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    Ukrainian Parliament to address to European Parliament this week on visa-free travel for Ukraine
    Oct31

    Ukrainian Parliament to address to European Parliament this week on visa-free travel for Ukraine

    Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy has announced Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada will address to the European Parliament this week regarding a decision on the introduction of visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”I think either on Tuesday or Thursday we can jointly reach a decision and issue...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine fulfils all 144 visa-free travel conditions
    Oct31

    Poroshenko: Ukraine fulfils all 144 visa-free travel conditions

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine has fulfilled all the requirements of the European Union, namely 144 clauses, for securing visa-free travel, according to Ukrainian TV Channel 112. The president says he hopes a visa-free regime will be granted to Ukraine before November 24. ”Ukraine has fulfilled all 144 requirements for the...

    German EU commissioner accused of racism after remarks about Chinese
    Oct31

    German EU commissioner accused of racism after remarks about Chinese

    Germany`s EU commissioner has tried to play down remarks about Chinese and gay marriage that critics described as clearly racist and discriminatory, Reuters reported. In a speech to businessmen held in Hamburg last week, Guenther Oettinger, the senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s conservative party, used the derogatory term Schlitzaugen...

    Updated Ukrainian sanctions against Russia take effect as of Oct 31
    Oct31

    Updated Ukrainian sanctions against Russia take effect as of Oct 31

    Presidential order No. 467/2016, which enacts a resolution by the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) on the prolongation of earlier introduced anti-Russian sanctions for another 12 months and the introduction of additional sanctions against new companies and individuals, became effective on October 31. The presidential order was signed...

    Georgians vote in second-round parliamentary elections
    Oct31

    Georgians vote in second-round parliamentary elections

    Georgians have gone to the polls on October 30 for a second round of parliamentary elections to decide the outcome of one-third of the seats in the 150-seat legislature, according to Radio Liberty. The ruling Georgian Dream party took 67 of the parliament`s seats in voting three weeks ago, but no candidate received a majority of first-round votes...

    Pro-EU candidate pushes Moldova into runoff vote
    Oct31

    Pro-EU candidate pushes Moldova into runoff vote

    Moscow-friendly Socialist Igor Dodon on Sunday garnered nearly 49% of the vote in Moldova`s first direct presidential election in decades, according to official preliminary results, Deutsche Welle reported. Voter turnout was 48.92%, reported the electoral commission after polling booths closed at 21:00 (19:00 UTC), DW wrote. ”This day is...

    Oil falls as non-OPEC yet to pledge concrete output steps
    Oct31

    Oil falls as non-OPEC yet to pledge concrete output steps

    Oil prices extended declines on Monday after non-OPEC producers made no specific commitment to join OPEC in limiting oil output levels to prop up prices, suggesting they wanted the oil producing group to solve its differences first, according to Reuters. Officials and experts from OPEC countries and non-OPEC nations including Azerbaijan, Brazil,...

    International monitor quietly drops drone surveillance of Ukraine war
    Oct31

    International monitor quietly drops drone surveillance of Ukraine war

    The European security organization tasked with monitoring deadly violence between government forces and Russian-separatists forces in eastern Ukraine has lost its most effective surveillance tool in the conflict: long-range unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, according to the Foreign Policy (FP) website. ”The long-range drone program was crucial...

    Russia sends submarines to Syria
    Oct30

    Russia sends submarines to Syria

    Three attack submarines armed with state-of-the-art cruise missiles have joined a Russian naval taskforce heading towards Syria, raising fears that President Putin is set to order a final devastating attack on Aleppo, according to The Sunday Times. The Royal Navy has been tracking two nuclear-powered Akula-class boats and a diesel-powered...

    E-declaration in Ukraine: Head of State Tax Service declared $1,16M & EUR 450,000 in cash, Finance Minister – $155,000 in cash
    Oct30

    E-declaration in Ukraine: Head of State Tax Service declared $1,16M & EUR 450,000 in cash, Finance Minister – $155,000 in cash

    Ukraine`s Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk has filled the e-declaration of assets, which is now available on the website of the Unified State Registry of e-declarations. According to the document filled, Danyliuk owns a land plot of 984 square meters and a 290 square meter house in the village of Vyshenky near Kyiv. However, the property is...

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