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CEC accepted protocols with wet stamps from 12 DECs

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 15:35

CEC accepted protocols with wet stamps from 12 DECs

CEC accepted protocols with wet stamps from 12 DECs

The Central Election Commission accepted the protocols with wet stamps from 12 district election commissions, ForUm correspondent reports.

The protocols were received from representatives of the commissions 55, 56 (Makeevka town, Donetsk region), 36 (Pavlograd town, Dnipropetrovsk region), 144, 145 (Poltava), 41, 44 (Donetsk), 168, 169 (Kharkiv), 175 (Derhachy town, Kharkiv region), 155 (Komsomolsk town, Poltava region) and 136 (Odesa).

In these districts, the Party of Regions leads, and “Fatherland” takes the first place in the DEC 145.

Data of the protocols with wet stamps coincide with numbers entered by the system “Elections-2012”.

As of afternoon, the CEC received documents from 14 DECs out of 225.

The CEC meeting was adjourned until 5 pm.

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Yanukovych called new Parliament for constructive cooperation

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 15:25

Yanukovych called new Parliament for constructive cooperation

Yanukovych called new Parliament for constructive cooperation

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych called the new Verkhovna Rada for constructive and productive cooperation, the President’s statement to the Ukrainian people said, ForUm learned from the press service of the President.

“Dear compatriots! Ukraine has held the parliamentary elections. Our country has affirmed one more time its commitment to the democratic standards. I thank all who showed the civic position and voted for the future of our state. I am also grateful to those who organized the voting and ensured the law order,” he noted.

The President thanked the international observers, “who help our country to improve the democracy.” “All committed violations must be fixed at the level of the electoral law. We are obliged to prevent their recurrence in the future,” the statement said.

“I congratulate the winners of the parliamentary race received a vote of confidence from the Ukrainian people. Now you have to work with dignity to meet the expectations of your voters. I expect the new Verkhovna Rada to cooperate in the direction of modernization, economic development and democratic transformation of our country. The Parliament must urgently start the workflow and quickly form its working structures. The MPs should consider a number of urgent bills, which the society has been waiting for a long time,” Yanukovych declared.

In addition, the President urged the newly elected Verkhovna Rada for constructive and efficient cooperation for the successful future of the country. “The work for the benefit of our state and people is our common goal,” the President summed up.

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ECB to control all euro-zone banks

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 15:10

ECB to control all euro-zone banks

ECB to control all euro-zone banks

All euro-zone banks will be subject to joint control mechanism starting from 2014, EU Commissioner for Finance Olli Rehn said at the forum “European model. Challenges and Solutions” in Düsseldorf (Germany), ForUm correspondent reports. However, the European Central Bank (ECB) will give time for the introduction of this mechanism in action. So, the legal framework of the new system will be developed in 2013.
Under the new agreement, the ECB shall have the right to monitor the level of capital and liquidity of six thousand banks of the euro-zone for compliance with the agreed standards and, if necessary, to intervene in their work, including directly pouring money into failing banks and increasing the debt of governments.
“You could call it a small revolution – the euro-zone will have a single control mechanism, which in some way will replace the national authorities. The essence of our problem is the financial crisis. If we had had such a mechanism in 2008, the crisis would not have been as it is today,” the economist concluded.

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Hryshchenko: Timing of EU-Ukraine summit being still discussed

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 14:55

Hryshchenko: Timing of EU-Ukraine summit being still discussed

Hryshchenko: Timing of EU-Ukraine summit being still discussed

Terms of the EU-Ukraine summit holding are being discussed in Brussels and other European capitals, foreign minister Kostyantyn Hryshchenko told a briefing at the Cabinet of Ministers, ForUm correspondent reports.

According to him, the EU is looking for ways to overcome the crisis now.

“Within the EU, an active dialogue is being conducted on the crisis issue, which threatens the EU position. This scale requires the effort focusing of our partners. We are watching this process. We are interested in a contributory atmosphere to concentrate on our core issues,” he noted.

