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Party of Regions wants to amend AA

Posted by the Editor on December 3, 2013


News / 3 December 2013 | 17:00

Party of Regions wants to amend AA

Party of Regions wants to amend AA

A draft resolution “On the need to amend the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement to protect the institute of the family and traditional values in Ukraine” has been registered in the Parliament.
Authors of the draft are six members of the Party of Regions faction – Vadym Kolesnichenko, Andriy Derkach, Dmytro Shentsev, Olena Bondarenko, Oleg Tsarev, Serhiy Kivalov.
The document is registered under 3722 of 3 December 2013.
The text of the bill is not available on the Parliament’s web site.

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Prysiazhniuk: Agricultural export geography to expand

Posted by the Editor on December 3, 2013


News / 3 December 2013 | 16:57

Prysiazhniuk: Agricultural export geography to expand

Prysiazhniuk: Agricultural export geography to expand

Ukraine is one of the three countries in the world with the largest prospects for substantial increase of agricultural production. Therefore, in the next five years our country will be able to significantly expand the geography of agricultural products’ export, particularly to the Middle and Far East, the Gulf countries and the European Union. This was announced by Mykola Prysiazhniuk, Ukraine’s Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, the Information-Analytical Bulletin of the cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reports.
According to the UN data in the years to come, three countries will be able to dynamically increase the volume of agricultural production: Ukraine, Russia and Brazil. In Brazil, the production is growing due to the tropical deforestation, which is not perceived favorably by environmentalists and the global community. For Russia, despite the considerable agricultural potential, the main goal at this stage is to overcome the dependence on imports and the saturation of the domestic market. 
Ukraine remains the most promising for the international market.
Domestic producers can get new markets only due to the increase of production volumes. Analysts predict that in the near future the EU will be forced to reduce support of its farmers because the budget will not be able to cope with the load. This measure will reduce the production, which will promote greater openness of European markets for Ukrainian producers. Logistical integration of Ukraine into the EU transport corridors will also become an important factor.
The government has already enhanced the efforts to reconstruct a series of line and port elevators, it is also planned to build portside elevator at  Illichovsk. The Ministry of Agrarian Policy expects the development of the state river fleet to become an important element of the national logistics infrastructure improvements.

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FM explains recalling of Ukraine’s consul in Istanbul

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News / 3 December 2013 | 16:46

FM explains recalling of Ukraine's consul in Istanbul

FM explains recalling of Ukraine’s consul in Istanbul

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry recalled Ukraine’s Consul General in Istanbul Bohdan Yaremenko because his diplomatic mission had finished, the ministry says, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“[Yaremenko] was recalled from a long posting abroad because his term was complete,” deputy director of the information policy department of the Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry Vasyl Zvarych said at a briefing.
He said that usually a long-term posting for a diplomat is four years, while Yaremenko has been abroad for five years.
“But it doesn’t mean that he’ll be dismissed,” Zvarych added.
As reported, Ukraine’s Consul General in Istanbul Bohdan Yaremenko was recalled to Kyiv after he sharply criticized on his page in Facebook the actions of the Berkut special police service while dispersing EuroMaidan protesters.
Earlier Kozhara accused Yaremenko of breaking his civil service oath and demanded that he return to Ukraine by December 7.

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Mykola Azarov: EU agrees to consider financial compensations to Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on December 3, 2013


News / 3 December 2013 | 16:40

Mykola Azarov: EU agrees to consider financial compensations to Ukraine

Mykola Azarov: EU agrees to consider financial compensations to Ukraine

Prime Minister declares that the European Union agrees to consider providing financial compensations to Ukraine. He announced during a plenary sitting of the Parliament on December 3, the government’s portal informs.
“Yesterday in my presence the President of Ukraine has a long telephone conversation with the President of European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso. We agreed that we would continue negotiations in terms of conditions of concluding the Agreements on Association and FTA. This is the fate of Ukraine, its future. Both the European Commission and the European Union agree to consider issues of financial compensation to Ukraine. We just have to survive in this complicated struggle,” Mykola Azarov said.
According to him, the following week a Ukraine’s delegation will be sent to Brussels to negotiate financial compensation of Ukraine by the EU side. “Just yesterday J. Barroso gave instructions to the Head of EU delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski concerning organization of this trip”.

