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2013-11-22 08:22:38

KYIV, Ukraine, November 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukraine's decision to suspend plans to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union is based solely on economic reasons, according to Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov. "The decision to suspend the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU was difficult, but it is the only possible option given the economic situation in which Ukraine has found itself," he said in parliament on Friday. "This...

2013-09-18 12:28:44

KYIV, Ukraine, September 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has unanimously approved the draft of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine. The document deals with political and economic cooperation with the EU, including the deep and comprehensive free trade area introduction. This is the first agreement based on political association between the EU and any of the Eastern Partnership countries, unprecedented in number of areas covered...

2013-06-22 12:20:03

KYIV, Ukraine, June 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukraine just finished hosting the first International Annual Business Conference ABC: Ukraine & Partners. The aim of the event was to further develop the dialogue between business leaders and Ukrainian government and bring in new international investments to broaden the scope of the nation's economy. The two-day conference resulted in signing 11 cooperation agreements and memorandums....

2013-02-15 12:26:35

KIEV, Ukraine, February 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Improved data protection measures, a more business-friendly tax regime, and a powerful new law to combat discrimination are among a raft of reforms which, says the Ukrainian Government, show it is "matching words with actions" in its drive towards European integration. 2013 has already proven to be a busy year for the Government. This week, the cabinet adopted a bill aimed at bringing the protection of personal data into...

2012-07-31 06:30:31

KYIV, Ukraine, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting January 1, 2013, and up until January 1, 2023, enterprises producing software are exempt from paying value added tax on software supply operations. VAT relief will apply to the supply of operating systems, regular computer programs, system administration, encryption software, websites, online services, testing and consulting in the area of IT, etc. The President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych signed the respective law on...

2012-07-30 06:27:06

KYIV, Ukraine, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukraine will be able to export 20-21 million tons of grain this marketing year, said the Ukrainian Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Mykola Prysyazhnyuk. This amount, he said, was based on 10 million tons of carry-over stock of grain from last year and this year's forecasted crop of 45 - 46 million tons. So far, Ukraine harvested 12.1 million tons of wheat, 5.5 million tons of barley, and 336 thousand tons of rye, reported...

2012-06-22 06:22:51

DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Regional Perinatal Center (RPC) with the capacity of four thousand births per year was opened in southeastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk. This was the result of the "New Life" program launched by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. So far there are six such centers up and running in Ukraine. According to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov, who was present at the opening ceremony, there are...

2012-02-20 03:48:00

PARIS, February 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oscar Aubert, political scientist and expert on West Europe, Russia and CIS, has stated that Ukraine and Russia are in a good place to further bilateral ties. Aubert said: "Russia and the Ukraine have a long shared history. Russia sees Ukraine as part of its own identity. But Russia's political elite has no wish to restore the USSR, and it clearly understands that this would be impossible. However, the Ukraine remains the elephant...

2012-01-18 13:26:00

KYIV, Ukraine, January 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukrainian GDP increased by 5.2 percent in 2011, reported the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine. Amidst the world economic crisis the Ukrainian GDP growth rate had been one of the highest in Europe, commented Ukrainian Prime-Minister Mykola Azarov. In 2011 GDP growth rate among CIS countries reached 4.2 percent; as for the European Union, its GDP in the third quarter of 2011 increased only 0.2 percent, according to Eurostat....

2012-01-13 12:00:00

KYIV, Ukraine, January 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "The EU is willing, if Ukraine and Russia so wish, to enter into tripartite consultations on gas transit at any time," said the European Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger during his conversation with the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Yuriy Boykoon January 13, 2012, according to the Press Statement by Energy Commissioner Oettinger. The officials talked over the ongoing discussions between Ukraine and...