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Prodi: Ukraine is part of Europe

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 14:43

Prodi: Ukraine is part of Europe

Prodi: Ukraine is part of Europe

The European Council will consider the situation in Ukraine and the results of the parliamentary elections at the meeting on November 19, former European Commission President Romano Prodi said at the forum “European model. Challenges and Solutions” in Düsseldorf (Germany), ForUm correspondent reports.
According to the politician, it is still early to make predictions about the relevant decisions of the meeting, “but personally, I still think that the Association Agreement with Ukraine was a necessary step. We need to take steps in a positive direction and to sign the agreement as soon as possible”.
Regarding the prospect of Ukraine’s membership in the European Union, Prodi said that enlargement at expense of such large country as Ukraine is not on the agenda. “We can make political statements about the prospect of membership, when we can provide an agenda – otherwise it will be vague. So it is hard to imagine that today or tomorrow Ukraine will join the EU,” the politician believes.
However, he added that Ukraine is the part of Europe because Ukraine is part of the European culture and traditions. “I have always regarded the Ukrainians as Europeans,” the ex-President of the EC assured.

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98.45% of votes counted

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 14:32

98.45% of votes counted

98.45% of votes counted

With 98.45% of protocols counted, the Party of Regions gets 30.17%, the All-Ukrainian Union “Fatherland” (Batkivshchyna) – 25.4%, the Vitali Klitschko’s UDAR Party – 13.89%, the Communist Party of Ukraine – 13.24%, the All-Ukrainian Union “Freedom” (Svoboda) – 10.38%.
As ForUm correspondent reports, the electronic system “Elections-2012” published such data in the Central Election Commission as of 14.20 p.m., October 31.

With 98% of protocols counted, the Party of Regions gets 30.23%, the All-Ukrainian Union “Fatherland” (Batkivshchyna) – 25.36%, the Vitali Klitschko’s UDAR Party – 13.85%, Communist Party of Ukraine – 13.26%, the All-Ukrainian Union “Freedom” (Svoboda) – 10.35%.

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Rubber handrail at "Golden gates" metro station almost killed a pensioner

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 14:25

Rubber handrail at "Golden gates" metro station almost killed a pensioner

Rubber handrail at "Golden gates" metro station almost killed a pensioner

Explosion of the rubber handrail at “Golden gates” metro station in Kyiv has badly hurt a pensioner, 72. The information was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Kyiv metro service Natalia Shumak.  
“Yes, indeed, at 11 am, an older woman, who was standing on the platform near the moving stairway, was badly hurt by the exploded handrail,” the official said but did not specify how badly, ForUm correspondent reports.

According to Shumak, the station personnel called ambulance and the woman was taken to a hospital. Experts are now investigating the scene.

“The authorities of the metro service take seriously the case. Now an investigation groups is working on the scene to find out the reasons of the explosion: worn-out state or passengers’ hooliganism. You know, some passenger could cut it. It’s too early to speak about the reason. We must to hold an expertise. I cannot say how long it will take, but the commission takes the case seriously, as this case is indeed out of the common,” the spokeswoman underlined.

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Ukraine created all conditions for observers, Hryshchenko assures

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 14:14

Ukraine created all conditions for observers, Hryshchenko assures

Ukraine created all conditions for observers, Hryshchenko assures

Ukraine created all conditions for the international observers, foreign minister Kostyantyn Hryshchenko told a briefing at the Cabinet of Ministers, ForUm correspondent reports.

“The Ukrainian government created all conditions for the activities of the international observers. We sent invitations in advance to election observers, international organizations, parliamentary assemblies and foreign countries. This allowed them to begin earlier preparations for the elections in our state,” Hryshchenko said.

However, according to him, all the observers who wanted to come to Ukraine were registered.

“3796 observers attended these elections. This is an unprecedented number for our and other countries – members of the OSCE. The observers had a maximum support, free visas, the procedure for entry was simplified, and they were provided with logistical and organizational support,” the minister noted.

He also reminded that 116 polling stations were formed in the foreign consulates in 77 states, and about 20 thousand people voted there.

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