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Tombinsky: MPs should preserve determination in coming weeks

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News / 6 September 2013 | 16:52

Tombinsky: MPs should preserve determination in coming weeks

Tombinsky: MPs should preserve determination in coming weeks

The first week of work of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine after the summer break has proved possibility of reaching a consensus among the various political forces for the adoption of legislation in the field of European integration. This is stated in the statement of the European Union Ambassador Jan Tombinsky on the results of vote in the Parliament this week, the EU Delegation in Ukraine informs.
“However, the same mobilization is required in the coming weeks to complete the remaining work,” he said.
According to him, the Party of Regions, Batkivshchyna, UDAR and Svoboda have shown determination to take the necessary laws and reform that “makes Ukraine’s desire to sign the Association Agreement with the EU is more plausible”.
“More than 350 votes in favor of the necessary laws are the best answer to those who question the political will of Ukraine to demonstrate tangible progress in reforms. So, a very important step in the direction of the signing of the Association Agreement in Vilnius in late November, was made,” Tombinsky summed up.

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Growth of hryvnia deposits to increase investment in Ukraine’s economy

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News / 6 September 2013 | 16:35

Growth of hryvnia deposits to increase investment in Ukraine's economy

Growth of hryvnia deposits to increase investment in Ukraine’s economy

There is an opportunity to invest in the Ukrainian economy more money due to the growth of hryvnia deposits, senior lecturer at the University of Glasgow Wang Hong Liu said in exclusive comments to BTB channel.
He stressed that the increase in number of long-term deposits indicates that Ukrainians trust the local currency more than foreign. This will also stabilize and improve the economy of the country. Such long-term deposits will help improve the liquidity situation of banks.

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Experts: Pseudo-credit unions operate in Ukraine

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News / 6 September 2013 | 16:14

Experts: Pseudo-credit unions operate in Ukraine

Experts: Pseudo-credit unions operate in Ukraine

There are about 50 pseudo-credit unions in Ukraine, president of the All-Ukrainian Association of Credit Unions Viktoria Volkovska told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
According to the expert, most of them are even excluded from the state register of financial institutions, they are deprived of the right to provide financial services. However, cases of depositors left without money, are still not resolved,” she said.
However, she added that now a special commission works to make up a register of defrauded investors.
President of the National Association of Credit Unions Petro Kozynets specified that out of 50 unions, 30% belong to the so-called pseudo-unions. According to the specialist, today among 600 credit unions existing in the country there are several dozens of pseudo-unions. “My personal opinion is that we have to solve this problem legislatively,” Kozynets said.

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Rospotrebnadzor to approve four more Ukrainian labs

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News / 6 September 2013 | 15:50

Rospotrebnadzor to approve four more Ukrainian labs

Rospotrebnadzor to approve four more Ukrainian labs

Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) is working on fulfillment of agreements, made during the meeting between Ukrainian agrarian minister Mykola Prysiazhniuk and Rospotrebnadzor chairman Gennadiy Onishchenko.
Thus, on August 23 Ukrainian minister for agrarian policy sent the first package of documents, required for accreditation of Ukrainian Healthcare Ministry laboratories on product quality control. Moreover, the Ukrainian party also delivered propositions on staff of the joint working group and all papers of the state enterprise “All-Ukrainian state research and development center for standardization, metrology, certification and protection of consumers’ rights. 
As of today, another four Ukrainian labs on quality approval certification of Ukrainian goods in accordance with Russian legislation on consumers’ rights have been recognized by the Russian side. The list of labs includes the State research and development institute of laboratory diagnosis and sanitary expertise of the State veterinary and phytosanitary service of Ukraine, Ukrainian lab of quality and safety of agricultural production, State enterprise “Vynnytya research and development center for standardization, metrology and certification” and State enterprise “Cherkassy research and development center for standardization, metrology and certification”. 
Moreover, On August 29 Ukraine sent an invitation for Rospotrebnadzor to inspect Ukrainian confectionary factories within the shortest possible period of time, as well as to specify the parameters of the expertise and inform about the staff of inspectors. 
Ukrainian continues working on fulfilment of agreements, defined by the Protocol on intentions, considering the fact that Ukrainian confectionary industry is an export-oriented sector and its production is exported into 58 countries of the world.

