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    Nadiia Savchenko abandons Tymoshenko`s Batkivschyna party
    Dec13

    Nadiia Savchenko abandons Tymoshenko`s Batkivschyna party

    Member of Parliament Nadiia Savchenko has left Yulia Tymoshenko`s Batkivschyna party, MP from the party Ivan Krulko told UNIAN. ”Yes, I confirm this,” he said, providing no other details. Savchenko`s press service neither confirmed nor denied this information yet. She was earlier reported to have secretly visited Minsk on December 7. There she...

    Visa-free travel for Ukraine will be available in a few months – Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine
    Dec13

    Visa-free travel for Ukraine will be available in a few months – Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

    Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, Ambassador Hugues Mingarelli says that visa-free travel for Ukraine will be available in a few months, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”European authorities have decided that in a few months, citizens of Ukraine will be able to travel to EU countries without visas. This decision has...

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 26.11 to dollar on interbank market
    Dec13

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 26.11 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Tuesday strengthened to UAH 26.07/26.11 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent. Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 27.6915/27.7340, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    SWIFT confirms new cyber attacks, hacking tactics
    Dec13

    SWIFT confirms new cyber attacks, hacking tactics

    Cyber attacks targeting the global bank transfer system have succeeded in stealing funds since February`s heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank as hackers have become more sophisticated in their tactics, according to a SWIFT official and a previously undisclosed letter the organization sent to banks worldwide, Reuters reported....

    New “Soviet” Union is possible – Mikhail Gorbachev
    Dec13

    New “Soviet” Union is possible – Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev, the first and last president of the USSR, has said that a new Union state is possible, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”The Soviet Union cannot be restored. But a new Union can be established,” he said in an interview with TASS. ”In the former borders, with the same members, on the basis of free will. I think a new Union...

    S&P positive about withdrawal of 80 banking licenses in Ukraine by National Bank of Ukraine
    Dec13

    S&P positive about withdrawal of 80 banking licenses in Ukraine by National Bank of Ukraine

    S&P Global Ratings notes an improvement in Ukraine`s banking sector and says it views positively the withdrawal of 80 banking licenses. ”Conditions in the financial sector have improved but further recovery will be slow due to high credit risk. We view positively the withdrawal of 80 banking licenses due to a lack of transparency regarding...

    United Nations Security Council underlines need for stronger judicial cooperation to combat terrorism
    Dec13

    United Nations Security Council underlines need for stronger judicial cooperation to combat terrorism

    Condemning acts of terrorism and their impact on innocent civilians and on peace and stability, the United Nations Security Council emphasized the need for establishing willful violation of prohibition on financing of terrorist organizations or individual terrorists as serious criminal offenses in national laws and regulations. In...

    Ukrainians are ready not pay bribes in order to stop corruption
    Dec13

    Ukrainians are ready not pay bribes in order to stop corruption

    2016 Global Corruption Barometer survey from Transparency International showed that 29% of Ukrainians are ready to not pay bribes, in order to stop corruption. While according to the previous 2013 Global Corruption Barometer survey (before the Revolution of Dignity) one in three Ukrainians were ready to go to the streets to fight corruption, this...

    The European Parliament may vote for Ukraine visa-free regime on February 1, 2017
    Dec13

    The European Parliament may vote for Ukraine visa-free regime on February 1, 2017

    In the case of a positive completion of the inter-institutional negotiations on granting Ukraine a visa-free regime, the European Parliament may vote this issue February 1 of next year, according to the website of the EP. The website states the approximate date of the plenary session, when the Ukraine visa liberalization issue may be considered,...

    The official hryvnia exchange rate is cut by NBU to UAH 26.17 to dollar
    Dec13

    The official hryvnia exchange rate is cut by NBU to UAH 26.17 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Monday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by 30 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 26.17 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for December 13: $100 costs UAH 2,617.1129 (on December 12, it was UAH...

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