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    BBC scrutinizes Ukraine`s Paralympic success
    Sep15

    BBC scrutinizes Ukraine`s Paralympic success

    While producing its worst ever performance at the Rio Olympics last month, Ukraine becomes a world superpower once the Paralympics start, according to the BBC. ”Sixth in Athens in 2004, they finished fourth at both Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Now they are poised to go one better, sitting a comfortable third in the medal table in Rio,” Ben...

    Juncker reiterates need for EU`s single defense headquarters
    Sep15

    Juncker reiterates need for EU`s single defense headquarters

    President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker advocates the need for establishing the single defense headquarters of the European Union. ”Europe needs to toughen up. Nowhere is this truer than in our defense policy. Europe can no longer afford to piggy-back on the military might of others or let France alone defend its honor in Mali,”...

    France`s FM Ayrault: Important to grant special status to Donbas
    Sep15

    France`s FM Ayrault: Important to grant special status to Donbas

    France`s Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault stresses the need for the adoption of a law on local elections in Donbas and insists it is important to grant special status to the region, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”It is important to pass a draft bill on local elections in Donbas and give special status to that region,” he said at a joint...

    Visa-free travel for Ukraine at final decision stage – EU Commissioner Hahn
    Sep14

    Visa-free travel for Ukraine at final decision stage – EU Commissioner Hahn

    EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn has assured Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy that EU visa-free travel for Ukraine is at the stage of final decision. ”European Commissioner Hahn has assured that the issue of granting Ukraine visa-free regime is at the stage of final decision,”...

    Germany`s Foreign Minister Steinmeier brings pledge from Moscow: Donbas separatists will cease fire at midnight
    Sep14

    Germany`s Foreign Minister Steinmeier brings pledge from Moscow: Donbas separatists will cease fire at midnight

    Germany`s Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier says he has arrived in Kyiv with the pledge from Moscow – Donbas separatists will cease fire at midnight on September 15 and the ceasefire will last for at least seven days, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”We came to Kyiv with the pledge from Moscow that the separatists` weapons...

    Ukrainian Government asks Rada to OK bill on recovering $1.5 bln of assets stolen by Yanukovych team
    Sep14

    Ukrainian Government asks Rada to OK bill on recovering $1.5 bln of assets stolen by Yanukovych team

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has submitted for consideration of the Verkhovna Rada a draft law on special confiscation, which, if adopted, will help return to the state budget $1.5 billion of assets seized from the criminals from the previous government. The corresponding decision was taken at a government meeting on Wednesday, September...

    National Bank of Ukraine: major banks recapitalized by UAH 108 bln
    Sep14

    National Bank of Ukraine: major banks recapitalized by UAH 108 bln

    Based on the results of the diagnostic survey of top 20 banks, conducted by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in 2015, the largest banking institutions had taken measures to implement the program of recapitalization with the total volume of UAH 108 billion as of September 1, 2016. The banks can perform a capitalization program, both through the...

    How money siphoned off from Ukraine ends up in Latvia`s national budget
    Sep14

    How money siphoned off from Ukraine ends up in Latvia`s national budget

    A Latvian court has ruled to seize and transfer to the state budget EUR 50 million of funds siphoned off from Ukraine and laundered through Latvian banks by former high-ranking officials, Ukraine Today reported citing Latvian media. In autumn 2014 then Prosecutor General of Ukraine Vitaliy Yarema announced that $49.3 million of former Deputy...

    Ukraine PM advocates for increasing EU quotas on Ukrainian agri-exports
    Sep14

    Ukraine PM advocates for increasing EU quotas on Ukrainian agri-exports

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has been advocating during his meetings with European officials for the increase of EU quotas on Ukrainian farm produce, which are set by the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine. ”I have discussed this issue with EU Commissioner [Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations] Hahn, the...

    Ukrainian Ex-Finance Minister Kolobov may make plea deal: Lutsenko
    Sep14

    Ukrainian Ex-Finance Minister Kolobov may make plea deal: Lutsenko

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko admits that former Ukrainian Finance Minister Yuriy Kolobov, who is now under criminal investigation, will make a plea bargain with the law enforcers. ”Mr. Kolobov has managed to have his name taken off the wanted list through the court. At the moment, his lawyer is in contact with the PGO and the...

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