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2013-10-30 04:21:49

KYIV, Ukraine, October 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Bank and the IFC experts have acknowledged Ukraine's tremendous progress in simplifying conditions for doing business. Having leaped 25 positions since last year, the country is ranked 112 among 189 economies in the Doing Business 2014 report. Ukraine has implemented regulatory reforms for local entrepreneurs in eight areas out of 10 between June 2012 and June 2013. Ukraine has improved the most over the past...

2013-10-18 12:22:58

KYIV, Ukraine, October 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukraine's brightest stars in music and art performed at the opening of the unique cultural event in London - the Days of Ukraine in the UK - on October 17. The guests of the gala night included the celebrated classical music composer and living musical legend Myroslav Skoryk (famous for his 1982 tune Melody La-minor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmVEN6jfQs0), acclaimed young violinist Bohdana Pivnenko, artist Zinaida Lihacheva,...

2013-10-16 00:20:25

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The opposition movement in the Republic of Belarus is virtually inexistent, as many political opponents of the current president Alexander G. Lukashenko are either in prison or in exile. Belarus, known in the media as the 'Last Dictatorship in Europe' is as close to "1984" novel by George Orwell as one can imagine: most of the democratic institutions, such as independent media, free elections, right to protest, have been dismantled during the...

2013-10-14 12:23:32

KYIV, Ukraine, October 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Once the free trade regime between the EU and Ukraine is fully introduced the GDP of the latter is bound to increase by more than six percent annually. Such statement was made by the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele during the roundtable discussion in the Ukrainian parliament. In his address the EU Commissioner talked about the new transitional provisions for the Ukrainian...

2013-10-10 16:21:05

KYIV, Ukraine, October 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Possessing highly skilled workforce, transport infrastructure and fertile land, Ukraine can compete in the European market. Such statement was released by the Austrian Ambassador to Ukraine Wolf Dietrich Heim at the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area Agreement with European Partners - Way to Improve Regional Competitiveness forum in Kharkiv, as reported by Ukrinform. According to Ambassador Heim, Ukraine has a number...

2013-10-02 08:25:10

KYIV, Ukraine, October 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The analysts at Standard Bank expect the deep and comprehensive free trade area (economic part of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement) to be signed at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, with 90 percent probability, reads the company report on Ukraine by Timothy Ash. Notable recent development is that now it's crystal clear Ukraine is oriented firmly westwards, notes Ash. Ukrainians generally see...

2013-09-19 12:27:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the US-Ukraine Observer: Writing in the US-Ukraine Observer, Michael Markham analyzes Taras Kuzio's recent commentary "Ukraine Cannot Forever Stay at the Crossroads": "Commentary on Taras Kuzio's Article 'Ukraine Cannot Forever Stay at the Crossroads'" "The NATO Council's former representative in Ukraine, the popular Canadian and American political commentator Taras Kuzio, offers a rather...

2013-09-16 08:25:04

KYIV, Ukraine, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- http://cfc.com.ua/press/uvf.html On September 14, 2013, the charity gala Live Earth Show gathered sport and pop stars from all over the world. Athletes and artists from Brazil, Germany, Georgia, Canada, China, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Japan joined the show. The participants of the Saturday event included Ukrainian gymnasts Street Workout, Georgian ballet team Vatan, world break dance champions from...

2013-09-09 23:24:19

Founder of Acesse Steve Renner, President Bob Kinsella, and Top Sales Leader Annie Zhang will host five meetings in Asia from September 22, 2013 – October 6, 2013. The meetings will be in Kiev, Ukraine and four major prefectures of Japan. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Acesse heads to Asia for another round of meetings; Founder Steve Renner, President Bob Kinsella, and Top Sales Leader Annie Zhang will be visiting Ukraine and Japan to host five Business Opportunity...

2013-09-05 12:27:11

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the US-Ukraine Observer: Writing in the US-Ukraine Observer, analyst Sergey Bychkov exposes the paradox of the European Union's demands that aspiring former communist countries root out corruption - and then punish their efforts to do precisely that: "Arrest and Release: Paradoxes of European Thought!" "If this were not the case in real life, I would have thought that it had been made up. The...