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Posted by the Editor on January 23, 2013


News / 23 January 2013 | 16:48

Opposition colle˝ts 150 signature to hold  extraordinary Parliament's session

Opposition colle˝ts 150 signature to hold extraordinary Parliament’s session

The opposition has already collected 150 signatures of MPs to hold extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada on January 29 in connection with the events occurring with the ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, head of the secretariat of the Fatherland faction Olga Bodnar, the faction’s press service informs.
At the same time, Bodnar said that collection of signatures will continue until the end of the day, as there are still many people willing to sign, including individual MPs.
The opposition offers to consider at the extraordinary session the resignation of Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka and to create a temporary investigative commission to investigate violations of the law against Yulia Tymoshenko and Yuri Lutsenko. In addition, it is proposed to consider the issue of responsibility of heads of security agencies.

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Yanukovych arrives in Switzerland

Posted by the Editor on January 23, 2013


News / 23 January 2013 | 16:33

Yanukovych arrives in Switzerland

Yanukovych arrives in Switzerland

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has arrived in the Swiss Confederation.
As the President’s press-service informs, the President will attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
The President will participate in the plenary session of the World Economic Forum “Strategic infrastructure” and in the session “The foundation for the rebirth of Europe”.
A number of bilateral meetings of the President of Ukraine is planned, in particular, with the founder of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab, chairman of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser, and representatives of other international companies.

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Medvedev: Rumors about Soviet Union revival are complete nonsense

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News / 23 January 2013 | 16:07

Medvedev: Rumors about Soviet Union revival are complete nonsense

Medvedev: Rumors about Soviet Union revival are complete nonsense

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev rejected the rumors about Russia’s plans to revive the Soviet Union as completely absurd.
“We very often hear reproaches that the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space are a revival of the Soviet Union. This is complete nonsense and there is no path back into the past. We have all former Soviet republics become different and are looking into the future, and we have a clear-cut plan for strengthening cooperation on a mutually advantageous basis,” Medvedev told the World Economic forum at Davos.
He noted that there are a lot of difficulties on this way, but benefits more.
“That’s why we offer to create a common economic space with the European Union, which could serve as the basis for a common market stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean,” Medvedev added. 

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Tombinski hopes Ukraine’s Rada to adopt laws for visa free regime before February 25

Posted by the Editor on January 23, 2013


News / 23 January 2013 | 15:50

Tombinski hopes Ukraine's Rada to adopt laws for visa free regime before February 25

Tombinski hopes Ukraine’s Rada to adopt laws for visa free regime before February 25

Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombinski hopes that the parliament of Ukraine will adopt all necessary laws for visa free regime with the EU before “Ukraine-EU” Summit, planned for February 25, press office of VR reports.

In the course of the meeting between Tombinski and Ukraine’s speaker Volodymyr Rybak, the latter informed that the report on realization of the first phase of visa free action plan would be soon delivered to the European Commission.  

According to the speaker, the majority part of the legislative acts, necessary for completion of this phase had already been considered by the parliament.

Rybak reminded that to complete the phase the parliament must adopt a number of draft laws, being developed by the Justice Ministry. In particular, the matter concerns the draft bills on fighting discrimination in Ukraine, improvement of institutional protection system of personal data, fighting corruption. 

In turn, Jan Tombinski expressed a hope that all necessary documents would be adopted before “Ukraine-EU” Summit. He also pointed out the importance of adoption and implementation of these laws, as well as ensuring of their stability and transparency.

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Lutsenko undergoes surgery

Posted by the Editor on January 23, 2013


News / 23 January 2013 | 15:37

Lutsenko undergoes surgery

Lutsenko undergoes surgery

Former Ukrainian interior minister Yuri Lutsenko has undergone surgery at the Kyiv-based Oberih Clinic, the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine informed.
“Yes, he underwent surgery today. The surgery was successful,” assistance to the head of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine, Ihor Andrushko, said.

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Füle to address Ukrainian MPs in Parliament

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News / 23 January 2013 | 15:25

Füle to address Ukrainian MPs in Parliament

Füle to address Ukrainian MPs in Parliament

European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Füle will address the MPs of Ukraine at the session of the Verkhovna Rada on February 7.
As ForUm learned from the press service of the Verkhovna Rada, Parliament’s chairman Volodymyr Rybak discussed this issue at the meeting with head of EU Delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski.
The commissioner will speak at Ukraine’s Parliament on February 7. The session will be attended by the representatives of diplomatic missions in Ukraine.

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Arbuzov appointed head of commission on cooperation with China

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News / 23 January 2013 | 15:08

Arbuzov appointed head of commission on cooperation with China

Arbuzov appointed head of commission on cooperation with China

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine appointed first vice Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov as head of the Ukrainian part of the intergovernmental commission on cooperation between Ukraine and China, the Government’s decree ╣ 20 of January 14 reads.
By its decree, the Cabinet also dismissed Andriy Kluiyev from the post of chairman of the intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation with Syria, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Belarus, as well as from the post of chairman of the Ukrainian-American Council on Trade and Investment.

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Kozak: State to prevent Aerosvit bankruptcy

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News / 23 January 2013 | 14:54

Kozak: State to prevent Aerosvit bankruptcy

Kozak: State to prevent Aerosvit bankruptcy

The state will prevent the bankruptcy of AeroSvit Airline, infrastructure minister Volodymyr Kozak told a briefing in the Cabinet, ForUm correspondent reports.
“A working committee on Aerosvit issue has been formed, it is headed by deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Vilkul and includes representatives of law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and tax authorities. It determines the legitimacy of the company. I believe that everything will be done in the legal direction,” he said.
In addition, Kozak said that from January 25 the new rules of air transportation of passengers and baggage will enter into force. They will tighten the air carriers’ liability for failure to fulfill its obligations to the passengers.

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