Ukraine: Road Fund starts operating

The Road Fund started working in Ukraine on January 1. About UAH 47 billion will be allocated to Ukrainian roads in 2018. “The automobile roads will for the first time receive the government-guaranteed funding. This year, almost UAH 33 billion will be allocated apart from separate additional financing of a number of key highways in…

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Belarus: another 11 dairy companies get access to China’s market

Another eleven Belarusian companies will be supplying dairy products to China, Aleksei Bogdanov, head of the main department for foreign economic affairs at the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, declared. “Following a recent visit of Belarus’ Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats to China, another eleven dairy companies were granted access to the Chinese market,…

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Uzbekistan: president instructs to develop chemical industry

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has instructed to develop chemical industry and increase the domestic production of fertilizers, the press service of the president reported. The decisions were made at a meeting held to discuss current financial and economic situation of chemical industry enterprises and development of the industry. Uzbekistan adopted a program for development…

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Belarus: electric buses to be sold to Tehran

The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Belkommunmash is considering the possibility of selling electric buses to Tehran. This possibility and other matters of cooperation were discussed as Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets met with Ambassador of Iran Mostafa Oveisi in Minsk, the press service of the Minsk City Executive Committee reported. Minsk and Tehran are sister cities.…

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Belarus negotiating selling beef to Iran

Belarus is in negotiations on selling beef to Iran. The possibility of selling Belarusian beef to Iran was discussed as Ambassador of Belarus to Iran Yuri Lazarchik met with Iranian Deputy Minister of Agricultural Jihad Hassan Rokni, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. The sides discussed current matters of Belarus-Iran…

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Ukraine: exports up in 2017

Ukrainian exports grew by 20% in 2017, Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman said. “In 2017, total exports grew by almost 20%, they were $35 billion in the nine months. This amount was paid to Ukraine for products created by Ukrainian hands,” he said while opening a Cabinet meeting. In his words, the European Union accounted for…

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Azerbaijan: Mashhad-Nakhchivan train to boost tourism in 2018

Iranian Consul General to Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Mansour Airom has expressed hope that re-launching the Mashhad-Nakhchivan train will help boost tourism in the neighboring countries over the next year. Iranian and Azerbaijani railways officials are making efforts to re-launch the Mashhad-Nakhchivan train in the early days of January 2018, the envoy said. He added…

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Ukraine: construction work up in 2017

The volume of construction work in Ukraine in January-November increased by 122.5%, the Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Service Ministry reports. “In January-November enterprises of Ukraine carried out construction work worth UAH 84.4 billion (excluding the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol and part of the anti-terrorist operation zone in the east of…

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Estonia: no new taxes in 2018

Prime Minister Juri Ratas said no new taxes would be implemented next year, but added that he would like to increase the quota of workforce coming from outside the European Union. “I do not think it right to make new decisions concerning the tax policy a year before the end of this composition of the…

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