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    Ukraine`s 2017 draft budget tabled in Verkhovna Rada
    Sep16

    Ukraine`s 2017 draft budget tabled in Verkhovna Rada

    A bill on the national budget for 2017 has been tabled in parliament. Respective bill No. 5000 was posted on the parliament`s website. At the same time, there is neither text of the document nor addenda available on the website. In keeping with the budget resolution for 2017, the Ukrainian government plans to set the minimum wages at the same...

    EU is at risk of losing legal battle with Yanukovych – DW
    Sep16

    EU is at risk of losing legal battle with Yanukovych – DW

    The Ukranian ex-president, Viktor Yanukovych is suing against EU sanctions at the European Court of Justice. Even if the verdict falls in his favor, his bank account will remain inaccessible in the near future, according to Deutsche Welle. Since fleeing to Russia two years ago, the Ukrainian ex-President has gone underground and his only...

    Danes chosen to lead EU’s new $18 million program against corruption in Ukraine – The Washington Post
    Sep16

    Danes chosen to lead EU’s new $18 million program against corruption in Ukraine – The Washington Post

    Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen says his country has been chosen to lead the European Union`s new 16 million-euro ($18 million) program against corruption in Ukraine, according to The Washington Post. Jensen says he will make the official announcement during a visit to Kyiv on Friday, together with EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes...

    Russia not yet notified of being taken to International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea by Ukraine – media
    Sep16

    Russia not yet notified of being taken to International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea by Ukraine – media

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says Russia has not yet received any notifications from Kyiv that Ukraine filed a lawsuit at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), according to Russian news agency TASS. ”We`ve heard statements Ukraine has handed over to us a notification it is filing a lawsuit at the...

    Coking coal supplies to Ukrainian coke plants increased by 18% in 2016
    Sep16

    Coking coal supplies to Ukrainian coke plants increased by 18% in 2016

    Supplies of coking coals to Ukrainian coke plants in January-August increased by 18% year-over-year (y-o-y), to 11.9 million tonnes, according to Metalurgprom industrial association. Supplies of domestic coal in the reporting period amounted to 4.1 million tonnes, an increase of 8%, while supplies of imported coal stood at 7.8 million tonnes,...

    Refinancing rate to be lowered to 15% per annum – NBU
    Sep16

    Refinancing rate to be lowered to 15% per annum – NBU

    The National Bank of Ukraine has decided to lower the refinancing rate by 0.5 percentage points, or to 15%, per annum. The decision comes into effect September 16, the regulator told UNIAN. ”The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine has decided to lower its refinancing rate to 15% per annum from September 16,” a statement...

    The human rights situation in eastern Ukraine worsening – UN
    Sep16

    The human rights situation in eastern Ukraine worsening – UN

    A new UN report released on Thursday describes the deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine, as a result of escalating hostilities between June and August, and the continued disregard for the protection of civilians by both sides of the conflict. The report, which covers the period from mid-May to mid-August, shows a 66%...

    Ukraine starts legal proceedings to contest Russian transit embargo in WTO
    Sep16

    Ukraine starts legal proceedings to contest Russian transit embargo in WTO

    Ukraine has started the procedure within the framework of the World Trade Organization to challenge the decision of the Russian Government to impose an embargo on the transit of Ukrainian goods via the Russian territory toward third states, in particular Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. According to the press service of the Ministry of Economic...

    EU court confirms Yanukovych asset freeze for 12 months from March 6, 2015
    Sep16

    EU court confirms Yanukovych asset freeze for 12 months from March 6, 2015

    The General Court of the European Union has confirmed the freezing of funds of three Ukrainians, one being Viktor Yanukovych, the former President of Ukraine, for the period from March 6, 2015 until March 6, 2016. The decision concerns Viktor Yanukovych, one of his sons Oleksandr Yanukovych, and Andriy Klyuyev, who headed President Yanukovych`s...

    EU prolongs for 6 mths sanctions over violation of Ukraine`s sovereignty
    Sep16

    EU prolongs for 6 mths sanctions over violation of Ukraine`s sovereignty

    The European Union has adopted the decision to prolong for another six months the sanctions imposed against 146 individuals and 37 companies for the violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, the EU Council told a UNIAN correspondent in Brussels. The decision was taken without discussion, by written procedure. As UNIAN...

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