Russian monopoly Gazprom's proposal to Naftogaz to extend the existing gas transit contract or sign a new contract for one year with a waiver by both parties of all mutual claims in international arbitration is unacceptable to Ukraine.
Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has sent a formal proposal to NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine on extending the current contract or signing a new contract on natural gas transit through Ukraine for a one-year period, taking into account European buyers' projected demand for gas in 2020, Interfax has reported, with reference to the Russian company's press service.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk will make a working visit to London on November 21-22 to attend the EBRD Eastern Partnership (EaP) Investment Summit.
Ukrainian MPs have proposed exempting individuals' deposits from taxation.
The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Agrarian and Land Policy has recommended that MPs adopt as whole the bill No.2289 “On amendments to Article 4 of the Law of Ukraine ‘On pesticides and agrochemicals’ regarding the import of pesticides into the customs territory of Ukraine”.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide EUR 75 million each for the road safety project in the cities of Kyiv, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Lviv, Kamianets-Podilskyi and Odesa, according to the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine.
Small businesses in Ukraine will benefit from new finance opportunities of up to €120 million under a programme organised by the EU, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and its partner banks.
Ukraine has additionally granted 3,000 permits to Moldova to carry out road freight transport operations to its territory in 2019.
Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Tymofiy Mylovanov has outlined five priority directions of the ministry’s work, which includes reforming the labor market, fighting against monopolies, developing international trade, promoting investment and agricultural sector.
On November 15, 2019, Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk and Finance Minister of Ukraine Oksana Markarova met with the mission of the International Monetary Fund in Ukraine, namely its head Mr. Ron van Rooden and economist Gabor Pula.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the law on ratification of the protocol on the introduction of amendments to the convention between the governments of Ukraine and Cyprus on avoiding double taxation and preventing tax evasion regarding income taxes.
Oleksandr Kubrakov has been determined the winner of the competition to assume the office of the head of Ukraine’s State Agency of Automobile Roads (Ukravtodor).
The process of unbundling of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine will be completed by the end of 2019.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has said that the unbundling of the Ukrainian gas transit system can be blocked in the Verkhovna Rada through the work of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).