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EU introduces anti-dumping duty on Ukrainian steel
The EU introduced new anti-dumping duty on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Brazil, Iran, Russia and Ukraine, according to the regulation published in the Official Journal of the European Union on October 6
OSCE finds statement on increase of number of Russian observers incorrect
The OSCE SMM called the information of the representative of Ukraine in Trilateral Contact Group Iryna Gerashchenko incorrect. She claimed that the number of the observers from Russia and unfriendly countries significantly increased. The OSCE SMM reported this to Ukrainian Truth.
Ukraine’s Ombudsman asks Russian counterpart to provide medical aid to Umerov
Ukrainian Ombudsman Valeriya Lutkovska asked her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova to provide Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov with adequate medical assistance. This was stated by Lutkovskaya, in the document published on the page of Ukrainian Ombudsman in Facebook.
EU Delegation to Ukraine demands to immediately free Umerov
The EU Delegation to Ukraine condemned the imprisonment of Ilmi Umerov, deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, ruled out by the court in occupied Crimea. This was reported by the press service of the delegation.
Hungary's position on education law won't affect Council of Europe assessment
Hungary's position on the Law on Education will not affect the assessment of the Council of Europe. This was reported by the permanent representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe, Dmytro Kuleba, on the air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
EC to assess how Ukraine fulfills visa-free provisions
The European Commission will assess by the end of the year how Ukraine has been fulfilling its EU visa-free provisions, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Poroshenko can commence referendum on entry into EU, NATO
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko did not exclude that he can commence the referendum on the entry into the EU and NATO. He claimed this during the speech to the parliaments. It was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
President opened new facilities of a plant in Lviv region: This is the introduction of European business principles
In the course of the working trip to Lviv region, President Petro Poroshenko took part in the opening of new facilities of “Electrocontract Ukraine” plant. “I’d like to thank the investor, the leadership of Nexans for their trust and choosing Ukraine as a very reliable platform for business development,” Petro Poroshenko said.
Ukraine asks for EC clarification of Juncker’s words on Ukraine being EU, NATO member
Representative of Ukraine to the EU Mykola Tochytskyi phrased his concern over the words of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker about Ukraine, which don’t correspond to reality, as UNIAN reports.
Ukraine sees exports growth by almost 24% in H1
Ukraine's exports of goods grew by 24.2%, or US$4.03 billion, in the first half of 2017 (H1) year-over-year (y-o-y), to $20.7 billion, according to the Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Ministry's press service.
Czech Gov’t has no support for President Zeman’s anti-Ukrainian position - Envoy
The official position of the Czech Republic is the position of the country’s government, which is interested in maintaining good relations with Ukraine, Czech Ambassador to Ukraine Radek Matula told Europeiska Pravda publication, commenting on anti-Ukrainian statements of Czech President Milos Zeman.
Germany to share experience for Ukraine’s decentralization reform
German government envoy on decentralization is to work on Ukrainian reform starting this September, as the Ukrainian government press service informs.
Russia admits delivering Siemens turbines to Crimea
Tehnopromeksport, Rostec’s subsidiary, that bought the Siemens gas turbines, confirmed they were delivered to Crimea after being updated, RBK informs.
EU publishes official statement of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement entry into force
The official journal of the European Union published the information about the entry into force of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement since September 1, 2017, on July 25.
President: It is important to start the elaboration of “roadmaps” for the achievement of the European plans of Ukraine
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted that the 19th Ukraine – EU Summit was symbolic, as it became the Summit of the visa-free regime and association. This has come true due to the resolute and efficient cooperation between Ukraine and the EU, as well as the powerful support of the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, the European Commissioners and the member-states.
The Ukraine-EU working group to enhance response to hacking campaigns from Russia, - Poroshenko
​The establishment of the Ukraine-EU informal working group on strategic communication will raise the efficiency of our response to hacking and disinformation campaigns from Russia not only against Ukraine, but also against all the EU countries. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that during his the joint press conference following the 19th Ukraine – EU Summit.
Poroshenko urges EU to take down roaming charges for Ukrainians
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko thinks that it is important to assume the joint measures with the European Union to take down the roaming charges between Ukraine and the European countries. Also, he noted the importance of the integration to the digital single market of the European Union. He claimed this at the press conference on the result of the meeting with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker within the Ukraine-EU Summit as the press service of the Ukrainian president reported.
EU-Ukraine Summit 2017: which issues to be discussed
President: A new stage of Ukraine’s path to the EU will begin on September 1, 2017
​The EU Council completed the process of ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in the address published on his official website.
Russian gas transit via Ukraine deterrent against Moscow’s aggression - Naftogaz
Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev says transit shipments of Russian natural gas via the Ukrainian gas transport system (GTS) is one of the factors holding back Russian aggression against Ukraine.
Siemens turbines delivered to Crimea despite sanctions - Reuters sources
Russia has delivered electricity turbines made by Germany's Siemens to Crimea, a region subject to European Union sanctions barring EU firms from supplying it with energy technology, three sources with knowledge of the delivery told Reuters.
NSDC to consider draft law on de-occupation of Donbas on July 10
The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) intends to consider the project of the draft–law of the de-occupation of the temporary uncontrolled by Ukraine territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions on July 10. The Ukrainian News reported this citing the informed source.
EBRD to support implementation of reforms in Ukraine
The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Suma Chakrabarti claimed that bank will support the implementations of reforms in Ukraine and emphasized the importance of the justice, land and court reforms implementation. He claimed this at Ukraine Reform Conference in London as the EBRD website reported.
European Parliament to control Commission on Nord Stream-2
European Parliament will control the situation with the mandate of European Commission on Nord Stream-2. This was announced by the EP deputy Jerzy Buzek in Brussels at the conference ‘Ukraine’s role as a strategic energy partner of the EU.’
Germany doesn’t want Erdogan’s speech before Turks at G20 summit
The German Cabinet plans on banning Recep Tayip Erdogan from holding a speech before the Turks residing in Germany during the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg. Der Spiegel wrote that on Thursday, referring to Angela Merkel’s press service.
EU Ambassadors approve Association Agreement with Ukraine
The Ambassadors of the European Union approved the Association Agreement with Ukraine. The reporter of Radio Liberty Rikard Jozwiak reported this at Twitter.
Trudeau: Issue of introducing visa-free travel with Ukraine is not relevant now
The question of introducing visa-free travel for Ukrainians by Canada is not relevant now. This was stated by Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, reports Ukrinform.
Committee of Permanent Representatives in EU agreed on preferential trade agreements for Ukraine
Committee of Permanent Representatives of EU member states has agreed on preliminary arrangements regarding trade preferences for Ukraine. This was reported by UNIAN referring to the correspondent.
President on the Constitution Day: Ukrainians have carried the understanding of the importance of equal rights, democratic system and responsible government through the ages
The adoption of the Constitution of Ukraine in 1996 remains a true holiday. At that time, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Basic Law of an independent state, which is still considered one of the most progressive. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in his speech on the Constitution Day.
EU prolongs economic sanctions against Russia by six months
On June 28, 2017, the Council of the European Union prolonged economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until January 31, 2018.
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