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    The Telegraph: Turkey to get visa-free travel despite failing to meet EU targets
    May04

    The Telegraph: Turkey to get visa-free travel despite failing to meet EU targets

    Turkey should be granted visa-free travel to the European Union from the end of June, officials recommended today, despite the country failing to meet a series of reform targets in time, according to The Telegraph.The European Commission issued a formal recommendation that visa requirements for 75 million Turks be lifted. It means that the...

    Ukraine seeks cancellation of anti-dumping measures in EEU via WTO
    May04

    Ukraine seeks cancellation of anti-dumping measures in EEU via WTO

    Ukraine has demanded at a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices that the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), namely Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, cancel anti-dumping measures against Ukrainian rods and steel pipes.Ukraine also demanded the termination of an investigation by...

    UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visits conflict-hit Ukraine
    May04

    UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visits conflict-hit Ukraine

    UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom travelled to conflict-hit eastern Ukraine to raise awareness of the global education crisis facing children in humanitarian emergencies, the UN Children`s Fund reported on its website.Bloom visited classrooms hit by shells just three kilometres from the frontline of the conflict that broke out more than...

    Donbas war update: One Ukrainian soldier wounded in last day
    May04

    Donbas war update: One Ukrainian soldier wounded in last day

    No Ukrainian soldiers were killed but one was wounded in militant shelling in Donbas in the last day, according to the Ukrainian presidential administration.”All Ukrainian troops are alive, but one was wounded during the shelling of the town of Maryinka in the past day,” speaker for the administration for Anti-Terrorist Operation issues Andriy...

    Investor protection law becomes effective in Ukraine as of May 1
    May04

    Investor protection law becomes effective in Ukraine as of May 1

    The law on amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine on protection of investors` rights became effective in Ukraine as of May 1, aiming to deregulate economic activity of joint stock companies and introduce high requirements for public joint-stock companies whose shares are listed on stock exchanges.In particular, this document contributes...

    Iran interested in oil shipments via Odesa-Brody pipeline
    May04

    Iran interested in oil shipments via Odesa-Brody pipeline

    Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk says Iran is interested in pumping crude oil through Ukraine`s Odesa-Brody oil pipeline, linking the Ukrainian port city of Odesa at the Black Sea and the town of Brody on the Ukrainian-Polish border.”We have had a meeting with the Ambassador of Iran, the Iranian side expressed great...

    OSCE chief comments on possible deployment of police mission in Ukraine`s east
    May04

    OSCE chief comments on possible deployment of police mission in Ukraine`s east

    OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier says that the possibility of deploying an OSCE armed police mission in Donbas, Ukraine`s east, is subject to discussion, according to Poland`s Gazeta Wyborcza.”We need a clear-cut proposal, which will later be examined. It should be decided by all 57 OSCE participant states,” he said at a press conference...

    Ukraine says IMF funding may resume a quarter later than expected
    May04

    Ukraine says IMF funding may resume a quarter later than expected

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) expects that cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will resume, but its official funding is forecast to be rescheduled for a quarter later.The NBU has drawn such conclusions following debates on updated macroeconomic forecasts and recent changes in the regulator`s monetary policy, which were...

    Commissioner Hahn: Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo may enjoy visa-free travels this year
    May04

    Commissioner Hahn: Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo may enjoy visa-free travels this year

    Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn predicts that citizens of Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo will be able to travel to the European Union without visas in 2016 already, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty.”We have to be clear from the European Commission`s point of view. We`re, so to...

    Nord Stream 2 should comply with European, not Russian rules – EC officials
    May04

    Nord Stream 2 should comply with European, not Russian rules – EC officials

    The European Commission` position on Russia`s planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline remains unchanged: the project cannot be implemented according to Russian rules, it must fully comply with the European legislation, said European Commission`s representative Yakub Adamovich in Brussels, on May 2, according to Ukraine Today. Adamovich commented on...

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