State Border Service Oleksandr Skigin, a decrease in illegal transit migration via Ukraine to the EU borders has been observed since 2008.

“In 2011, compared to 2010, illegal immigration has decreased by 59%. It has decreased by 18% after eight months of 2012. In 2012, there has been 22% decrease in the number of migrants from the CIS countries, and the number of illegal migrants from Asia and Africa (Somalia, Afghanistan, Eritrea) has increased by 10%,” he said, noting that Euro-2012 has helped to improve and accelerate the migration controls at the borders of Ukraine.
In general, the experts agreed that the legalization of migrants living in the country has a positive influence on the economy of Ukraine, but it is not profitable for foreigners.
“Now legalization in Ukraine is complicated and long enough (about 4-5 months). It’s more profitable to work illegally. The main problem is not money but bureaucracy. Personally I think that foreigners have to pay taxes where they work,” expert, the Universal Assistance project representative Mykola Holbin said.

 

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