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    EU explains pressure on Ukraine to lifting of moratorium on round timber export and denies manipulation of visa liberalization
    Dec09

    EU explains pressure on Ukraine to lifting of moratorium on round timber export and denies manipulation of visa liberalization

    The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the summit Ukraine-EU in Brussels promised to cansel the moratorium on the export of unprocessed timber. It is a condition for the EU to grant 600 million euros and promise of visa liberalization in a short time. A lot of Ukrainians outrage of the EU position and call it “visa...

    Russian doping cover-up ”helped 1,000 athletes”
    Dec09

    Russian doping cover-up ”helped 1,000 athletes”

    The Russian sports ministry, aided by the country`s security service, allegedly orchestrated a massive ”institutional conspiracy”, according to an investigation for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), SkyNews reports. According to SkyNews, the investigation`s findings allege ”an institutional conspiracy across winter and summer sports athletes...

    Gazprom signs contract to build Turkish Stream`s offshore section
    Dec09

    Gazprom signs contract to build Turkish Stream`s offshore section

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has signed a contract to build the first line of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream pipeline bypassing Ukraine in the Black Sea, the information department of Gazprom told UNIAN. ”Today in Amsterdam, the company South Stream Transport B.V. signed a contract with Allseas Group S.A. for the construction of the...

    Hungary closes main camp for illegal migrants ahead of schedule
    Dec09

    Hungary closes main camp for illegal migrants ahead of schedule

    Hungarian authorities have closed a camp for illegal migrants 30 km west of Budapest in the town of Bicske, according to the BBC. About 60 refugees who remained in the camp were given one hour to leave premises, the BBC reported. Some migrants were sent to a camp on the border with Austria, while another part was sent to a shelter for the...

    IMF undecided on date of Board meeting of Ukraine – spokesman
    Dec09

    IMF undecided on date of Board meeting of Ukraine – spokesman

    The Board of Directors of Ukraine`s key creditor, the IMF, has not yet determined the date of its meeting on Ukraine. The Fund does not rule out that the discussion of the reform program and, as a consequence, a decision on the allocation of the fourth tranche in the amount of $1.3 billion, can be held in early 2017. ”There was a mission in...

    European Broadcasting Union confirms: Eurovision-2017 to be held in Kyiv
    Dec09

    European Broadcasting Union confirms: Eurovision-2017 to be held in Kyiv

    During a meeting of the General Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in Lausanne, Switzerland Dec. 8 it was finally confirmed that the international song contest in the spring of 2017 will be hosted by Kyiv, ”UA: Pershiy” reported. This decision was made taking into account the report of the executive producers of the Eurovision-2017...

    ”EUR 22 per parcel limit”: Controversial bill on customs limit withdrawn from Finance Ministry
    Dec09

    ”EUR 22 per parcel limit”: Controversial bill on customs limit withdrawn from Finance Ministry

    The Association of Information Technology Enterprises of Ukraine (AITEU) has recalled from the finance ministry a bill establishing the customs fee-free limit at EUR 22 per parcel sent to Ukraine, said AITEU Chairman Yuri Perohanych, according to Ukrainian newspaper Ekonomichna Pravda. ”The bill will be finalized. Such rules will be introduced in...

    U.S. Congress boosts military assistance, including lethal weapon, to Ukraine to US $350 mln
    Dec09

    U.S. Congress boosts military assistance, including lethal weapon, to Ukraine to US $350 mln

    The U.S. Congress has passed the consolidated National Defense Authorizations Act, 2017, boosting U.S. security assistance to Ukraine to US$ 350 million, according to a posting on the Facebook page of Ukraine`s Embassy in the United States. ”U.S. Senate has finalized consideration and following the House passed the consolidated National Defense...

    Germany to send military advisers to Ukraine
    Dec09

    Germany to send military advisers to Ukraine

    Experts from Germany will arrive at the National Academy of Land Forces named after Hetman Sahaydachniy in Lviv. Germany will deploy its military advisers in Ukraine, according to an agreement signed Thursday, December 8, by Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine on European integration Ihor Dolgov and Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry...

    Dutch threaten to sink EU-Ukraine trade and security deal
    Dec09

    Dutch threaten to sink EU-Ukraine trade and security deal

    The Netherlands has threatened to scupper a trade and security deal between the Ukraine and the EU unless it receives legally binding guarantees at a summit of European leaders next week, according to the Financial Times. In an interview with the Financial Times, Mark Rutte, Dutch prime minister, outlined his demands for a decision signed by EU...

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