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Yevhen Bakulin and Aleksei Miller, the heads of Naftogaz and Gazprom, have signed a memorandum establishing a joint venture formethane extraction. Both parties have also announced the establishment of a new company to extract gas from…
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RosUkrEnergo (RUE), a former Russian/Ukrainian intermediary company engaged in gas export, has reached an agreement with Naftogaz Ukraine and Gazprom on the adjudication by a court of arbitration in Stockholm, which requires Naftogaz…
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On 9 December, President Viktor Yanukovych issued a decree reducing the number of ministries from 20 to 16, subordinating the ministries to the deputy prime ministers, and creating around a dozen new central offices. These changes in…
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On 8 November, the Belarusian deputy prime minister Uladzimir Siemashka announced that in the second half of this month a test transmission of oil to Belarus via Ukrainian territory will be carried out along the Odessa-Brody pipeline…
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On 16 November, in Kyiv and many other Ukrainian cities, protests took place on a scale not seen since 2004. In Kyiv more than thirty thousand people from throughout Ukraine protested in front of Parliament; in Khmielnitski there were…
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From the early results of Ukraine’s communal elections, it appears that the Party of Regions has taken control over the local government authorities of most regions and big cities, thus ending the process of monopolising power in the…
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On 27 October, during a session of the inter-governmental committee for economic cooperation, Ukraine and Russia signed an agreement on linking their countries’ aircraft production, which will allow the Ukrainian aircraft industry to…
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Ukraine has intensified discussions on the future of gas transit and the modernisation of its gas pipeline network. On 14 October, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov talked with the European Commission about gas cooperation. The Ukrainian…
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On 18 October the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, paid a visit to Kyiv. The talks mainly concerned expanding economic cooperation. Ukraine and Venezuela are supposed to prepare a plan for bilateral cooperation which will probably…
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On 7 and 8 October, the Parliament of Ukraine introduced changes to a range of laws regulating the competences of organs of state to the extent required by the restoration of the 1996 constitution. Parliament also began work on a…