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    Russia blocking Radio Liberty`s Krym.Realii website
    May12

    Russia blocking Radio Liberty`s Krym.Realii website

    Krym.Realii website, which is a branch of Ukraine`s Radio Liberty, will be blocked in Russia, according to Crimean Prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya, TASS reported.”Based on materials collected by the Prosecutor`s Office of Crimea, Russia`s telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor is conducting procedures for blocking access to the project,” she said.Earlier,...

    EBRD maintains its outlook for Ukraine economy this year
    May12

    EBRD maintains its outlook for Ukraine economy this year

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has maintained its forecast of 2% GDP growth for the Ukrainian economy this year, the EBRD said in its report on Regional Economic Prospects in EBRD Countries of Operations.Ukraine`s economy is projected to reach 2% in 2017 as structural reforms are gradually implemented.The EBRD notes...

    Germany steps up its flirting with Russia: EurActiv
    May12

    Germany steps up its flirting with Russia: EurActiv

    No other country sends as many politicians or businessmen to Russia as Germany; not all of the visits are made public knowledge either, EurActiv reported citing its partner, Der Tagesspiegel.Officially, Berlin-Moscow relations remain strained. But the Bundesrepublik has in fact sent more of its politicians and businessmen to Russia than any other...

    Russian militants attack Ukraine forces 15 times in last day, hot spot near Mariupol
    May12

    Russian militants attack Ukraine forces 15 times in last day, hot spot near Mariupol

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 15 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). In Luhansk region, the enemy opened fire from rocket-propelled grenades on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Popasna, reads the report. View map in...

    Naftogaz Supervisory Board now headed by 1st Deputy Economy Minister
    May12

    Naftogaz Supervisory Board now headed by 1st Deputy Economy Minister

    The Supervisory Board of Ukraine`s largest state energy holding NSJC Naftogaz of Ukraine is now headed by First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Yuliya Kovaliv, the press service of the energy holding said.”Yuliya Kovaliv has been elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board,” the report says.According to the press service, Paul...

    Talks in Berlin: Lavrov again demands ”special status” for Donbas
    May12

    Talks in Berlin: Lavrov again demands ”special status” for Donbas

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says that during the Normandy Four meeting in Berlin, the issue of holding the local elections in the occupied territories of Donbas was tied to the need for adoption of a ”law on the special status of Donbas” and the so-called ”amnesty” for militants.According to Lavrov, no progress was reached on these...

    Ukraine Rep. to UN accuses Russia of terrorism, promotion of ”Russian world”
    May12

    Ukraine Rep. to UN accuses Russia of terrorism, promotion of ”Russian world”

    Speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council on fighting terrorism, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, accused Russia of financing terrorism in order to spread the ideology of the ”Russian world.”He said that the warmongering extremist ideologies pose a serious threat to international peace and...

    Cameron announces UK property rule changes: BBC
    May12

    Cameron announces UK property rule changes: BBC

    Foreign firms that own property in the UK will have to declare their assets publicly in a bid to stamp out money-laundering, the British government says, according to BBC News.Companies will have to be on a new register if they hold property or want to compete for government contracts, according to the government`s move, as Prime Minister David...

    Reuters: Chakrabarti wins second term as head of EBRD development bank
    May12

    Reuters: Chakrabarti wins second term as head of EBRD development bank

    Britain`s Suma Chakrabarti won a second four-year term as head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Wednesday, easily defeating a challenge from Poland`s central bank governor and former prime minister Marek Belka, according to Reuters.Chakrabarti, who won some 90% of shareholders` votes at the annual EBRD meeting in...

    Ukrainians queue up for energy efficiency loans
    May12

    Ukrainians queue up for energy efficiency loans

    In just a week`s period, from 4 to 10 May, the Ukrainians took a total of UAH 83.9 million in loans for energy saving measures, according to the chief of the national energy efficiency agency, Serhiy Savchuk.”Despite the holiday period, over a week`s period, from May 4 to May 10, [the Ukrainians] took 5,222 loans worth UAH 83.9 million,” said...

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