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    Rada leadership accuses EU of ”shameless” delay of visa liberalization
    Dec01

    Rada leadership accuses EU of ”shameless” delay of visa liberalization

    First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko has said that the European Union was ”shamelessly” delaying the process of granting Ukraine a visa-free regime and full ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. ”Three years ago, the European Union, being aware of the risks of Ukraine`s complete withdrawal under...

    Ukraine Cabinet approves Concept of health care reform
    Dec01

    Ukraine Cabinet approves Concept of health care reform

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at its Wednesday meeting approved the Concept of health care reform and a number of regulations aimed at its implementation, an UNIAN correspondent reports. ”The decision has been adopted,” said Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. Ahead of the passing of the Concept, Deputy Health Minister Pavlo Kovtoniuk noted...

    Ukraine Justice Ministry responds to idea to settle migrants in exchange for ”visa lib” with EU
    Nov30

    Ukraine Justice Ministry responds to idea to settle migrants in exchange for ”visa lib” with EU

    A suggestion that Ukraine could accept migrants in exchange for being granted visa liberalization with the European Union is a personal reflection of Deputy Minister of Justice on European Integration Serhiy Petukhov, not the official position of the ministry, its press service reported. ”Publications on Facebook by Deputy Justice Minister Serhiy...

    Austria receives request for Firtash extradition to Spain
    Nov30

    Austria receives request for Firtash extradition to Spain

    Austrian authorities have received an extradition request regarding a Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash to Spain, which had earlier put him on an international wanted list, Deutsche Welle reports citing a press secretary of the Vienna prosecutor`s office. The request was sent through official channels and is now being assessed, according to...

    Tuka forecasts return of Donbas in 2018 the latest
    Nov30

    Tuka forecasts return of Donbas in 2018 the latest

    Ukrainian Deputy Minister for temporarily occupied areas George Tuka predicts that Russia will give back the areas occupied by such terrorist organizations as Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics (”DPR” and ”LPR”) within a year or two, but it will keep ”seizing Crimea in an iron grip.” ”I am confident they will give the `DPR` and `LPR` back....

    Yatsenyuk: Ukraine can`t be held hostage to internal bureaucratic conflicts in Brussels
    Nov30

    Yatsenyuk: Ukraine can`t be held hostage to internal bureaucratic conflicts in Brussels

    Ukraine expects that the EU will fulfill its part of the arrangements and its strong political will in the current international circumstances, Popular Front Party leader and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk wrote on Facebook following his speech at a meeting of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs in Brussels...

    EU visa suspension mechanism to be considered in Jan
    Nov29

    EU visa suspension mechanism to be considered in Jan

    The official website of the European Parliament (EP) has announced a preliminary date for consideration of a European Union visa suspension mechanism, which visa waivers for Ukraine depend on. The consideration is preliminarily scheduled for January 18, 2017, the EU services said. MEPs plan to consider relevant regulation 2016/0142 (COD) in first...

    Yanukovych summoned for questioning as suspect in treason case
    Nov29

    Yanukovych summoned for questioning as suspect in treason case

    The Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine has summoned former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who now resides in Russia, for questioning in Ukraine as a suspect in the treason case. Summonses for interrogation have been posted on the PGO`s official website. Yanukovych was invited to appear at 10:00 local time on December 5 and...

    Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine reacted on journalists’ investigation about President`s Spanish villa
    Nov29

    Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine reacted on journalists’ investigation about President`s Spanish villa

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine has changed its position on whether President Petro Poroshenko should have declared ownership of a Spanish seaside villa, raising questions about the state agency`s independence from the presidential administration, RFE/RL reports. Poroshenko`s ownership of the multimillion-dollar luxury villa...

    Norway resumes high-level trade talks with Russia after two-year break
    Nov29

    Norway resumes high-level trade talks with Russia after two-year break

    Norway has resumed high-level talks with Russia on trade and economic cooperation that were broken off after Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014, according to Reuters. ”This is the first time Norway and Russia hold bilateral meetings at the ministerial level since 2014,” the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries said in a statement on...

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