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Azarov wants equal trade balance with China

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News / 6 September 2013 | 15:28

Azarov wants equal trade balance with China

Azarov wants equal trade balance with China

Ukraine intends to equal the balance of trade with China, Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov said at the meeting with a member of the political bureau of the central committee of the Communist Party of China Liu Yunshan, ForUm correspondent reports.
“Last year, our trade turnover exceeded $ 10 billion, but there was a negative balance of trade in China’s favor. Chinese imports exceeded ours by $ 2.5 billion. We have to think together how to equal our trade balance,” he said.
Azarov asked Yunshan to extend Chinese Prime Minister the invitation to visit Ukraine to discuss these issues.
In addition, Azarov recalled that Ukraine and China soon are to sign the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between Ukraine and China and the Program of strategic partnership development between Ukraine and China.
“The signing of these two important bilateral documents will allow laying the foundation for cooperation between the two countries in the coming years. We hope that during the visit of President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych at the end of the year to China, these two documents will be signed,” the Prime Minister said.
According to him, Ukraine is also interested in cooperation with China in aerospace industry.

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Syria has no information of Ukrainians’ involvement in conflict

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News / 6 September 2013 | 15:11

Syria has no information of Ukrainians' involvement in conflict

Syria has no information of Ukrainians’ involvement in conflict

The Syrian Embassy in Ukraine has no official information about involvement of Ukrainians in combat operations in the country, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic in Ukraine Mohamed Said Akil told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
“We have no official information on participation of Ukrainians (in hostilities – Ed.) in Syria. This information has been published in many Ukrainian media. There were even named names, and the copies of passports of some of them. This is not my information, this is information of the Ukrainian press,” the diplomat said.
He noted that his speech at the press conference on Wednesday should not be considered as an official statement.
“It was not a statement. I said then: “We have heard …,” he said.
When asked by reporters: “What do you mean – we have heard?” the ambassador replied: “from the media”.

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EU counts on consolidation of Ukraine’s political forces after Association signing

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News / 6 September 2013 | 14:55

EU counts on consolidation of Ukraine's political forces after Association signing

EU counts on consolidation of Ukraine’s political forces after Association signing

European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule stated that Ukraine should do everything to continue the constructive cooperation of political forces, which can be seen today during preparation for the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU, after its signing, he said during a meeting with chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Rybak in Vilnius (Lithuania) with the participation of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, vice President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton, the press service of the Verkhovna Rada reports.
According to the report, Ashton appreciated the work done by the Parliament during the last plenary week. She expressed gratitude to the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada for his personal contribution to the organization of the work of Parliament.
Rybak stressed that the cooperation with the EU is a consolidating factor for the Ukrainian society. “The European choice is a common basis of the political program of leading parliamentary forces, as well as a link that unites the Ukrainian society,” he said.
He assured that “the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is ready to take into account all recommendations to bring the national legislation in line with the EU standards and the agreement ratification in a short time after its signing.”
Rybak recalled that this week the deputies considered seven bills on European integration and resolved the issue on elections in troubled constituencies.

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PR not yet decided on candidates in troubled constituencies

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News / 6 September 2013 | 14:40

PR not yet decided on candidates in troubled constituencies

PR not yet decided on candidates in troubled constituencies

Chairman of the Party of Regions faction Oleksandr Yefremov does not know names of the candidates, who will be nominated for the parliamentary elections in five troubled constituencies, he told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.
“Certainly, we have our own candidates in each constituency. But I do no know their names, as this is a matter of regional and city organizations,” Yefremov said.

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