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    Parliament votes for doubled minimum wage
    Dec07

    Parliament votes for doubled minimum wage

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada passed a government-prepared bill doubling the minimum wages to UAH 3,200, or US$123, per capita as of January 1, 2017. Respective bill No. 5130 on amendments to some legal acts of Ukraine was supported by 227 MPs with the required minimum being 226 votes. Presenting the bill, Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva said that...

    Canada to allocate $8.5 mln financial aid for Ukraine
    Dec07

    Canada to allocate $8.5 mln financial aid for Ukraine

    Canada plans to allocate $8.5 million of financial assistance for Ukraine, Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov wrote on Twitter. In addition, Avakov said that a meeting with four Canadian ministers and a Conference ”Hybrid war against Ukraine” had been held in Ottawa. However, Avakov did not specify, for which purpose the funds would be...

    Ukrainian aircraft company Antonov offers its aircraft for Trump`s Air Force One
    Dec07

    Ukrainian aircraft company Antonov offers its aircraft for Trump`s Air Force One

    Antonov, Ukraine`s only designer and manufacturer of cargo and passenger aircraft, has offered U.S. President-elect Donald Trump its aircraft for Trump`s presidential fleet, instead of Boeing Air Force one. ”Maybe it is better to consider Antonov aircraft as Air Force One?” Antonov Company asked Mr Trump in a tweet, following earlier reports that...

    ”Attempt to disrupt budget process”: Finance Ministry of Ukraine stops hacker attack on its resources
    Dec07

    ”Attempt to disrupt budget process”: Finance Ministry of Ukraine stops hacker attack on its resources

    The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has put a halt to a cyberattack on its resources and is now recovering the operative system to avoid possible delays in payments, according to the ministry`s page on Facebook. The Finance Ministry said that since early Tuesday, December 6, its website was non-operational, as well as the website of the State...

    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...

    Ukrainian grain exports reach nearly 19 mln tonnes
    Dec07

    Ukrainian grain exports reach nearly 19 mln tonnes

    Ukrainian agrarians from the beginning of the 2016-2017 marketing year (July 2016 – June 2017) have exported 18.8 million tonnes of grain, according to the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food. In particular, 10.2 million tonnes of wheat was exported, barley – about 4 million tonnes, and corn – some 4.6 million tonnes....

    Ukraine to chair UN Security Council in February 2017
    Dec07

    Ukraine to chair UN Security Council in February 2017

    Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko will become Chairman of the UN Security Council in February 2017. ”In February 2017, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko will chair the UN Security Council,” according to the Russian-speaking UN account on Twitter. As reported earlier, Ukraine...

    EU plans to check all travelers at external borders
    Dec07

    EU plans to check all travelers at external borders

    The European Commission welcomes the agreement reached on December 5 by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission`s proposal to introduce mandatory systematic checks of all travelers, including EU citizens, against relevant databases when crossing the EU`s external borders, according to a statement of the European Commission. The...

    Rada votes for increased excise duties, taxes
    Dec07

    Rada votes for increased excise duties, taxes

    The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s parliament, has adopted a bill as a basis to raise excise duties on alcohol and tobacco and increase rates of some taxes. In particular, lawmakers passed amendments to the Tax Code, which suggest a number of changes in administering VAT, raising rates of excise duties, environmental tax, royalties, and rates for the...

    No peace deal with Gazprom to come in Stockholm arbitration – Naftogaz CEO
    Dec07

    No peace deal with Gazprom to come in Stockholm arbitration – Naftogaz CEO

    Andriy Kobolev, the CEO of Ukraine`s state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz, does not consider the possibility of reaching an amicable agreement in gas dispute with the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom in the Stockholm arbitration court. ”There were no attempts of a settlement agreement, and it is impossible in this situation, since there is a...

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