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2013-12-17 04:20:43

STRASBOURG, France, December 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Observers from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called the weekend repeat elections for the Ukrainian parliament "well-ordered", coming in the wake of the government's drive to strengthen election laws and procedures. The repeat elections - also called by-elections in other nations - were for five seats in the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada. "The delegation noted that the...

2013-03-27 16:25:25

KYIV, Ukraine, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is ready to provide Ukraine with necessary help in the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU, stated PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon during his meeting with the head of Ukraine parliament Volodymyr Rybak, informs the press service of the Ukrainian parliament. Namely, PACE would assist in the implementation of the constitutional reform in Ukraine, advancement of...

2012-11-15 12:25:06

KYIV, Ukraine, November 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of the October 28 parliamentary elections in Ukraine show the success of pro-European spirit in the country, according to the President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski. The state official noted that all political parties that made it to the Ukrainian parliament, but the communists, declared European integration of the country as one of their goals. As a result of the elections, five political parties made it to...

2012-11-13 08:29:52

PARIS, November 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent parliamentary elections in Ukraine were "not perfect but represented huge progress for a country that has only enjoyed independence for the past 20 years," and should not be judged in terms of black and white. This was the conclusion of leading European statesmen, including the former President of Poland Aleksander Kwasniewski, speaking at a post-election conference in Paris on Monday. Going forward, the signing of an...

2012-04-09 22:20:25

BRUSSELS, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the contracts signed by Yulia Tymoshenko in 2009, Ukraine will be overpaying from 3 to 5 billion USD for gas annually up to the year 2019. On April 10 a press conference of Ukrainian officials was held at the premises of NCI European Parliament in Brussels, with the participation of European journalists, experts and community leaders. The topic of the press conference is "Why is Y. Tymoshenko still in jail?" These...

2012-01-26 09:33:00

KYIV, Ukraine, January 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Full description of the economic crimes that Yulia Tymoshenko is arrested and trialed for has been published by Obozrevatel citing a source in the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). The Kharkiv department of the Security Service completed investigation in the case. The former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko has been charged with violations worth USD 20 million. The charges against Yulia Tymoshenko include...

2011-12-29 05:36:00

KYIV, Ukraine, December 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In December 2011, the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych signed a new parliamentary election law. It was drafted with international assistance and passed by the Verkhonva Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) on November 17, 2011. Both the Ukrainian government and opposition supported the new law. The majority of parliamentarians - virtually 80 percent, including the members of Batkivshchyna and Our Ukraine opposition parties, - voted...

2011-07-07 03:14:00

KYIV, Ukraine, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fuele named three key benefits for Ukraine if it signed the Association Agreement with the EU: fundamental reforms, economic development, and public services improvement. Such statement was made public at the meeting of the Ukraine - EU Parliamentary Club that started July 5 in Strasbourg, France. "Firstly, this [Association Agreement signing]...

2011-05-23 05:14:00

KYIV, Ukraine, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych believes it is his duty to create favorable conditions for investors in Ukraine, he said while visiting the JSC "Eurocar" that produces "Skoda" cars in Ukraine. The "Eurocar" plant, located in Uzhgorod region in Western Ukraine, is a $ 250 million automobile assembly project, which was designed and built when Ukraine has already become independent; now employs 540 people, who went through professional...

2011-05-06 03:21:00

KYIV, Ukraine, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych signed two decrees related to the new Law on access to public information which will come into force on May 9, 2011. The decrees enforce control over the implementation mechanism of the Law and assign the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to allocate the necessary funding required to implement it. The new decrees stipulate the unconditional fulfillment of the Law on access to public information by...