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EU-UKRAINE WEEKLY NEWS REVIEW
EU Ukraine Business Council, Kyiv, UkrainePublished by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC),
Washington, D.C., Monday, October, 19, 2015
Ukraineis starting to remove tanks from the contact line in Donetsk Oblast on Oct. 20,Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff spokesman Vladyslav Selezniov toldInterfax on Oct. 19.
The Donetsk City Court has announced a schedule of itshearings of the criminal case against Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko chargedwith involvement in the killing of Russian journalists, anInterfaxcorrespondent reported from the courtroom.
According to the study, two political parties are going towin in the elections on October 26 with a considerable gap from competitors.Support rating of political forces among the Ukrainians the following:"Bloc of Petro Poroshenko" - 24.6%, "the Radical Party, OlegLyashko" - 17.1%, in the "Batkivshyna" - 8.2%, "NarodnyiFront" - 7.6% "Strong Ukraine" - 5,7%.
Business & Economy
According to Poroshenko, vessel customs clearance in portshas been delayed because of bribes and other corruption schemes. He said thathe intends to talk with the captains of foreign ships to see what the paperwork situation in Odesa is like.
Capital investment, industrial production are still falling,but at slower pace. While retail sales declined more than 10% in September,capital investment and industrial production fell but at a pace slower thanprevious months.
Energy and Industry
The company is to accompany the project in 2016-2020.According to the company, the plan to expand the exploitation of modernizedWestinghouse nuclear fuel (WR nuclear fuel assemblies) foresees their use atreactors one, three, four and five of the NPP.
The fall in industrial production in Ukraine in September2015 compared to the same month in 2014, due to the effect of comparative base,slowed down to 5.1% against 5.8% in August, 13.4% in July, and 18.1% in June,the State Statistics Service has reported.
Society, Education & Culture
Today's protest moods in Ukraine are comparable to thoseprior to the 2013-2014 Maidan demonstrations, says Oleksiy Antypovych, the headof Rating, a sociological survey group, based on the findings of a recentsurvey.
Publications, opinions, articles
EU tells Russia to 'cease' strikeson Syria rebels by Andrew Rettman (EU Observer)
ForUkraine, a Grand Bargain is still elusive (EurActive)
Minskfor dummies by Paul Niland (the Kyivpost)
Putin’sPartition Plan for Syria by HUSSEIN IBISH(the NY Times)
European Commission, EuropeanParliament, EU Delegation to Ukraine
EPP and Commission to strengthenlinks by Eric Maurice (EU Observer)