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    Google launches virtual walk service for 300 Ukrainian cities
    Dec08

    Google launches virtual walk service for 300 Ukrainian cities

    Google has launched an update of service, Google Street View. Users of Google Street View now can set off on a virtual journey discovering Ukraine with the help of 360-degree panoramic images of the streets and significant sites, according to Ukraine Today. The service was first launched in April 2012 for five Ukrainian cities. Since that time,...

    Schulz hopes EU Council not to delay ”visa liberalization” for Ukraine
    Dec08

    Schulz hopes EU Council not to delay ”visa liberalization” for Ukraine

    European Parliament President Martin Schulz expresses hope that the EP is ready since September to vote for lifting visa requirements for Ukraine and Georgia. The European Parliament President hopes that there will be no more delays on the part of the EU Council in the issue of granting a visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia, according to his...

    National Bank of Ukraine names main risks to price stability
    Dec08

    National Bank of Ukraine names main risks to price stability

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) notes the risks to price stability in raising the minimum wage, political tensions and a high probability of a delay of the next tranche of the International Monetary Fund. ”Since the previous decision on monetary policy, the risks for future inflation dynamics have been increased, which force the National Bank...

    Rutte urges to ignore Ukraine referendum and ratify treaty
    Dec08

    Rutte urges to ignore Ukraine referendum and ratify treaty

    Mark Rutte`s government should ratify Ukraine`s association treaty with the EU despite the ”no” vote in this year`s referendum, according to its main advisory body on foreign affairs, according to DutchNews. The Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV) said a rejection of the treaty could damage the Netherlands` standing and European...

    United Nations report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in Donbas
    Dec08

    United Nations report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in Donbas

    From mid-April 2014 to November 15, 2016, 9,733 people were killed and another 22,720 wounded in the Donbas conflict zone, according to a report on the human rights situation in Ukraine from August 16 to November 15, 2016. ”In total, from mid-April 2014 to November 15, 2016, OHCHR recorded 32,453 casualties, among Ukrainian armed forces,...

    U.S. Senators Graham, McCain to visit Ukraine late December
    Dec08

    U.S. Senators Graham, McCain to visit Ukraine late December

    Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze and Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly met with Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, member of the Senate Committee on Armed Forces, Committee on Legal...

    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...

    NBU keeps refinancing rate at 14% per annum
    Dec08

    NBU keeps refinancing rate at 14% per annum

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has decided to keep the refinancing rate unchanged at 14% per annum after it was reduced for six months in a row, the NBU told UNIAN. ”The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine has decided to keep the refinancing rate unchanged at 14% per annum,” reads a statement by the regulator. According to the NBU, the...

    Boryspil airport suspends flights due to severe weather conditions, Zhuliany changes schedule
    Dec08

    Boryspil airport suspends flights due to severe weather conditions, Zhuliany changes schedule

    The services in Boryspil are stopped due to severe weather conditions and icy rain, according to the airport press office. ”Dear passengers,due to the anomalous severe weather conditions and intensive freezing rain, the handling of Boryspil Airport flights is temporary suspended. For more detailed information on the changes in flight schedule,...

    EU assistance to Ukraine: results so far are ”fragile”, say Auditors
    Dec08

    EU assistance to Ukraine: results so far are ”fragile”, say Auditors

    EU assistance to Ukraine had limited impact and, despite the impetus for reform since then, the results achieved so far remain fragile, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Over most of the period audited, the unstable political, legislative and administrative context limited the effectiveness of EU assistance, according...

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