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    Tusk: EU ”almost there” in decision on visa lib for Ukraine, Georgia
    Dec08

    Tusk: EU ”almost there” in decision on visa lib for Ukraine, Georgia

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said that the EU is ”almost there” in the decision on a visa-free travel for Ukraine and Georgia. ”Almost there. Visa suspension mechanism dispute over. Now the final stretch towards visa free travel for Ukraine and Georgia,” Tusk wrote on Twitter. The European Parliament Committee on Civil...

    EU Ambassadors confirm EU Council, EP agree on visa suspension mechanism
    Dec08

    EU Ambassadors confirm EU Council, EP agree on visa suspension mechanism

    EU Ambassadors have confirmed the agreement between the EU Council and the European Parliament (EP) about the ”visa waiver suspension mechanism” between the EU and third countries. This particular solution was a condition for a positive decision on granting Ukraine and Georgia a visa-free regime. The EU Council told an UNIAN correspondent in...

    Health Minister stands against elected State Secretary for Health
    Dec08

    Health Minister stands against elected State Secretary for Health

    The reformist head of Ukraine`s Health Ministry appointed earlier this year, Uliana Suprun, said she strongly disagrees with the elected state secretary of her ministry. ”We strongly disagree with the results of the competition and see systemic failures in its procedure, which is not perfect and requires a thorough revision,” Surpun wrote on...

    Germany demands cooperation from Russia as ”question of war and peace” is on table
    Dec08

    Germany demands cooperation from Russia as ”question of war and peace” is on table

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday demanded that Russia cooperate constructively, ahead of the meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Hamburg, according to Ukraine Today. During a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Steinmeier told him that Moscow...

    EU reaches compromise over visa waiver suspension mechanism – Poroshenko
    Dec08

    EU reaches compromise over visa waiver suspension mechanism – Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that the European Union has reached a compromise over a visa waiver suspension mechanism for third countries. ”I`ve got encouraging news from Brussels based on my regular contacts with EU leaders. A compromise regarding a visa waiver suspension mechanism has been reached. It is for the Council of the EU...

    EU puts credibility at risk over Ukraine visa wrangle – Tusk
    Dec07

    EU puts credibility at risk over Ukraine visa wrangle – Tusk

    The European Union is putting its credibility and reputation at risk by letting internal political wrangling stall a promised easing of visa requirements for Ukraine and Georgia, the head of the European Council said, according to Reuters. In a letter sent to European Parliament President Martin Schulz on Tuesday and seen by Reuters, Donald Tusk...

    Cabinet approves draft law on establishment of Energy Efficiency Fund
    Dec07

    Cabinet approves draft law on establishment of Energy Efficiency Fund

    The Cabinet of Ministers approved at its Wednesday meeting a draft law on the establishment of the Energy Efficiency Fund in Ukraine and submitted it to parliament. Presenting the bill, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Hennadiy Zubko said that the fund should be an effective tool for implementing programs of effective energy consumption. ”Today,...

    Trump nominates ”Mad Dog” Mattis to Secretary of Defense
    Dec07

    Trump nominates ”Mad Dog” Mattis to Secretary of Defense

    President-elect Donald J. Trump on Tuesday announced his intent to nominate General James Mattis, retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general, who criticizes Russian aggression in Ukraine, to serve as Secretary of the United States Department of Defense, according to the President-Elect Donald J. Trump`s website. ”I am proud to nominate General...

    Ukraine feels let down by EU with visa deal elusive
    Dec06

    Ukraine feels let down by EU with visa deal elusive

    Ukraine feels let down by the European Union for not keeping to a promise to give its citizens visa-free travel in the bloc, senior Ukrainian officials said, according to Reuters. The comments, made by two senior officials in interviews with Reuters, were unusually outspoken and cut through the public displays of bonhomie shown at a Ukraine-EU...

    Ukraine State Treasury`s website hacked
    Dec06

    Ukraine State Treasury`s website hacked

    Hackers have apparently interfered with the website of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine. For several hours on Tuesday, the link www.treasury.gov.ua has been redirecting the users to www.whoismrrobot.com. Also, the website of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine is not downloading its homepage. Press services of both state agencies have not yet...

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