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2012-06-20 13:41:00
Ukraine's birth rate on rise, mortality on decline.
The birth rate in January-April 2012 compared with the same period last year
increased by 4.49% - up to 164, 263 people, while mortality fell by 0.7% to 233,
298 people. The population in Ukraine as of May 1 totaled 45, 573, 607 million
people, according to the report of the State StatisticsService.

2012-06-20 13:09:00
Roll call vote will not adopt languages law - Tomenko.
Parliament will not pass it into the law the Bill 9073 of Serhiy Kivalov and
Vadym Kolesnichenko on the principles of the state language policy. This opinion
was expressed at the press briefing by Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada

2012-06-20 13:04:00
Electricity export in 5M12 more than total for 2011.
The export of Ukrainian electricity for five months of 2012 exceeded the 2011
annual volume by 55% or 1.226 billion kWh.

2012-06-20 12:36:00
President to attend first meeting of Constitutional Assembly.
President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine will attend the first meeting of the
Constitutional Assembly on Wednesday, June 20. As the presidential press service
reported, the meeting will be also attended by Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr
Lytvyn, the leaders of the parliamentary factions and committees, the officials
of the Presidential Administration, representatives of international and

2012-06-20 12:30:00
Lytvyn to pay official visits to Estonia, Latvia, Israel.
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Lytvyn, according to the
plan of international exchanges of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for 2012, on
June 25-27 will pay official visits to Estonia and Latvia, and July 9-11 to the
State of Israel, the parliamentary press servicereported.

2012-06-20 11:44:00
Parliament may impose luxury tax before session end.
Chairman of the Party of Regions' parliamentary faction, Oleksandr Yefremov does
not exclude that the Parliament will have enough time to pass a bill on the tax
on luxury before the end of the current session. He stated this at a press
briefing onTuesday.

2012-06-20 11:42:00
Expert: Constitutional Assembly should become platform for dialogue to implement
current effective constitution.
The Constitutional Assembly should begin its work to analyze the state of
implementation of the Constitution and finding the causes for failure of any of
its provisions, according to the President of the Center for Political and Legal
Studies IhorKoliushko.

2012-06-20 10:57:00
4mln people crossed Ukrainian border since EURO 2012 start.
According to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS), 4 million people
have crossed the state border of Ukraine since the start of the 2012 UEFA
European Football Championship.

2012-06-20 10:48:00
Parliamentary session may be extended for another week - Yefremov.
Chairman of the Party of Regions' faction, Oleksandr Yefremov does not exclude
that the Parliament will decide on continuation of the session after July 6 for
another week.

2012-06-20 10:46:00
Parliamentary immunity will be finally abolished in autumn.
Chairman of the Party of Regions' parliamentary faction, Oleksandr Yefremov
predicts that the Parliament will adopt a law on the abolition of parliamentary
immunity as early as September this year. He stated this at a press briefing