Recent news

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

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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Ukraine: Minimum living wages increased

Ukraine’s state budget for 2018 has set a minimum living wage for welfare purposes at 1,777 hryvnias (US$67) per month …

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Ukraine: Population to drastically shrink by 2050

Latest projections indicate that the population aged 21-59 will fall by 6 …

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Ukraine: Public holidays amended

The Ukranian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) has voted to make December 25th an official public holiday and remove May 2nd from the calendar of public holidays during the year …

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Ukraine: New regulation on labour inspection

A new regulation on labour inspection has just come into force in Ukraine …

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Ukraine/Georgia: Visa-free travel

Agreement has been reached in two separate negotiations with the European Union over visa-free travel between Georgia and Ukraine to EU countries …

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Ukraine: Heading for the border

The political and economical position of Ukraine lies in the balance, with civil war in the east, the loss of Crimea to Russia and rogue Transnistria state in the south and growing uncertainty in its relations with the European Union …

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Ukraine: Enigmatic agreement

A tripartite agreement was signed on August 23rd between Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers and both sides of industry …

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Ukraine: Real wages grow – but so do arrears

Over the year to the end of May 2016 actual wages in Ukraine grew by 23 …

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Ukraine: Bill to abolish income tax on pension payments

The Cabinet of Ministers in Ukraine has submitted to parliament for approval a Bill that would abolish income tax on pension payments …

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Ukraine: Increase in national minimum wage

The national minimum wage in Ukraine is set to increase on May 1st 2016 from the current 1,378 hryvnias (50 …

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Ukraine: Draft Labour Code finally approved in full

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s national parliament, has approved at first reading a new draft Labour Code …

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Ukraine: New Labour Code expected by end of the year

A new draft Labour Code is currently in the final stages of development in Ukraine …

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