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Tax service to receive new KPIs – head of Rada committee Hetmantsev

In the process of raising the level of administration, planned in the program of cooperation with the IMF, the State Tax Service will receive new key performance indicators (KPIs), Danylo Hetmantsev, head of the parliamentary committee on finance, tax and customs policy, has said. “These are completely new KPIs for the tax authorities, in general,…
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Akhmetov initiates arbitration against Russia for seized assets in Donetsk, Luhansk regions to fund Ukraine’s future recovery

Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov, as an investor, will demand compensation from Russia for all losses caused to him as a result of interference in the activities or expropriation of assets and investments by the so-called “DNR” and “LNR” under the leadership or control of Russia in 2014-2017, according to the SCM website on Tuesday. These…
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Customs reform should start with reboot of leadership at competition with participation of intl specialists – MP Hetmantsev

The State Customs Service is in “ruins”: “there is no hierarchy, there is uncontrollability of the system, systemic corruption schemes,” Danylo Hetmantsev, head of the parliamentary committee on finance, tax and customs policy, has said. “There is a problem. And this problem is being treated according to a clear recipe, but this recipe needs to…
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French Human Rights Organization Reports on Persecution of Ukrainian Humanitarian Company

The French human rights organization, Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience, recently reported on the ongoing persecution of a Ukrainian family of psychologists, Iefym and Halyna Shabshai. The Shabshai family had to leave their company in Ukraine due to the hostilities unleashed by the Russian Federation and are now seeking…
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Ukrainian trio detained over killing of journalist

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Surgeon and musician held over Ukraine journalist’s murder

Ukrainian police have detained five people, including a paediatric surgeon and a rock musician, over a 2016 car bomb attack that killed the investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet. Senior law enforcement officials said the motive for killing 44-year-old Pavel Sheremet was to destabilise the country but declined to say who might have ordered the murder. “In…
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Ukraine’s culture minister: Only 8% of Ukrainians can distinguish fake from truth

According to the minister, the responsibility of the authorities is to ensure that Ukrainians reduce consumption of disinformation. Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Volodymyr Borodyanskiy has said 90% of Ukrainians cannot tell fake from truth. “We have been at war for five years. This is a complex war. This is an unusual war. It…
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Hong Kong protests: journalist blinded in one eye amid mounting violence

An Indonesian journalist hit in the face by a rubber bullet during protests in Hong Kong has been permanently blinded in one eye, her lawyer has said, in what is the most serious injury among members of the media since the movement began in June. There are growing concerns about the threat to journalists from…
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IFJ launches 3-week campaign against impunity

The IFJ is to launch a 3-week campaign to expose the staggering levels of impunity for crimes against journalists and the lack of international action to combat the rising tide of threats and abuse faced by journalists worldwide.   The campaign will kick-off on 2 November marking International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against…
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For International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists OSCE Representative Désir urges States to take action and protect journalists

Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. (Quai d’Orsay/Frédéric de La Mure ) VIENNA, 31 October 2019 – The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, stressed today the need to protect journalists and prosecute those responsible for crimes committed against them, on the occasion of the upcoming International Day to…
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