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    [Ticker] Ukraine leader sacks PM, prosecutor
    Feb16

    [Ticker] Ukraine leader sacks PM, prosecutor

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has publicly asked for the resignation of prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and of the prosecutor general Viktor Shokin. He said they “failed to gain trust” on anti-corruption reforms. Shock move comes after Lithuanian economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius resigned and the IMF threatened to hold...

    An Eastern European frozen conflict the EU got right
    Feb16

    An Eastern European frozen conflict the EU got right

    Even as Russia and the West rang in the new year still publicly at loggerheads over Ukraine, the EU sealed a deal with Russia over another Eastern European frozen conflict zone: Transnistria. The unrecognized statelet of Transnistria broke away from newly independent Moldova in 1990, and is famous as a Soviet nostalgia theme park. Its statues of...

    Russian exports of Vodka and liquor hit decade low
    Feb16

    Russian exports of Vodka and liquor hit decade low

    Alcohol market research attributes 42% drop in exports in 2015 to economic plight and western sanctionsRussia’s vodka and liquor exports slumped last year largely due to political tensions with the west and Ukraine. According to the Centre for the Study of Federal and Regional Alcohol Markets, Russian exports of the products fell by 42% to...

    Ukraine president urges PM to quit
    Feb16

    Ukraine president urges PM to quit

    Political crisis worsens as government faces no-confidence vote …read more Source: Financial...

    Ukraine’s biggest party to ask for no confidence vote on Tuesday
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s biggest party to ask for no confidence vote on Tuesday

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s biggest party will ask the parliamentary speaker to hold a no confidence vote in the government on Tuesday, its parliamentary leader told reporters, shortly after President Petro Poroshenko suggested the prime minister should resign. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko urges PM Yatsenyuk to resign
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko urges PM Yatsenyuk to resign

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday he wanted Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to step down, following a series of high-profile resignations from his increasingly unpopular government. Presidential spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko tweeted: “In order to restore trust in the government, the president asked the prosecutor general and...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko asks Prime Minister Yatsenyuk to resign
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko asks Prime Minister Yatsenyuk to resign

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asked Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and the country’s controversial prosecutor general to resign because both have lost the public’s trust, his spokesman said Tuesday. …read more Source: France...

    EC Unveils Set of Energy Security Measures
    Feb16

    EC Unveils Set of Energy Security Measures

    The European Commission proposed on Tuesday a package of measures aimed at addressing possible interruptions of energy supply to the EU. “These measures include moderating energy demand, increasing energy production in Europe (including from renewables), further developing a well-functioning and fully integrated internal energy market, as well as...

    Ukrainian president suggests PM should resign: statement
    Feb16

    Ukrainian president suggests PM should resign: statement

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko suggested in a statement on Tuesday that Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk should resign as his cabinet had lost the support of the ruling coalition, but said there should not be a snap election. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko asks Ukraine’s prime minister to resign
    Feb16

    Poroshenko asks Ukraine’s prime minister to resign

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asked the country’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to step down.Poroshenko on Tuesday issued a statement saying that Yatsenyuk’s cabinet had lost the support of the ruling coalition, but that Ukraine “has no time for elections.” …read more Source:...

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