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Salaries of state employees to rise in 2014

Posted by the Editor on August 27, 2013


News / 27 August 2013 | 16:45

Salaries of state employees to rise in 2014

Salaries of state employees to rise in 2014

Law on civil service, which will come into force on January 1, 2014, provides the revision of wages of state employees, chairman of the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service Vyacheslav Tolkovanov told a press conference.
According to him, the new law establishes a minimum salary of civil servants at the level of two minimum wages that means double 1147 UAH.
However, according to the official, the issue of increasing of wages will be addressed comprehensively. 

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Melnyk’s location established

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News / 27 August 2013 | 16:29

Melnyk's location established

Melnyk’s location established

Law enforcement agencies have established the location of former rector of the National University of the State Tax Service Petro Melnyk and are preparing for his arrest and extradition to Ukraine, interior minister of Ukraine Vitaly Zakharchenko told journalists.
“Location of Melnyk has been established. Now officers conduct appropriate procedure for his further extradition to Ukraine. Our colleagues are now involved in his arrest, so I won’t say where he is. He is not in Ukraine,” Zakharchenko said.
 
The minister recalled that it was possible to establish his location thanks to putting Melnyk on international wanted list through Interpol.

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Ukrainian schoolchildren prefer learn English and German

Posted by the Editor on August 27, 2013


News / 27 August 2013 | 16:13

Ukrainian schoolchildren prefer learn English and German

Ukrainian schoolchildren prefer learn English and German

52% of schoolchildren of the 5th grade chose to learn German as the second foreign language, 23% – Russian, education and science minister of Ukraine Dmytro Tabachnyk told a press conference.
Tabachnyk noted that starting from this academic year, fifth grade students begin studies according to the new standards and programs.
So, they will study two foreign languages and computer science. The minister said that according to current data, English as the second foreign language to study was selected by 7.5% of pupils, German – 52%, Russian – little more than 23%, French – 14%, Polish – 1.6%, and Spanish – 1 2%.
At the same time, 91.5% of the children will learn English as the first foreign language.

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Lausanne court completes hearing of Metalist complaint

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News / 27 August 2013 | 15:57

Lausanne court completes hearing of Metalist complaint

Lausanne court completes hearing of Metalist complaint

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne has completed a hearing of a complaint lodged by FC Metalist Kharkiv against the club’s disqualification from European competitions, the club’s vice-president, Kostiantyn Pyvovarov, has said, Interfax reports.
“The hearing is over. A decision will be made tomorrow [on Wednesday] morning,” he wrote on his page on Facebook.
Earlier, the club’s vice-president said that Greece’s PAOK is a third party in the hearing.
“PAOK is a third party in the hearing. They have a very good lawyer. And they are even more active in the position against us than UEFA. It’s unpleasant,” Pyvovarov said.

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Tabachnyk: Queues to kindergartens decrease slowly

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News / 27 August 2013 | 15:39

Tabachnyk: Queues to kindergartens decrease slowly

Tabachnyk: Queues to kindergartens decrease slowly

As of August 1, there are 16 thousand 553 pre-school institutions in Ukraine, but queues to them decrease very slowly, education and science minister of Ukraine Dmytro Tabachnyk told a press conference.
“The number of working kindergartens has increased by 1400, compared with the beginning of 2010. 1.5 million children will get pre-school education there,” he said.
The minister noted that the coverage with pre-primary education increased from 53% to 93.5%.
Thus, according to Tabachnyk, the number of children in kindergartens in three years increased by 227 thousand.
At the same time, the minister said that the queues to kindergartens decrease very slowly. Therefore, it is necessary to create additional 100 thousand seats for children of pre-school children age in this and the following years, Tabachnyk said.

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Ukraine reduces wage arrears

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News / 27 August 2013 | 15:20

Ukraine reduces wage arrears

Ukraine reduces wage arrears

The volume of wage arrears in Ukraine decreased in July of 2013 compared to June by 4.2 million UAH (0.4%), and as of July 1, it totaled 985.4 million UAH, the State Statistics Service reported.
Thus, the debt of economically active enterprises amounts to 53.5% of the total volume of debt, the debt of bankrupt companies – 41.3%.
The largest amount of debt was recorded in Donetsk (157.3 million UAH) and Kyiv (152.1 million UAH) regions, the lowest – in Chernivtsi region (110 thousand UAH).

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Weather in Ukraine to worsen sharply

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News / 27 August 2013 | 15:03

Weather in Ukraine to worsen sharply

Weather in Ukraine to worsen sharply

Cyclonic formations and atmospheric fronts will determine weather in Ukraine in the coming week, deputy director of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center Anatoly Prokopenko said, the Center’s press office informs.
“There will be rains of varying intensity throughout the entire territory of Ukraine, but most of them will be in the western, central, northern regions, and in Odesa and Mykolayiv regions,” he said.
In particular, he said, afternoon rain, sometimes storms are expected on August 27 in the central regions.  No significant rainfalls are expected in the northern regions and Crimea.
August 28, rainfall is expected only in the southern and eastern regions of Ukraine. Night temperature will be 8-10 , day – 18-23 above zero, Prokopenko added.
“The most difficult weather conditions will be on August 29. A small cyclone will move across the central and northern regions of Ukraine from Moldova, and will bring bad weather. On the whole territory of Ukraine, except the east, Azov and the Crimea, rain and thunderstorms are expected, and in some areas there may be hail and gusts of 15-20 m/s. The night temperature will be 11-16 , the day – 14-20 above zero,” Prokopenko summed up.

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Yanukovych considers Ukrainians abroad influential force

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News / 27 August 2013 | 14:45

Yanukovych considers Ukrainians abroad influential force

Yanukovych considers Ukrainians abroad influential force

Ukraine considers Ukrainian community abroad to be influential force promoting the establishment of its positive international image, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said during a meeting with the president of the Ukrainian World Congress Yevhen Choliy, the President’s press office informs.
“It is important that the Ukrainians abroad, united in the Congress, have the ability to not only feel the situation in Ukraine, but also have some influence,” he said.
Yanukovych congratulated Choliy on 22nd anniversary of Independence of Ukraine and successful holding of the Tenth World Congress of Ukrainians. The President wished success in further work for the benefit of the Ukrainian community abroad.
Choliy thanked Yanukovych for the meeting and congratulations to the Congress. According to the president of the Ukrainian World Congress, the tenth congress brought together more than 500 representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora from more than thirty countries around the world.

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