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    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passes anti-corruption amendments to Tax Code
    Dec21

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passes anti-corruption amendments to Tax Code

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the bill, suggesting a number of amendments to the Tax Code, which minimize corruption risks in the bodies of the State Fiscal Service and improve Ukraine`s investment climate. 240 MPs, with the required minimum of 226 votes, supported the corresponding bill On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine...

    Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passes state budget 2017
    Dec21

    Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passes state budget 2017

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine overnight Wednesday, December 21, adopted as a whole the government-proposed bill on the state budget for 2017, with a 3% deficit and a 3% economic growth, according to an UNIAN correspondent. Draft law on the state budget No.5000 was supported by 274 MPs with the required minimum of 226 votes. While introducing the...

    Polish parliament lifts media ban but opposition demands more
    Dec21

    Polish parliament lifts media ban but opposition demands more

    Poland`s lower house of parliament lifted a temporary ban on media access on Tuesday in an effort to defuse anti-government protests that have paralyzed the assembly, but the opposition said more still needed to be done, according to Reuters. The clampdown on media access planned by the ruling right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party is among a...

    Merkel calls Berlin tragedy “terrorist attack”
    Dec20

    Merkel calls Berlin tragedy “terrorist attack”

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was ”horrified, shocked and saddened” on Tuesday about a truck attack that killed at least a dozen people at a Berlin Christmas market, according to Deutsche Welle. ”I want you to know that all of us, a whole country, is joined with you in mourning and sadness,” Merkel told reporters in the German capital,...

    Poroshenko condemns Berlin terror attack
    Dec20

    Poroshenko condemns Berlin terror attack

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has condemned a reportedly terror attack, which took place in Berlin, Germany, late on Monday, when a truck drove into a crowd and killed nine people. ”Shocked at the news about the horrific attack at the Christmas market in the heart of Berlin,” Poroshenko tweeted. Poroshenko did not use the word ”terrorist”...

    President Poroshenko: PrivatBank clients guaranteed safety and integrity of their funds. Video
    Dec19

    President Poroshenko: PrivatBank clients guaranteed safety and integrity of their funds. Video

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a comment relating to the transition of PrivatBank to 100% state ownership that the State assumes responsibility and guarantees safety and integrity of funds to the clients of PrivatBank. ”Despite the fact that the case is related to the private banking institution, these decisions are not a private...

    Verkhovna Rada intends to adopt state budget on December 22
    Dec19

    Verkhovna Rada intends to adopt state budget on December 22

    The Verkhovna Rada plans on Thursday, December 22, to hold a second reading vote of a bill on state budget 2017, according to the parliament`s draft schedule for December 20-23. Among other things, Tuesday, December 20, the deputies plan to consider a number of bills related to the budget approval. In particular, these are the questions of...

    European Commission to allocate EUR 104 mln for public administration reform
    Dec19

    European Commission to allocate EUR 104 mln for public administration reform

    Ukraine has signed an agreement with the European Commission (EC) on the financing of public service reform in the amount of EUR 104 million for the period from 2016 to 2020, according to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. ”Before the meeting of the [Ukraine-EU] Association Council, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze [Ukraine`s Deputy Prime...

    German expert comments on EU failure to keep its promises of visa liberalisation for Ukraine
    Dec19

    German expert comments on EU failure to keep its promises of visa liberalisation for Ukraine

    Head of Eastern European, Russian, and Central Asian programs at Germany`s Foreign Policy Council Stefan Meister commented on the situation around visa liberalization for Ukraine. According to the expert, if the decision fails to pass shortly, the frustration with the EU actions will be increasing and the support of Ukraine`s European integration...

    Ukraine-EU Association Council to meet in Brussels December 19
    Dec19

    Ukraine-EU Association Council to meet in Brussels December 19

    Ukraine-EU Association Council will host a meeting in Brussels on Monday, December 19, according to an UNIAN correspondent. The meeting will be chaired by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan...

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