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Mortality rate decreased in Ukrainian orphanages

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News / 30 May 2013 | 16:46

Mortality rate decreased in Ukrainian orphanages

Mortality rate decreased in Ukrainian orphanages

During the years of independence, mortality rate in Ukrainian orphanages has decreased by 4.5 times, healthcare minister Rayisa Bohatyriova said during a video conference “Ask a minister”, ForUm correspondent reports.

“Thanks to the consistent activities in relation to child abandonment, the introduction of a new, family-oriented social model of children’s homes, our country since independence has the following characteristics. The mortality rate in orphanages has decreased 4.5 times. Number of children, transferred to other orphanages has decreased by half. Reintegration of children from Healthcare Ministry orphanages in a family environment has increased by 17%,” the minister said.

Bohatyriova added during these years, the number of children abandoned by their parents in maternity hospitals has reduced three times. In 2004, number of such parents was 1.500, in 2012 – 566.

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Protasiewicz thanks Yanukovych for contribution to preparations for Association Agreement signing

Posted by the Editor on May 30, 2013


News / 30 May 2013 | 16:30

Protasiewicz thanks Yanukovych for contribution to preparations for Association Agreement signing

Protasiewicz thanks Yanukovych for contribution to preparations for Association Agreement signing

Vice-President of the European Parliament Jacek Protasiewicz expressed gratitude to President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych for his personal contribution to the preparations for the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, ForUm correspondent reports.

“Mr. President, in my own name and on behalf of other members of the European Parliament, I would like to thank you for your personal contribution, thanks to which the process of preparation for the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement continues,” he said.
Vice-President of the European Parliament also extended greetings from European Parliament Martin Schulz to President Yanukovych.

In addition, Protasiewicz noted that release of former interior minister Yuri Lutsenko and former environment minister Heorhiy Filipchuk had positive impact on Ukraine’s relations with the EU.

 

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Yanukovych expects positive decision on Association at Vilnius summit

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News / 30 May 2013 | 16:15

Yanukovych expects positive decision on Association at Vilnius summit

Yanukovych expects positive decision on Association at Vilnius summit

Dialogue with the European Union is very important for Ukraine, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said during a meeting with vice President of the European Parliament Jacek Protasiewicz, ForUm correspondent reports.
“This dialogue with the EU and the European Parliament is very important for us, and we stand for strengthening of these relations,” he said.
According to the President, the efforts of the Ukrainian government focus on issues required to sign an Association Agreement with the EU.
Yanukovych also assured that Ukraine is ready to support the initiative of the Eastern Partnership and to make efforts to deepen cooperation.

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Constitutional Court: Kyiv elections will not be held until 2015

Posted by the Editor on May 30, 2013


News / 30 May 2013 | 16:01

Constitutional Court: Kyiv elections will not be held until 2015

Constitutional Court: Kyiv elections will not be held until 2015

According to the Constitutional Court’s decision, which is to be announced on May 30, elections for Kyiv City Council deputies and the head of Kyiv City State Administration have been moved to 2015, Interfax informs.
“The elections in Kyiv will not be held until 2015, neither the mayoral election nor the elections for the city council,” a source in the Constitutional Court told the newspaper.
At a meeting on May 29, the Constitutional Court issued a ruling on the date of elections for Kyiv mayor and Kyiv City Council deputies.
As reported, early elections for Kyiv City Council deputies and Kyiv mayor were held in late May 2008. The five-year term of their powers expires at the end of May 2013. The opposition stated its intention to block the work of Kyiv City Council from June, as the term of its office will expire, and it will be illegitimate.

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EU ready to discuss its partners’ participation in EurAsEC

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News / 30 May 2013 | 15:47

EU ready to discuss its partners' participation in EurAsEC

EU ready to discuss its partners’ participation in EurAsEC

The European Union is ready to hold a dialogue with Moscow on the participation of the EU partners in the policies of the Customs and Eurasian unions. As the EU Delegation to Ukraine reports, it was stated by European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Füle, speaking during the third session of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels on 28 May.

“We are ready to hold a dialogue with our partners and Moscow on those policies of the Eurasian and Customs unions, which our partners may be involved in, without questioning the content of the negotiations on Association Agreements,” the commissioner said.

In particular, when speaking about relations with Russia and the Customs Union, Füle stressed the need “for strengthening and enhancing exchange of views” with the country.

He recalled the proposal to strengthen contacts between the European Commission and the Eurasian Union on the most topical issues, in particular relating to the regulatory framework. “We are very interested in the regulatory work of the European Union to be compatible with the one, which the Eurasian Union conducts,” Füle stressed.

 

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Boryspil airport hopes to increase passenger flow this year

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News / 30 May 2013 | 15:30

Boryspil airport hopes to increase passenger flow this year

Boryspil airport hopes to increase passenger flow this year

In 2013, the Boryspil international airport hopes to improve the financial results of the company, CEO of state-owned enterprise Anton Volov told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
“We think that by the end of 2013, we will improve our financial results. In May, the overall drop in passenger flow decreased by 2%. Although, if you remember, the Aerosvit airline took 32% of passenger traffic in Boryspil. And the passenger flow decreased only by 2% instead of 32%,” he said.
He noted that this occurred due to the based airlines, which took these flights.
“Number of the rest of air carriers is increasing, because, in fact, the aviation market is growing,” he summed up.

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Bohatyriova concerned about child mortality rate

Posted by the Editor on May 30, 2013


News / 30 May 2013 | 15:14

Bohatyriova concerned about child mortality rate

Bohatyriova concerned about child mortality rate

Ukraine still has problems in providing children from rural areas with medical assistance and the problem of child mortality rate, healthcare minister Rayisa Bohatyriova said during a video conference “Ask a minister”, ForUm correspondent reports.

“It’s no secret that the city residents have more opportunities to get a safe medical help, and children from rural areas have fewer such opportunities. In 2012, 385 thousand children were given medical aid in the regional children’s hospitals, of whom only 39% were children living in rural areas,” she noted.

Thus, according to Bohatyriova, only 6% of children from villages were treated in the regional children’s hospitals in Donetsk region, 12.7% – in Luhansk, 18.5% – in Kharkiv. At the same time, the figure is almost 67% in Vinnytsia, Poltava, Chernivtsi, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kherson regions.

Bohatyriova also emphasized that she considers unacceptable high levels of infant mortality in the central district, regional and district hospitals. This figure, according to the minister, today is 12-15%.

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Boryspil Airport to solve public catering problem in D terminal

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News / 30 May 2013 | 15:00

Boryspil Airport to solve public catering problem in D terminal

Boryspil Airport to solve public catering problem in D terminal

Mobile meal shops will soon appear in the D terminal of the Boryspil international airport, CEO of state-owned enterprise Anton Volov told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.

“In the near future we will organize mobile meal shops to fully cover the needs of passengers, starting from cold appetizers, ending with hot meals, tea, coffee. While we address the issue of stationary restaurants, we will temporarily solve this problem with these points,” Volov said.

He also added that in fact there are bars and restaurants in D terminal. “When the basic airline did not use this terminal, the needs of passengers in this type of service were met. Now, these needs will increase and we will add mobile meal shops under a temporary scheme,” he stressed.

 

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