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    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...

    IMF estimates global volume of bribes
    May12

    IMF estimates global volume of bribes

    A recent estimate put the annual cost of bribery at around $1.5 to $2 trillion (roughly 2% of global GDP), according go an IMF report titled ”Fighting Corruption Critical for Growth and Macroeconomic Stability.””Public corruption, defined as an abuse of public office for private gain, afflicts economies at all stages of development. Governments...

    SBU on DPR`s media accreditation leak: No sanctions against honest journalists
    May12

    SBU on DPR`s media accreditation leak: No sanctions against honest journalists

    Yuriy Tandyt, an adviser to the chief of Ukraine`s SBU Security Service, says that representatives of the media who were accredited by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) and whose personal data was published will not be sanctioned if these are ”honest journalists who tell the truth,” according to Russian TV Channel Dozhd.”That...

    Tombinski says data of DPR-accredited media should be ”no longer published”
    May11

    Tombinski says data of DPR-accredited media should be ”no longer published”

    Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombinski has called on the Ukrainian authorities to help ensure that personal data of journalists accredited by the self-proclaimed republics in Donbas ”is no longer published.””I urge the Ukrainian authorities to help ensure that this content is no longer published,” he...

    Russia`s FSB said to have set sights on paintings stolen from Italy, found in Ukraine
    May11

    Russia`s FSB said to have set sights on paintings stolen from Italy, found in Ukraine

    Russia`s FSB Federal Security Service has been developing its own operation to track down 17 precious paintings stolen from a museum in Verona, Italy, and recently recovered in Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian State Border Service.”During the investigation, the border guards have learnt that the search for the paintings was also in the sphere...

    OSCE: Journalists` personal data leak in Ukraine endangers their safety
    May11

    OSCE: Journalists` personal data leak in Ukraine endangers their safety

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic says that journalists` personal data leak in Ukraine endangers their safety.”This is a very alarming development which could further endanger the safety situation for journalists,” she said in a statement on Wednesday, May 11.This week a Kyiv-based website, ”Myrotvorets” (psb4ukr.org),...

    EBRD could bid for Ukraine`s largest chemical plant in Odesa
    May11

    EBRD could bid for Ukraine`s largest chemical plant in Odesa

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a key Ukrainian lender, could take part in the privatization of a large chemical plant in Odesa, the south of Ukraine, according to Reuters.”[EBRD`s Managing Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus Francis] Malige said the EBRD could take a 15-25% stake in the privatization of...

    Normandy Four FMs agree ”int`l component” should be present in Donbas
    May11

    Normandy Four FMs agree ”int`l component” should be present in Donbas

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says that the Normandy Four foreign ministers agree that the presence of an ”international component” in Donbas is needed to ensure security, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”We`ve agreed that an international component is important to us. We`ve agreed that an OSCE mission could be this component,”...

    Ukroboronprom boasts own military products in impressive video
    May11

    Ukroboronprom boasts own military products in impressive video

    Ukraine`s major state-owned arms manufacturer Ukroboronprom has published an impressive video presenting the achievements of the Ukrainian defense industry.”Kyiv armored plant – the pride of Ukrainian defense industry. The powerful military equipment, which is produced by Ukroboronprom, is appreciated both by our armed forces and foreign...

    Armenian representative to Eurovision-2016 waves Nagorno-Karabakh flag on air, sparks controversy
    May11

    Armenian representative to Eurovision-2016 waves Nagorno-Karabakh flag on air, sparks controversy

    Iveta Mukuchyan from Armenia stirred up controversy during tonight`s semi final after she waved the Nagorno-Karabakh flag during the voting recap. When a Swedish journalist from national tabloid Aftonbladet asked her about it at the press conference, the Armenian representative explained that she ”just wants peace on the borders,” according to...

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