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    Fines for bribery smaller than bribes in Ukraine: Transparency Intl
    Apr09

    Fines for bribery smaller than bribes in Ukraine: Transparency Intl

    Despite the loud statements of the Ukrainian authorities on active corruption counteraction, there is still a significant increase in the amounts of bribes in Ukraine, according to a report by Transparency International Ukraine.”Last year an average size of a bribe was UAH 40,000, while corrupt officials took UAH 30,000 in 2014. Total sum of...

    Iceland coalition wins confidence vote amid Panama leak furor: Blooomberg
    Apr09

    Iceland coalition wins confidence vote amid Panama leak furor: Blooomberg

    Iceland`s government defeated a no-confidence vote triggered by the Panama leaks affair after sacrificing its prime minister to public outrage and promising an early election, according to Bloomberg.As protesters gathered outside parliament for the fifth day of demonstrations, the ruling coalition of Progressive and Independence parties on Friday...

    OSCE SMM says already on ”mirror” patrol near Avdiyivka, Yasinuvata
    Apr09

    OSCE SMM says already on ”mirror” patrol near Avdiyivka, Yasinuvata

    Special monitoring mission in Ukraine of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says it has been conducting ”mirror” patrolling of the area of ??hostilities between the towns of Avdiyivka and Yasinuvata in Donetsk region, according to a posting on the organization`s website.”In response to Ukrainian side call to the OSCE to...

    Nord Stream 2 is a Russian ”Trojan Horse” for EU – Naftogaz CEO
    Apr09

    Nord Stream 2 is a Russian ”Trojan Horse” for EU – Naftogaz CEO

    The construction of the second branch of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline, lobbied by the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, can become Russia`s ”Trojan horse” for the European Union, according to Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev who spoke at the ”Nord Stream 2 – Energy Union at the Crossroads” conference held in the European Parliament this week. ”Like...

    Dmytro Kuleba Ukraine`s new representative to Council of Europe
    Apr09

    Dmytro Kuleba Ukraine`s new representative to Council of Europe

    President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Dmytro Kuleba Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe, according to the president`s website. The corresponding decree was signed by the Head of State on April 9, the president`s press service reported.As UaPosition reported earlier, Kuleba previously held the position of...

    Some ”good news” to come for Savchenko: lawyer
    Apr09

    Some ”good news” to come for Savchenko: lawyer

    One of the lawyers of Nadia Savchenko Ilya Novikov said that she would not be escorted in the coming days and that some good news may come shortly regarding her fate, according to RIA news agency.The lawyer elaborated that he was waiting for ”fundamental news” the next week, reads the report.The lawyer believes that there will be no escorting of...

    Commuter trains collide in Costa Rica, at least 245 inhured
    Apr09

    Commuter trains collide in Costa Rica, at least 245 inhured

    Two commuter trains collided head to head on Friday morning in San Jose, capital city of Costa Rica, injuring at least 245 people, TicoTimes reports.Guillermo Santana, the president of the Costa Rican Railroad Institute (INCOFER), told reporters at the scene of the accident that ”human error” was the cause of the collision, according to the...

    Russia suspends funding of occupied Crimea
    Apr09

    Russia suspends funding of occupied Crimea

    Russia has postponed the funding within the framework of the Federal Target Program for the development of the occupied Crimea and Sevastopol until 2017 and beyond, according to the Minister of Economic Development, Alexei Ulyukayev, TASS reports.”We decided on the shift of the significant sums, so to say, to the right – moving them...

    Ukraine calls for OSCE`s ”mirror” monitoring of area near Avdiyivka as hostilities escalate
    Apr09

    Ukraine calls for OSCE`s ”mirror” monitoring of area near Avdiyivka as hostilities escalate

    The Ukrainian side urges the international monitors in Donbas to resume the practice of ”mirror” patrolling missions by OSCE SMM and JCCC in the area of Avdiyivka to de-escalate the situation, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation.It is noted that in the last week, starting April 2, there was a significant deterioration of...

    Klimkin: Dutch referendum not to stay on way of Ukraine-EU visa-free regime
    Apr09

    Klimkin: Dutch referendum not to stay on way of Ukraine-EU visa-free regime

    The outcome of the referendum in the Netherlands on ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement will not interfere with Ukraine-EU visa liberalization process, according to Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin who spoke on Inter TV channel, 112 Ukraine reports.”There are clear assurances [of European officials] that the visa-free...

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