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PR sees no grounds for interior minister dismissal

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News / 2 July 2013 | 16:52

PR sees no grounds for interior minister dismissal

PR sees no grounds for interior minister dismissal

Event in Mykolayiv region will not lead to dismissal of interior minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko, MP from the Party of Regions faction Volodymyr Oliynyk told journalists, ForUm correspondent reports.

“Grounds (for dismissal – Ed.) arise when there is no adequate response. The minister showed adequate reaction. He dismissed senior police management in the region. Prosecutor General dismissed district prosecutor for the improper control, perhaps, he did it right – now there is an official investigation,” Oliynyk said.

He added that Zakharchenko can not be held personally responsible for the work of all police officers in Ukraine.

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Epidemiological Service concerned about enteroviral infection growth in Russia

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News / 2 July 2013 | 16:39

Epidemiological Service concerned about enteroviral infection growth in Russia

Epidemiological Service concerned about enteroviral infection growth in Russia

The State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Ukraine is concerned about the growth of enteroviral infections in the Russian Federation.

“We are concerned about increase in incidence of enteroviral infections in the neighboring country. It is an infection of the intestinal group, but one of the main symptoms of such an infection, one of the trends of the disease is serous meningitis. That is, disease of the central nervous system,” deputy chairman of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Ukraine Oleksandr Kravchuk told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.

In Ukraine, according to Kravchuk, isolated cases of enteroviral infection were registered as of today.

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Expert: Agrarians will benefit much from Association with EU

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News / 2 July 2013 | 16:23

Expert: Agrarians will benefit much from Association with EU

Expert: Agrarians will benefit much from Association with EU

Signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement will have the least impact on metallurgical and chemical industries, research director of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting Veronika Movchan said, ForUm correspondent reports.

“The metallurgical industry will not benefit much from the signing of this Agreement, the impact on this sector of the economy will be neutral. Minor changes will be also in chemical industry,” she said.

Expert added that signing of the Agreement will extend the opportunity of cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in the mining and metallurgical complex, and give an opportunity to compensate for the rise in prices of raw materials in connection with the liquidation of export taxes by using an additional fee.

Movchan also noted that association with the EU will influence more positively agro-industrial complex, as the industry provides for the establishment of zero import duties on the import of Ukrainian products to the EU.

In addition, the agreement expands the cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in the development of rural areas.

According to Movchan, Ukrainian machine-building will also enjoy positive changes, in particular through the harmonization of technical barriers in trade. “This will help to raise prices for the products of mechanical engineering, but on the other hand it will provide a significant level of safety of these products,” she noted.

The expert also noted that the agreement provides for special protective measures for motor-car construction, which would protect this sector of the economy from the growth of imports during 10-15 years and help to maintain the level of import tariffs.

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National Financial Commission opens service center in Kyiv

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News / 2 July 2013 | 16:08

National Financial Commission opens service center in Kyiv

National Financial Commission opens service center in Kyiv

Creation of a service center of the National Commission on carrying out state regulation in the sphere of financial services will ensure openness and transparency of work of the Commission before the market participants and consumers, head of the National Commission on carrying out state regulation in the sphere of financial services Borys Vizirov said at the opening of the service center in Kyiv, ForUm correspondent reports.
According to the official, activities of this center will allow cooperating with market participants under one-stop shop principle. For the convenience of visitors, the service office is structured for reception area of individuals and legal entities.
He stressed that the Commission aims to increase the confidence in the financial market for the broad masses of the population not to be afraid to deal with it, including not only insurance, but also the construction financing funds, private pension funds, pawn shops and credit unions.
In turn, vice president of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeriy Prokhorenko said that the opening of the service center is a stage, which should be reached by all government agencies involved in administration of certain services.

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Release of biometric passports may start in year-end

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News / 2 July 2013 | 15:52

Release of biometric passports may start in year-end

Release of biometric passports may start in year-end

Pilot projects for the production of biometric passports can be launched at the end of this year or next year, but only under adequate funding, chairman of the State Migration Service Mykola Kovalchuk told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.
“Everything depends on funding,” the head of the Migration Service said.
However, Kovalchuk emphasized that according to the law, the equipment for the production of biometric passports should be in all migrant centers. “Now the equipment is available in 206 centers out of more than 700,” he concluded.

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Health Ministry: Measles incidence goes down

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News / 2 July 2013 | 15:37

Health Ministry: Measles incidence goes down

Health Ministry: Measles incidence goes down

About 30-40 cases of measles are registered on the territory of Ukraine every week, deputy chairman of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Ukraine Oleksandr Kravchuk told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.
“It’s a low level,” he said.
According to Kravchuk, epidemiological potential for measles incidence rise is expected to end in the near future. “It will go down, being virtually zero,” he added.
The expert stressed that the situation with measles is controlled.

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Delay in foreign passport issuance to last till next week

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News / 2 July 2013 | 15:21

Delay in foreign passport issuance to last till next week

Delay in foreign passport issuance to last till next week

The delay in the issuance of foreign passports is temporary and is associated with the change of a manufacturer of passport forms of citizen of Ukraine for traveling abroad, chairman of the State Migration Service Mykola Kovalchuk told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.
He reminded that foreign passport with a polycarbonate page were manufactured in Ukraine since 2007, and during that time the state purchased passport forms at the EDAPS private consortium. However, according to Kovalchuk, the SE “Integrated Printing Plant “Ukraina” made a competition this year.
The head of the Migration Service said that in this connection, on June 26, a tender was conducted, based on which the passport forms were purchased at the Integrated Printing Plant “Ukraina”.
He said that today, around 100 thousand Ukrainians are waiting for their foreign passports.

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Interior Ministry fails to respond to rape in Mykolayiv region timely due to hiding information

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News / 2 July 2013 | 15:09

Interior Ministry fails to respond to rape in Mykolayiv region timely due to hiding information

Interior Ministry fails to respond to rape in Mykolayiv region timely due to hiding information

The Interior Ministry did not timely respond to raping a woman in Mykolayiv region because of hiding information by local police officers, interior minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko said, responding to questions from MPs, ForUm correspondent reports.

“We do not conceal and do not justify such actions. The Interior Ministry is interested in full investigation into this case by the Prosecutor General’s Office. One of the main reasons for that case was irresponsible performance of duties by individual law enforcement officers … The Interior Ministry did not immediately reacted to this event, because 17 thousand reports of violations comes to the police every day,” the minister said.

At the same time Zakharchenko said he condemns storming of the district police department in Mykolayiv region. “Such actions of protest are unacceptable,” he said.

According to him, a meeting, chaired by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, to determine joint actions to solve the crime is scheduled for 3 p.m., today.

 

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