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    Polish defense minister: Ukraine to be in NATO and EU
    Dec23

    Polish defense minister: Ukraine to be in NATO and EU

    Ukraine will be a member of NATO and the European Union if the country meets alliance standards and if Ukrainian citizens wish so. Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said this in an interview with Polish radio station Radio Zet. “The declaration by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on canceling [Ukraine’s] non-aligned status...

    Ukraine may receive budget 24 hours before New Year
    Dec23

    Ukraine may receive budget 24 hours before New Year

    People’s deputies approved the draft resolution “On peculiarities of the procedure for consideration and adoption of the draft law of Ukraine on the state budget of Ukraine for 2015,” which envisages peculiarities of consideration and adoption of the draft state budget for 2015 and all draft laws, submitted by the Cabinet of Ministers. 253...

    Yatseniuk announces hryvnia rate in budget
    Dec23

    Yatseniuk announces hryvnia rate in budget

    The draft state budget 2015 is based on the average hryvnia rate of 17 UAH/USD. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk told in the parliament Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “The average rate in calculation of the state budget is 17 UAH/USD,” Yatseniuk said.

    World Bank to allocate nearly $380 mln to Ukraine for electricity
    Dec23

    World Bank to allocate nearly $380 mln to Ukraine for electricity

    Ukraine will receive a $378.425 million loan from the World Bank to improve the reliability of the power transmission system and support the implementation of the wholesale electricity market in Ukraine. The respective decision has been taken by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, the bank’s press service reported....

    Klimkin confirms: Contact group will meet in Minsk tomorrow
    Dec23

    Klimkin confirms: Contact group will meet in Minsk tomorrow

    A meeting of the tripartite contact group in Minsk will take place Wednesday, December 24. Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told reporters Tuesday, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports. “We are planning such a meeting tomorrow. Negotiations still continue. We know that one meeting will be enough. We do not need talks, we need a real progress....

    Yatseniuk ready to consider “budget package” as long as necessary
    Dec23

    Yatseniuk ready to consider “budget package” as long as necessary

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk is ready to discuss 44 laws, submitted by the government to the parliament, as long as necessary. He said this at the Verkhovna Rada meeting on Tuesday, Ukrinform’s correspondent reported. “There is a proposal to proceed with the discussion of bills and work. We will work as long as...

    Rozenko estimates shadow wage market at UAH 200 billion
    Dec23

    Rozenko estimates shadow wage market at UAH 200 billion

    Social Policy Minister Pavlo Rozenko says that the shadow wage market is about UAH 200 billion today. He said in his speech at the Verkhovna Rada Tuesday. Rozenko also added that next year subsidies to the Pension Fund budget will make up UAH 90 billion. According to him, this amount is necessary for payment of pensions “in misery amounts.” If...

    Moody’s predicts 6% drop in Ukrainian economy
    Dec23

    Moody’s predicts 6% drop in Ukrainian economy

    Moody’s international rating agency has predicted a slowdown in the fall of Ukraine’s GDP in 2015 to 6%, according to statement posted on Moody’s website. “Moody’s expects Ukraine’s economy to contract by 7.5% in 2014 and by a further 6% in 2015, although the latter is subject to a high level of uncertainty...

    VERKHOVNA RADA CANCELS UKRAINE’S NON-BLOC STATUS
    Dec23

    VERKHOVNA RADA CANCELS UKRAINE’S NON-BLOC STATUS

    The Verkhovna Rada has adopted as a basis and as a whole presidential bill No. 1014-3 introducing amendments to certain laws of Ukraine on Ukraine’s refusal to implement non-alignment policy. A total of 303 MPs voted for this decision at a parliament meeting on Tuesday.

    Rada fails amendments to law on NSDC
    Dec23

    Rada fails amendments to law on NSDC

    People’s deputies did not accept the second reading of the presidential amendments to the bill No.1343 “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine,” which improves coordination and monitoring of national security and defense. 223 deputies voted for this decision. Then the...

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