- June 19, 2013
Ukraine has made it out of the blacklist of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU), following the 46th meeting of the organization. This was one of the requirements set for Ukraine by the EU, informs Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The organization evaluates how participating states comply with international safety, security and environmental standards, and ensures that crew members have adequate living and working conditions.
- June 18, 2013
Ukraine just finished hosting the first International Annual Business Conference ABC: Ukraine & Partners.
- June 14, 2013
Ukraine has won the right to host the International Ferro Alloy Congress Infacon in 2015. The announcement was made public during the Infacon XIII Congress, which is currently taking place in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
- June 14, 2013
The full integration of Ukraine into the EU will provide an untapped potential for the economic growth, stability and security in Europe. This was stated by the president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych at the plenary session of the 18th Central Europe Summit of Heads of State in Bratislava, Slovakia, where 21 European presidents discussed Growth Strategy for Post-Crisis Recovery at the Summit.
- June 12, 2013
On June 13-14, 2013, the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv will host the First International Annual Business Conference ABC: Ukraine & Partners.
- June 6, 2013
Deregulation of business activity has become one of the reform priorities for Ukraine in 2012. It was conducted in four major areas - simplifying procedures for opening and closing a business, simplifying property registration, lifting the tax burden, as well as reforming public services system and narrowing state control for businesses. The results and prospects of business deregulation were addressed by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in his annual message to the parliament of the country.
- June 5, 2013
The EU is ready to invest into renewable energy in Ukraine. Such was the aftermath of the recent European-Ukrainian Energy Day event.
- June 3, 2013
Eastern Ukrainian company Fuhrlander Wind Technology will provide 22 turbines for the construction of the first wind power station in Kazakhstan. The turbines will be installed in the town Ereymentau in north-central Kazakhstan. Another Ukrainian company Krym Irey Proekt will be responsible for the design of the 45 MW wind farm, according to Vladyslav Yeremenko, director general of the Management Company Wind Parks of Ukraine, reports ua-energy.org.
- May 30, 2013
Ukraine jumped up seven positions on the IMD World Competitiveness Rankings 2013. The Eastern European country now occupies the 49th spot on the list, with its last year’s result being number 56. The U.S., Switzerland and Hong Kong took top positions on the competitiveness list, followed by Sweden, Singapore, Norway, and Canada.
- May 30, 2013
The initiative to start piggyback train connection between Italy-Austria-Hungary-Ukraine and further to the east has been pitched by Ukraine during the meeting of the transportation ministers of the countries, members of the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), reported Interfax-Ukraine.
- May 26, 2013
Let us unite! – was the slogan of the recent International Investment and Innovation Forum jointly organized by the European Economic Chamber of Trade and Kyiv city state administration.
- May 19, 2013
Ukrainian capital Kyiv just finished hosting the first international conference The Global LNG Revolution and Energy Independence of Ukraine.
- May 16, 2013
Ukraine is expected to show double-digit increase in the production and export of corn, wheat and coarse grains in the 2013/2014 marketing year (MY), which starts July 1. Such statement was released by Forbes.ua based on the report produced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
- May 15, 2013
Ukraine imported over 120 million cubic meters of natural gas in April 2013 from Poland alone, reported the press service of the public gas transporting company Ukrtransgaz. This number exceeds the volumes of gas imported in March by 4.2 times (24.3 million cubic meters). Additionally, last month Ukraine imported over 18 million cubic meters of gas from Hungary.
- May 14, 2013
Ukraine and Poland are likely to spearhead Europe regarding shale gas production by 2035, reported the global consulting company A.T. Kearney, as cited by bloomberg.com. In part, the two Eastern European countries will lead the region thanks to the present political support, said at A.T. Kearney. Notably, Europe possesses close to seven percent of world shale gas supplies.
- May 8, 2013
Ukraine started growing the so-called energy willow (osier, or salix viminalis) for industrial use in the Rivne region - western part of the country, reports the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine website. More than 5,000 hectares (over 12,000 acres) of land were allocation for planting the efficient biomass material. The move goes in line with the state policy of energy saving and allows the use of low-yield farmland as energy willow readily takes root, grows fast and is generally low-maintenance.
