Ukraine: railway line from Kyiv to Boryspil Airport to be constructed by December 2018

The railway line connecting Kyiv’s central train station with Boryspil Airport will have been constructed by December 1, Acting Board Chairman of PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia Yevhen Kravtsov stated at a meeting with Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, the government’s press service reports. “The object will be commissioned by December 1. The construction has been launched. We’re negotiating…

Lithuania: minimum wage to increase

A proposal to increase the minimum wage by 20 euros, to 420 euros next year has reached Lithuania’s Tripartite Council, which is set to make the decision later. The proposal was submitted by Gediminas Simkus, head of the Bank of Lithuania’s Economics and Financial Stability Service. Arturas Cerniauskas, chairman of the Council, representing employees, said…

Georgia: air traffic control office and training center opens at Tbilisi airport

Georgia’s air navigation service provider Sakaeronavigatsia is marking its 25th anniversary by opening a new air traffic control (ATC) office and a training center at Tbilisi International Airport, equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili congratulated Sakaeronavigatsia officials and said this was another step forward to increase flight safety and to develop the…

Ukraine: SkyUp gets right to perform flights

The new Ukrainian low-cost airline SkyUp Airlines has received an air operator certificate that gives it the right to perform flights, the company’s press service has reported. During the first stage, SkyUp will use two 189-seat Boeing 737-800s produced in 2013 that had previously been used by Malaysia Airlines. Now these aircraft are being repainted…

Belarus: milk and juices popular in Chinese Wuhan

Belarusian milk and juices sell well in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, Yilin Zhang, head of the international economic ties department at Wuhan-Hankou Logistics Company, declared. The executive said that the company started buying milk and juices from Belarus in 2016 and increased import in 2017. The Belarusian dairy company Savushkin Product is…

Ukraine: Aslund hailing economic growth

Atlantic Council analyst Anders Aslund has welcomed data on economic growth in Ukraine published by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine on May 15, according to the Ukrainian service of the Voice of America. “Ukraine: finally some good economic news. Gross domestic product rose a preliminary 3.1% YoY in Q1 after growing only 2.2% in…

Ukraine: palm oil use to be banned

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has adopted at the first reading a bill introducing amendments to some laws of Ukraine regarding the ban on the use of palm oil in food production. A total of 233 MPs voted for the approval of the respective draft law, No. 3871, at the first reading. “The purpose of…

Belarus: agricultural output up in January-April 2018

The agricultural output in Belarus’ enterprises of all categories in current prices reached Br3.4 billion in January-April, up by 1.5% YoY in comparable prices, the National Statistics Committee reported. The agricultural enterprises manufactured Br3.3 billion worth of products, up by 2%. The enterprises of all categories produced 607,400 tons of livestock and poultry (live weight),…