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Gazprom has no intention to revise gas price for Ukraine

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News / 8 November 2012 | 17:15

Gazprom has no intention to revise gas price for Ukraine

Gazprom has no intention to revise gas price for Ukraine

Gazprom does not see valid grounds to revise gas price for Ukraine, head of Gazprom foreign economic department Pavel Oderov said during a teleconference.

“We have not revised prices with Ukraine. The price is set in the long-term contract and linked to a number of market indexes,” he said.

“We do not see any grounds for revision and do not expect recalculations in the nearest future,” Oderov summed up.

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Mahera: CEC may not finish vote recounting by summer

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News / 8 November 2012 | 17:05

Mahera: CEC may not finish vote recounting by summer

Mahera: CEC may not finish vote recounting by summer

If Central Election Commission is engaged into recount of votes at all stations, this process may last till summer, deputy CEC head Andriy Mahera told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.

“Depending on the category, recounting of votes at one station takes 3 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum. If CEC starts recounting votes at all 10 districts, we will hardly finish by summer. Be critical about it,” he noted.

According to Mahera, CEC does not have direct powers to hold repeated vote counting. “In certain cases CEC may be involved into vote counting within a district, but the issue is not on the table for the moment. CEC may take responsibility for vote counting only if a district election commission is totally incapable to do the job,” the official added.

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Ukraine is leader in enforcement of competition law

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News / 8 November 2012 | 16:24

Ukraine is leader in enforcement of competition law

Ukraine is leader in enforcement of competition law

The CIS heads of antymonopoly services had an important and constructive meeting, head of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (ACU) Vasily Tsushko said after the meeting of the Interstate Council for Antimonopoly Policy (ICAP), the ForUm correspondent informs.

According to the official, participants reviewed the status of implementation of the decisions of the 36th meeting, the most notable events in the competition field, the results of joint investigations of violations of antymonopoly laws.

Special attention was paid to the issues of competition policy in Ukraine at the present stage, the ACU’s experience to investigate the vertical and horizontal concerted actions.

“At the same time, the ICAP is one of the most powerful bodies working in the CIS, other similar organizations of the CIS can take the example of it,” the head of the ACU said.

The chairman of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia Igor Artemyev said that today Ukraine is a leader in the enforcement of competition law, and it is perhaps the only country where the rate of economic competition protection is stipulated in the Constitution.

 

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Presidents of Ukraine and Cyprus met in Nicosia

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News / 8 November 2012 | 15:55

Presidents of Ukraine and Cyprus met in Nicosia

Presidents of Ukraine and Cyprus met in Nicosia

In Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, the meeting of President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias was officially held at the presidential residence of the Republic of Cyprus, ForUm learned from the press service of the President.
Military band played the national anthem of Ukraine and the Republic of Cyprus. The two leaders also laid flowers at the Monument to President of the Republic of Cyprus Archbishop Makarios III and held a minute of silence. The ceremony ended with the introduction of official delegations.
After this, the meeting between Yanukovych and Christofias was confidential.

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Azarov regrets opposition unwilling cooperate with power

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News / 8 November 2012 | 15:15

Azarov regrets opposition unwilling cooperate with power

Azarov regrets opposition unwilling cooperate with power

Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov regrets that the opposition is not willing to cooperate with the authorities after the elections.
Azarov said that he envied the fact that after the U.S. elections, the representatives of the Republican Party, whose candidate lost the presidential election, have been willing to cooperate with the successful representative of the Democrats Barack Obama and are ready to work together to address the economic problems.
“Unfortunately, in Ukraine, we can see the opposite. All those, who have recently told us that they would do their best for the people, forget about it after the elections, continuing confrontation. And we remain, as before, alone with our problems. I say this without regret, as I did not expect anything else, to be honest. I say this for the ordinary people: those, whom you voted for, will not help you. Do you understand this or not? There is no hope. This is the main conclusion to be drawn from these elections,” Azarov said.

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Ukraine provides Syria with humanitarian aid

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News / 8 November 2012 | 14:40

Ukraine provides Syria with humanitarian aid

Ukraine provides Syria with humanitarian aid

The Cabinet of Ministers has allocated 1 million UAH as the humanitarian aid to the Middle East countries suffered by the war in Syria.
The corresponding decree 873 from November 7 was posted on the website of the Cabinet. 
According to the agreement, the funds will be allocated from the reserve fund of the state budget.

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Ukraine increased agricultural export by 38%

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News / 8 November 2012 | 14:18

Ukraine increased agricultural export by 38%

Ukraine increased agricultural export by 38%

There is an intense dynamics of agricultural products exports, the volume of which has increased by 38% compared to the same period last year. A significant share of exports belongs to grain crops, agrarian policy and food minister Mykola Prysiazhniuk, the Agrarian Policy Ministry press service informs.
“At the same time, we continue monitoring the balance of domestic consumption and export opportunities,” Prysiazhniuk said.
 
“Currently, we export 9.2 million tons of grain. Half a million tons of grain have been already loaded, 1.2 million tons are in ports now. We see that the export dynamics is intensive. In particular, in October, we exported 3 million tons of grain – a record grain export per month. In November, exports will also be strong, since the beginning of the month 850 thousand tons of grain have been already exported,” Prysiazhniuk informed.
The minister said that such exports will allow obtaining significant funds.
In addition, the minister said that now there is a trend to an increase in exports of corn and wheat export slowdown.

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CPU will not join any coalitions, Symonenko promises

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News / 8 November 2012 | 13:58

CPU will not join any coalitions, Symonenko promises

CPU will not join any coalitions, Symonenko promises

The Communist Party of Ukraine does not intend to enter into a coalition with any political force in the new Parliament, the CPU leader Petro Symonenko told a press conference.
“The faction of the Communist Party will act independently, and we will accept only those solutions that our election program includes. And the Communist Party faction will not join any coalitions,” Symonenko said.
In this regard, he stressed that the Communist Party has prepared a number of bills to introduce in the new Parliament.

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