Ukraine: parliamentary committee supports bills on trade protection

The parliamentary committee on industrial policy and entrepreneurship has supported some governmental bills in the sphere of trade protection, the Economic Development and Trade Ministry reports. “On May 23 the Verkhovna Rada committee on industrial policy and entrepreneurship supported a number of draft laws on trade protection approved by the government in February 2010. The…

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Belarus: trade with Israel up in 2017

In 2017 the Belarus-Israel trade rose by more than 50%, the Belarusian Embassy in Israel reported. On May 21-22 an official delegation headed by Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusy visited Israel for the 6th meeting of the joint Belarusian-Israeli committee on trade and economic cooperation. “During the meeting the parties reviewed the economic cooperation…

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Kazakhstan: defense industry development one of priorities

“Today’s situation in the world forces all to strengthen the country’s defense capability,” Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said opening the V International Exhibition Weapons Systems and Military Equipment KADEX-2018 in Astana. “Our country pursues peaceful policy aimed at strengthening good-neighborly relations with near and far-abroad countries. However, today’s situation in the world forces all to…

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Belarus: Bykhov Vegetable Canning Factory launches export to Tajikistan

Bykhov Vegetable Canning Factory sent the first batch of canned products to Tajikistan, the factory’s turnaround manager Alexander Morozov reported. “The arrangement to deliver our products to Tajikistan was reached during the Belarus National Expo in Dushanbe. We responded promptly to the requests of our partners and sent a consignment of canned green peas, corn…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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