Ukraine: retirement age not to be raised

The reform proposed by the Cabinet does not provide for raising the retirement age, but it cancels the taxation of pensions, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said, commenting on the decision of the National Council of Reforms to support the pension reform. “We had a thorough conversation, we received useful suggestions, and the National…

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Ukraine and Kazakhstan to extend export-import cooperation

Within the framework of the Kazakh-Ukrainian Business Council, an agreement was reached between the two countries on export-import cooperation, Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister – Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities stated at the 13th meeting of the joint interstate Ukrainian-Kazakh commission for economic cooperation. According to Zubko, the Development Bank of Kazakhstan is…

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Tajikistan: president gets acquainted with Armenia’s innovative development

During his two-day official visit to Armenia, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has got acquainted with its innovative development. Tajik leader visited Technology and Science Dynamics LLC (TSD) in Yerevan. Rahmon reportedly got acquainted with TSD achievements in the field of information and communications technologies. Technology and Science Dynamics is a research and development corporation established…

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Belarus: lower export duty on potash fertilizers to have little effect on budget

The reduction of the customs duty on the export of potash fertilizers will not substantially influence the state budget, Belarusian First Deputy Finance Minister Maxim Yermolovich declared after an expanded-participation session of the Budget and Finance Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus on June 14. When asked whether this…

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Ukraine: Cabinet to keep defense expenditures in 2018 at 5% of GDP

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has proposed retaining expense expenditures for 2018 at 5% of GDP, according to the draft bill “Budget policy basics for 2018-2020 (Budget Resolution).” “The priority is supporting defense and security: expenditures for this sphere for 2018 will be at 5% of GDP,” Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk said, presenting the resolution. “Within…

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