Westinghouse Vice President: There's a lot of bureaucracy in Ukraine
Vice President and Managing Director at the world’s nuclear power giant Westinghouse Aziz Dag in his interview with UNIAN spoke about the prospects of the increase in nuclear fuel supplies to Ukraine and the company’s plans for the period when the current contract with Ukraine expires, also commenting on the global trend for the “green” energy development and the role of nuclear energy in the near future.
Week’s balance: budgetary "revolution," billions for roads, and preparations for heating season
The Ukrainian government approved the budget resolution for the next three years, engaged in improving road safety, and once again extended the emergency measures in the energy sector, while KyivEnergo warned of the lack of sufficient funds to prepare for the heating season - these are the main economic news of the outgoing week.
Tax on "excess" real estate Ukrainian style
Real estate tax, aimed to replenish local coffers by tens of millions of hryvnias, is by far failing to achieve its objective. Before July 1, Ukrainians will receive from their local fiscal offices this new tax notice. UNIAN clarified why the tax is not working and what should those do who have not received such a notice.
Week’s balance: President’s reform, shady Gazprom, and hryvnia tranquility
The president greenlighted the energy market reform, Gazprom commented in its favor on the decision of the Stockholm arbitration tribunal, while the Ukrainian government ahead of the land reform instructed the National Police to verify all land deals - these are this week’s main economic news.
Prospects of Ukraine’s privatization
During each year’s painful process of budget planning, Ukrainian deputies and ministers speculate on the topic of privatization of state property and voice potential sky-high sums Ukraine will allegedly get from selling off its assets. UNIAN conducted an “audit” to find out what has been left of the generally valuable and liquid companies under state control, and how it would be best to set up the sale of these assets.