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    EU comments on Ukrainian Rada adopting Constitutional amendments on judiciary
    Jun02

    EU comments on Ukrainian Rada adopting Constitutional amendments on judiciary

    The European Union has called a ”crucial step” the adoption of amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine on justice and now expects a comprehensive reform of the judiciary, that`s according to a statement by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for European...

    Ukrainian lawmakers fail to increase minimum income level
    Jun02

    Ukrainian lawmakers fail to increase minimum income level

    Ukrainian lawmakers did not support a bill envisaging an increase in the minimum income level, the cancellation of pensions taxation and limitations on pension payments to working pensioners.Bill No. 4316 on amendments to the law of Ukraine ”On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2016” (in part of social payments) was supported in the first reading...

    Rada introduces justice-related amendments to Constitution
    Jun02

    Rada introduces justice-related amendments to Constitution

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada on Thursday adopted the law on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine (in part of justice), according to an UNIAN correspondent.Relevant law No. 3524 was supported by 335 MPs out of 391 registered in the session hall.In particular, 138 MPs from the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko faction backed this law. It was also supported...

    Ukraine counts savings due to ProZorro e-procurement system
    Jun02

    Ukraine counts savings due to ProZorro e-procurement system

    Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv says the state has saved about UAH 1.5 billion during 14 months since the introduction of the ProZorro e-procurement system.”We have managed to save about UAH 1.5 billion during 14 months since the introduction of the ProZorro e-procurement system. More than 100,000 tenders have...

    Savchenko comments on her possible participation in Minsk talks
    Jun02

    Savchenko comments on her possible participation in Minsk talks

    MP from the Batkivschyna Party Nadia Savchenko has commented on media reports that she may go to Minsk to participate in talks on prisoner swaps, according to the Ukrainian newspaper Den (Day).”There have been some reports that I will go to Minsk. As far as I know, the Minsk agreements belong to the authority of the state apparatus of the leaders...

    German MPs recognize Armenian `genocide` amid Turkish fury – BBC
    Jun02

    German MPs recognize Armenian `genocide` amid Turkish fury – BBC

    The German parliament has approved a resolution declaring that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One was a ”genocide,” according to the BBC.Turkey is bitterly opposed to the Bundestag (lower house) resolution, and has warned that it could hurt ties, the BBC reports.Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their people died...

    Rada chairman suggests public access to parliament
    Jun02

    Rada chairman suggests public access to parliament

    Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s parliament, Andriy Parubiy suggests that citizens be allowed as part of ongoing reform of the Rada to attend parliament meetings, according to the Novoe Vremia weekly.”I will suggest that everyone could have access to the Ukrainian parliament the same way it is common practice in many European countries,”...

    Turchynov mocks Putin`s National Guards
    Jun02

    Turchynov mocks Putin`s National Guards

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has called the National Guards of the Russian Federation a parody, which was created to destroy freedom and democracy, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”The Guard means the best, and the Ukrainian National Guardsmen carry their flag with dignity,”...

    Russia partially relaxes food embargo
    Jun02

    Russia partially relaxes food embargo

    The Russian government has decided to relax the food embargo introduced against Western countries and allow the import of beef and poultry, fresh and dried vegetables used for baby food production, according to the BBC Russian news service.”The Russian Ministry of Agriculture should confirm the targeted use of products that are imported,...

    Turchynov unveils losses of National Guard in Donbas war
    Jun02

    Turchynov unveils losses of National Guard in Donbas war

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov says that 177 soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine have been killed and 737 have been wounded during the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”It is the guardsmen who first met the enemy and stopped its advancement...

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