Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Ukraine as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Ukraine: Government develops three stages of raising minimum wage

Under the current schedule, the minimum wage is due to increase to UAH 5,000 (US$185) from 1st September 2020 …

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Ukraine: Limiting trade union powers

Having withdrawn a highly controversial overhaul of the Labour Code (2708) in March, the government has now drawn up a more limited amendment (2681) directed specifically at limiting trade union powers …

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Ukraine: Cabinet of Ministers withdraw draft of Labor Code

Draft Bill 2708, launched late last year, would have introduced sweeping trade union reforms and allowed “at will” employment …

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Ukraine: Government signs visa-free agreements with Argentina, Marshall Islands and Grenada

Effective March 14th 2020, Ukrainian citizens will be able to visit Argentina visa-free and stay for 90 days within any 180-day period …

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Ukraine: Minimum wage increased from January 1st 2020

The minimum gross monthly pay level has increased to UAH 4,723 (US$199 …

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Ukraine: Corruption whistleblower law enters into force

A new Whistleblower protection law has just come into force …

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Ukraine: Cabinet approves visa-free regime with Colombia, Ecuador

Ukrainians are now able to stay in Colombia and Ecuador without visas for 90 days within any 180-day period …

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Ukraine: Agreement with Mongolia on mutual abolition of visas approved

Under a new agreement, citizens of Ukraine and Mongolia may visit each other’s country for a period not exceeding 90 days within a 180-day period …

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Ukraine: Draft law on Ukrainian language adopted by 278 lawmakers

The Law on Ensuring the Functioning of Ukrainian Language as the National Language, adopted on April 25th 2019 seeks to regulate the use of the national language in the country …

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Ukraine: President signs visa waiver agreement with North Macedonia for a year

Citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia will now be able to enter or transit through Ukraine without a visa for up to 90 days within any 180 days …

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Ukraine/Uruguay: Visa free regime to take effect February 15

With effect from the 15th of February 2019, Ukrainian citizens will be able to visit Uruguay without a visa and stay for a period of no more than 90 days …

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Ukraine: Citizens of 52 countries to be able to apply for Ukraine’s e-visa from January 1

Citizens from 52 countries now may obtain electronic visas (e-Visas) online prior to entering the country …

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Ukraine: President says average salary in Ukraine may grow to UAH 10,000 in Q1, 2019

According to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the average salary in the country is likely to grow to UAH 10,000 (US$356 …

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Ukraine: Ban on Russian men aged 16-60 from entering country

In addition to the imposition of martial law across much of the country, a 30-day ban has been imposed on the entry of Russian men aged 16-60 …

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Ukraine: Ukrainians may stay in Serbia for up to 90 days without visa

Citizens of Ukraine may now stay in Serbia for up to 90 days within any 180-day period without requiring a visa …

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