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Naftogaz, Gazprom agree to defer gas payment

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News / 3 December 2013 | 16:38

Naftogaz, Gazprom agree to defer gas payment

Naftogaz, Gazprom agree to defer gas payment

“Naftogaz Ukraine” and Russian “Gazprom” have agreed to defer payment for gas supplied to Ukrainian consumers in October-December until next spring, Naftogaz Chief Yevhen Bakulin said.
Bakulin noted that Ukraine needed such a delay not to aggravate problematic issues in the regions with gas payments.
“We and “Gazprom” have developed a preliminary agreement. However, there are some questions, which still need settlement. They relate to loans, which we have, and the guarantees offered by the government,” Bakulin said.
Moreover, he specified that Naftogaz debt to Gazprom makes $765 million for gas, pumped in August, but it will be paid off in the short term. 
Naftogaz CEO informed that the government planned to settle the issue by December 7, but due to mass protests and blocking of the Cabinet, the work has been suspended. “In this respect, we have appealed to Gazprom to understand the situation and not to do any drastic actions,” Bakulin said.

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Euromaidan protesters called on to go to President’s Administration

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News / 3 December 2013 | 16:26

 Euromaidan protesters called on to go to President's Administration

Euromaidan protesters called on to go to President’s Administration

Leader of the “Batkivshchyna” faction Arseniy Yatseniuk urged the protesters in Maidan to go and to block the Administration of the President until the Head of signs the decree on dismissal of the government of Mykola Azarov and announces early elections. 
“Our task is to go to the Presidential Administration, and urge Viktor Yanukovych to sign the decree and declare early elections. We march a peaceful column to the Administration. The people will stand near the Administration until the decision on dismissal of Azarov and early elections are taken,” Yatseniuk said.

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Stable operation of utility systems made a priority

Posted by the Editor on December 3, 2013


News / 3 December 2013 | 16:12

Stable operation of utility systems made a priority

Stable operation of utility systems made a priority

Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Vilkul has instructed oblast governors, city mayors, heads of enterprises of Teplokommunenergo, water, gas, electricity, road facilities and state emergency services officials to ensure the stable operation of life support systems, the Information-Analytical Bulletin of the cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reports.
The authorities assume possible provocations by protesters during peaceful protests that are taking place in the capital. 
Managers must take personal control over the operation of municipal systems and switch to 24-hour duty and ensure round-the-clock watch of emergency teams. They must also provide necessary assistance, if required, and promptly report any problems to the central control office of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services.
At the same time, experts of the Ministry of Revenue and Duties believe the organizations must maintain all utility systems in the apartments and homes of ordinary citizens, as well as stable operation of government agencies. “We have no moral right to jeopardize the inflow of stable income that is used to finance the work of the state, local communities. It is our responsibility to society. Our actions should be as open and transparent as possible. The Ministry of Revenue and Duties has been remains outside of politics,” Minister Oleksander Klimenko said. 
It is especially important so both the population and the businesses could smoothly implement their civic duties and rights.

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Yefremov: Party of Regions supporters go to Kyiv

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News / 3 December 2013 | 16:00

Yefremov: Party of Regions supporters go to Kyiv

Yefremov: Party of Regions supporters go to Kyiv

Party of Regions welcomes peaceful assemblies, leader of the Party of Regions faction Oleksandr Yefremov told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports. 
“We have always had a positive attitude to peaceful actions. It is the right of people – to come out and express their point of view. No one can deprive people of this right. However, if someone initiates gathering of a lot of people, they should be aware of their responsibilities. They are responsible for maintaining order,” he said.
Yefremov noted that serious questions have never been solved at rallies, and all negotiations are conducted at a round table.
“We decided to gather people to a rally this morning, so that our point of view is heard in Kyiv. Our supporters are just approaching. In addition, there are people who secure protection to avoid provocations,” he said.

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