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    Ex-top managers of PrivatBank comment on ”148 bln hole”, accuse National Bank chief of information attacks on bank
    Dec22

    Ex-top managers of PrivatBank comment on ”148 bln hole”, accuse National Bank chief of information attacks on bank

    The former Board of PrivatBank issued a statement on the reasons for the nationalization of one of Ukraine`s largest banks. According to a statement, the bank had lost its right to take into account UAH 142.8 billion worth of collateral because of the NBU policy, while the government had initiated a number of information attacks, which led to...

    Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts bill on amnesty in 2016 with president`s proposals
    Dec22

    Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts bill on amnesty in 2016 with president`s proposals

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the law ”On amnesty in 2016” with the proposals by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (No. 4255), according to an UNIAN correspondent. After many attempts, the law was voted by 226 MPs out of 308 registered in the session hall (with the required minimum of 226). President`s envoy in the Verkhovna Rada...

    Ukrainian Parliament dismisses Nadia Savchenko from PACE delegation
    Dec22

    Ukrainian Parliament dismisses Nadia Savchenko from PACE delegation

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has abolished the beyond-quota election of MP Nadia Savchenko to its delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), according to an UNIAN correspondent. Resolution No. 5572 on amending the decree ”On the appeal of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to international organizations and...

    Mykhailivsky Bank`s depositors blocking Khreschatyk in Kyiv demand ”bank must return the deposits!”
    Dec21

    Mykhailivsky Bank`s depositors blocking Khreschatyk in Kyiv demand ”bank must return the deposits!”

    About a hundred depositors of the Mykhailivsky Bank have blocked the roadway of Khreshchatyk Street near the Maidan Square, according to an UNIAN correspondent. People do not let driving a single car, and some drivers have to turn back toward the European Square. People are holding flags ”Mykhailivsky Bank: return of deposits!” They are also...

    Onyshchenko`s ”gas schemes”: fugitive MP says will testify to National Anti Corruption Bureau of ukraine via Skype Dec 22
    Dec21

    Onyshchenko`s ”gas schemes”: fugitive MP says will testify to National Anti Corruption Bureau of ukraine via Skype Dec 22

    Ukraine`s fugitive legislator Oleksandr Onyshchenko has said he will testify to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau via a video conference on December 22, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”They [NABU] have agreed on my Skype conference [interrogation] tomorrow,” Onyshchenko told reporters at a Skype press conference. At the same time, he...

    Ukrainian Parliament approves establishment of export-credit agency
    Dec21

    Ukrainian Parliament approves establishment of export-credit agency

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has approved the establishment of an Export-Credit Agency with the main task of supporting large-scale expansion and doubling the volume of exports by 2019. The bill on ensuring the large-scale export expansion of Ukrainian producers through insuring, guaranteeing, and reducing the cost of export lending (No.2142a)...

    Dutch Senate to support Ukraine-EU Association Agreement
    Dec21

    Dutch Senate to support Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

    The upper chamber of the parliament of the Netherlands will back the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement with Ukraine, according to a local Telegraaf. According to insiders, the lower house of parliament – House of Representatives – sees opposition to the government`s declaration on the agreement with Ukraine, but the situation...

    How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill
    Dec21

    How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill

    ExxonMobil successfully lobbied against a bill that would have made it harder for the next president to lift sanctions against Russia, clearing the way for the oil giant to restart a program worth billions of dollars if Donald Trump eases those restrictions as president, according to POLITICO. The company`s effort could be helped by outgoing CEO...

    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...

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