- May 3, 2013
Ukraine is not only a gas transit country, it possesses Europe’s largest underground gas storage facilities, said EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger after Ukraine - EU roundtable regarding Ukrainian gas market, held in Brussels, informs UNIAN. Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Stavytskyi reminded that, at present, Ukrainian gas storage facilities could accommodate 31 billion cubic meters of gas. Moreover, it is planned to extend that capacity up to 50 billion cubic meters.
- April 29, 2013
The biggest conference of Internet technology developers in Ukraine gathered more than seven thousand people under one roof this year. Five informational streams were available to the attendees of the conference where the top-notch speakers shared innovative and valuable IT knowledge with their audience.
- April 26, 2013
Starting mid-May 2013, Kyiv tourists will have a chance to buy a tourist discount card Kyiv City Card. The card holders will get discounts at Kyiv hotels, hostels, restaurants, cafes, and bars. Discounts will also be applicable while using taxi, interpreter, legal, and medical services. The tourists will also enjoy free museum visits and free tours around city with an English-speaking guide within the discount program of the Kyiv City Card.
- April 24, 2013
American LNG solutions company Excelerate Energy will launch a preparation of engineering works for the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in the Black Sea near the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa. Such is the outcome of the agreement signed between the company and the Ukrainian state enterprise LNG Terminal National Project, as reported by the official website of the State Agency for Investment and National Projects of Ukraine.
- April 23, 2013
Ukrainian and Irish officials signed a Double Tax Agreement in Kyiv during the official visit by the Irish Minister of State at the Department of Finance Brian Hayes. The document is to advance Ukraine - Ireland economic and trade ties, help avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion.
- April 22, 2013
This year Ukraine will launch a line of high-performing harvesting combines Tucano-440 jointly with the German company CLAAS. The combines will be produced at the OOO NPP Kherson Machine-Building Plant in southern Ukraine. CLAAS representative Jan-Hendrik Mohr stated that the jointly produced machinery would be used in Ukraine by the end of this year.
- April 18, 2013
In two years Ukraine will switch to processing wood and agricultural waste into fuel pellets, said Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Mykola Prysyazhnyuk during his trip to Vinnitsia on April 16, 2013.
- April 18, 2013
Poland, Hungary, Italy, Germany and other European states are currently negotiating the use of Ukraine’s underground gas storage facilities. This was announced by Ukraine’s Minister of Energy and Coal Eduard Stavytskyi at a press conference in Kyiv. According to the minister, Poland, for instance, considers using gas storage facilities to be able to control the prices on the domestic natural gas market.
- April 18, 2013
Ukrainian state machine building company Yuzhmash signed cooperation agreement with Chinese companies CITIC International Contracting Co., Ltd. and YTO International, Ltd. to build tractors YTO-PMZ and supply them to Ukraine. The agreement regulates tractor model range, production volume and sources of financing.
- April 12, 2013
Ukraine will complete the liberalization of its gas market according to the European standards by 2014. Such plans were announced by Volodymyr Makukha, the Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine. Ukraine intends to finish the restructuring of its gas monopoly Naftogaz and attribute the functions of gas extraction, storage, transporting, purchasing, and selling to independent entities.
- April 12, 2013
Lower interest rates for Ukrainian Eurobonds indicate that international investors see Ukraine as a reliable borrower. This was stated by Ukraine-based experts when commenting on the 7.5 percent interest rate on the recent placement of bonds worth USD 1.25 billion vs. 7.8 percent interest rate for November 2012 Eurobonds issue, as reported by unian.net.
- April 11, 2013
The U.S. will allocate USD 54 million to support democracy and reforms in Ukraine in 2014. The financial aid is to assist in the development of democratic, prosperous, safe, and fully integrated into the Euro-Atlantic community Ukraine. The funds will be provided through the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development between October 1, 2013, and September 31, 2014.
- April 10, 2013
Ukraine has developed a highly sensitive ELISA test system for early diagnostics of HIV infection, reported Ukrainian State Agency for Science, Innovation and Informatization. The new test system is claimed to have higher sensitivity and lower price tag.
- April 9, 2013
Ukraine and Japan approved 536 joint projects, which will be implemented with the funds Ukraine acquired by selling its emission reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol. The total cost of the agreed projects reaches USD 475 million, announced Ukraine’s Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Oleh Proskuryakov.