KyivPost
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Transparency International and its head Jose Ugaz have called on Ukrainian authorities to abolish controversial amendments to the law on prevention of corruption that appear designed to intimidate and target anti-corruption activists. These new provisions must be abolished immediately. Lawmakers are trying to intimidate civil society and in particular anti-corruption activists. If these amendments come into force, it will be clear that Ukrainian top officials are not serious about fighting corruption. It will show that they have chosen to side with those who want to quash the anti-corruption movement, Ugaz said in a statement posted on the website of Transparency International. The amendments would make it mandatory for leaders of anti-corruption groups to submit e-declarations of their assets, similar to those that are now mandatory for civil servants, judges, senior government employees and members of parliament.
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Ukrainian agri-businesses exported 2,900 tonnes of cranberries and blueberries last year, which was 3.3 times more than in 2015, according to the press service of Ukraine's Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Ukraine more than triples cranberry, blueberry exports in 2016 appeared first on KyivPost .
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we have to look at some of the health and safety practices in those countries and raise concerns. Because you know some of these are subject to international sanctions, over Ukraine for example, which is providing close to half the coal and Columbia
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Sale marks latest unravelling of once tight business ties between Kiev and Moscow
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Non-governmental organizations play a key role in the modernization of Ukraine, their independence should be preserved at all costs, Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Hugues Mingarelli has said. Non-governmental organizations play a key and fundamental role in the modernization of Ukraine and their independence should be preserved at all costs, the ambassador said at a briefing in Lviv on March 28. Mingarelli said members of non-governmental organizations cannot have the same responsibilities for declaring their income and property as civil servants. There is no need to do anything that could be considered as a pressure on or a threat to activists of NGOs, the ambassador said. According to him, the EU will carefully follow this matter to make sure that civil society remains an active participant in Ukraine's life. The post EU ambassador: Independence of NGOs in Ukraine should be preserved at all costs appeared first on KyivPost .
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Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office has said the murder in Kyiv of former Russian lower parliament deputy Denis Voronenkov, who was an important witness in the case against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, will not affect the treason case against him. The position of the prosecution is that we don't have any key witnesses or any witness, who are not key witnesses. There are more 100 of them and each is important, said military prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko on March 28. He added that each witness in the case has given and continues to give evidence. Kravchenko said enough evidence has been collected to convict Yanukovych of the treason charge. The post Voronenkov murder not to affect Yanukovych treason case appeared first on KyivPost .
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seen in Syria to some extent and in Ukraine. UN peacekeepers are specifically intended for this very purpose and could be deployed in Yemen to enforce a ceasefire agreement. I can see Madame Deputy Speaker speaker coming to her chair. I will end here. This will be difficult given.
KyivPost
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The National Commission for Energy, Housing and Utilities Services Regulation (NCER) has introduced the fee for gas distribution from April. The decision was made by the regulator in Kyiv on March 28. The new system envisages the separation of the transportation and distribution tariffs from the price of gas as a commodity. According to the commission's decision, each consumer will pay a fixed fee depending on the largest capacity of their meters irrespective of the volume of consumption every month. The price of gas bought by consumers would not include the cost of transportation and distribution. The fee for households for the transitive period (three years) is set lower than for the rest of categories of consumers. After the transitive period the fee will be equal for each category. The post NCER introduces fee for gas distribution appeared first on KyivPost .
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Experts, however, have cautioned against making such accusations. The U.S. government does not currently have a definition of what actions in cyberspace would necessitate a military response. Cheney on Monday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of having “designs” on the Baltic states. NATO has recently deployed forces to Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland in the wake of Moscow’s aggressive activity in Ukraine. “Another aspect of Mr. Putin’s conduct is the issue that is now very much in the headlines at home, and that has to do with cyber warfare, cyberattack on the United States — the fact that he took his capabilities in the cyber area and used it to try to influence our election,” Cheney said. Of course, the breakdown always happens when one tries to define what exactly was hacked and how Russian interference impaired the elections, and Cheney was no exception.
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Home Designing
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Many people view small apartments with apprehension, thinking that they won't have enough space to fully unleash their design aspirations. But small doesn't have to mean cramped or limited. Small apartments are especially ideal for young couples who are just starting out in the world. These are people who don't need a lot of space, but that doesn't mean that they don't need a space that reflects their own unique personalities and gives them a luxurious space to come home to after a difficult day of being young and energetic. To make our point, we've compiled a list of three apartments that prove that square metres don't matter. Architect: Maksym Netreba The first small apartment on our list is located in the city of Kyiv in Ukraine. The apartment employs a monochromatic color scheme and modern furniture. The open plan living room uses a glass top table and wooden barstools to create a dining room, with classy pendant lights .
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Europe's top court on March 28 upheld European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, including on its largest oil group Rosneft, in a ruling that asserts the court's jurisdiction over the bloc's foreign policy. Read more here. The post Reuters: EU top court upholds sanctions against Russia's Rosneft appeared first on KyivPost .
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Moscow Russia's Sberbank, the largest in the country, on March 28 announced it had sold its Ukraine division, where operations have been complicated since Moscow's annexation of Crimea. Read more here. The post AFP: Russia's largest bank just pulled out of Ukraine appeared first on KyivPost .