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No limits on Ukrainian films distribution to be allowed

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News / 9 April 2013 | 16:43

No limits on Ukrainian films distribution to be allowed

No limits on Ukrainian films distribution to be allowed

The State Agency for Cinematography promises not to allow limitations on distribution of Ukrainian motion pictures, head of the Agency Kateryna Kopylova told a press conference.
“It’s not true that Ukrainian pictures are rarely distributed in cinemas… No Ukrainian film, made and ready for distribution, is limited – I promise! The only question is in the number of copies,” she noted.
 
The head of the State Agency for Cinematography noted that she considers domestic films are sufficiently represented in the Ukrainian distribution in 2012.
In addition, Kopylova criticized the current system of quotas fir Ukrainian films in the national distribution in the amount of not less than 30%.
Moreover, the head of the Agency believes that Ukraine has practically destroyed the state system of film distribution, and noted that almost entire domestic film industry is fuelled only by private investments.

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Macro-economic indicators of state budget won’t be reviewed so far

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News / 9 April 2013 | 16:26

Macro-economic indicators of state budget won't be reviewed so far

Macro-economic indicators of state budget won’t be reviewed so far

The government is not going to review the macro-economic indicators of the state budget for 2013 based on the results of I quarter in the near future, director of the strategic planning of economy development department of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Ukraine Yevhen Oliynykov said, ForUm correspondent reports.
“Let’s wait for the first quarter statistics. Only after we receive the full statistics, we can discuss this issue. To date, there are no reasons for review,” Oliynykov added.

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Spring flood in Carpathian rivers over

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News / 9 April 2013 | 16:12

Spring flood in Carpathian rivers over

Spring flood in Carpathian rivers over

Spring flood in the Carpathian rivers is over, director of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center Mykola Kulbida told a briefing.
“Spring flood in the Carpathian rivers is over and the water level is now reduced … Snow remains on high mountains, it will melt there slowly for a long time,” he noted.
According to him, flood may resume in case of rainfall.

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Ukraine, Belarus agree to cooperate in justice

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News / 9 April 2013 | 15:57

Ukraine, Belarus agree to cooperate in justice

Ukraine, Belarus agree to cooperate in justice

The justice agencies of Ukraine and Belarus have declared their intention to continue mutual relations and sign a cooperation program between the Justice Ministries of two countries for 2013-2014, the press service of the Ukrainian Justice Ministry reported.
“It is expected that a bilateral meeting between Ukrainian and Belarusian justice ministers Oleksandr Lavrynovych and Oleg Slizhevsky, during which a respective agreement will be signed, will be held today in Chernihiv,” the statement reads, UKRINFORM informs.
As part of the agreement, it is planned to continue cooperation between the state forensic institutions of Ukraine and Belarus and exchange experience on the registration of public associations, including given the new law on public associations, which came into force in Ukraine on January 1, 2013 and received rave reviews from European experts.
In addition, the agreement envisages the exchange of experience in the field of the use of information technology and the activities of notaries, in the field of the application of international treaties on the provision of legal assistance, as well as with respect to the reform of the system of the enforcement of court judgments, etc.

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Duties on car import to raise quality of domestic car industry

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News / 9 April 2013 | 15:42

Duties on car import to raise quality of domestic car industry

Duties on car import to raise quality of domestic car industry

The Economic Development Ministry considers that if the Ukrainian automakers do not take advantage of the period of action of protective duties on imported cars, it will affect the industry, director of the strategic planning of economy development department of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Ukraine Yevhen Oliynykov said, ForUm correspondent reports.

“We understand that introduction of this duty is a necessary measure, which our Ministry is not happy about. Moreover, we are well aware that the products, now offering by our automakers, cannot compete with foreign car industry. Therefore, we consider this period of protective duty as a definite chance for local producers to find ways to improve the quality of their products. If they do not take advantage of this opportunity, Ukraine will have one sub-sector less,” the head of the department said.

At the same time, he noted that the volume of imported cars will not reduce, and the very introduction of this fee will not fundamentally affect the structure of the market.

“I’m not sure that the import will be reduced significantly. First, importers stepped up cars import. Therefore, by the end of the year we’ll see a separate balance on what was imported in the first quarter, and on reduction, for example, in the second. Second, the car importers do not work at a loss. They will continue work, so we cannot say that we have introduced a defensive system that will lead to fundamental changes in the structure of the market,” he stressed.

In addition, Oliynykov hopes that domestic automakers will be able to increase offer in the market.

According to him, today the maximum term of protective customs duties on imported cars is three years, but in the case of revision. This period may be shortened.

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FM urges Parliament to adopt urgently laws on European integration

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News / 9 April 2013 | 15:26

FM urges Parliament to adopt urgently laws on European integration

FM urges Parliament to adopt urgently laws on European integration

The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine urges the Verkhovna Rada to adopt urgently bills necessary for the signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union, which are provided by the action plan for the implementation of visa free regime, acting director of the press service of the Foreign Ministry Yevhen Perebyinis told a briefing.
He noted that the Foreign Ministry had repeatedly expressed its position regarding the importance to adopt appropriate laws provided by the action plan in the context of preparation for the signing of the Association Agreement.
“Therefore, we believe that early adoption of these laws is very urgent and important,” Perebyinis said.

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Estonian Prime Minister to visit Ukraine soon

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News / 9 April 2013 | 15:12

Estonian Prime Minister to visit Ukraine soon

Estonian Prime Minister to visit Ukraine soon

Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip will be on official visit to Ukraine on April 11-12, acting director of the Foreign Ministry Information Policy Department Yevhen Perebyinis told a briefing.
During the visit, the head of the Estonian government will meet with President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and incomes and fees minister Oleksandr Klimenko.
During the visit, an agreement will be signed between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Estonia on the accommodation of diplomatic missions of Ukraine in Estonia and those of Republic of Estonia in Ukraine.

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FM recommends Ukrainians not to go to Angola

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News / 9 April 2013 | 14:58

FM recommends Ukrainians not to go to Angola

FM recommends Ukrainians not to go to Angola

The Foreign Ministry recommends the Ukrainian citizens not to travel to Angola due to worsening of epidemic situation, acting director of the press service of the Foreign Ministry Yevhen Perebyinis told a briefing.
“The epidemic situation has worsened in Angola because of rains. In particular, during the last week six cases of dengue fever were registered in the capital Luanda,” he said.
According to Perebyinis, the number of cholera and typhoid fever has greatly increased, and malaria is rapidly spreading.
In this case, the Foreign Ministry advises the citizens, who plan to go to Angola, to be cautious during their stay in the country and to visit a doctor after returning to Ukraine.

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