Ukraine parliament approves Volodymyr Groysman as new PM
Ukraine’s parliament has approved a key presidential ally as prime minister, in the country’s biggest political shakeup since the 2014 uprising.
The new government could end months of political infighting that has stalled efforts to tackle corruption and delayed billions of dollars in foreign loans, but reformists have expressed concern over the departure of experienced western-backed technocrats from the cabinet.
Volodymyr Groysman said he would be committed to stamping out corruption and strengthening ties with the EU as prime minister.
The altered cabinet under Groysman, an ally of the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, appears to strengthen the latter’s influence on the economic side of policymaking.
Oleksandr Danylyuk, 40, who is set to become finance minister, is the deputy head of Poroshenko’s administration, while the economy minister and first deputy prime minister positions will be given to Stepan Kubiv, the president’s representative in parliament.
They replace the US-born finance minister Natalia Yaresko, whose handling of Ukraine’s debt crisis has been praised by Washington, and the former economy minister Aivaras Abromavičius, who led a campaign to privatise corruption-ridden state companies, but resigned in February.
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La lettre écrite par notre Président @BenjaminAbtan , @CLAPOTMireille MP et @JoseFariaMEP MEP a été publiée par le journal Portugais, O Público.
La lutte pour les droits humains continue !
The European Grassroots Antiracist Movement, as a European #antiracist organization, and the We Belong to Here Association protest in the strongest possible terms against the – today in #Hungary held – far-right and racist action intimidating the Roma community.
Lundi 13 Mars à 18h30 à l'@Inalco, rencontre-dédicace avec Marcel Courthiade, autour de sa dernière publication "Petite histoire du peuple rrom. Première diaspora historique de l'Inde".
Wednesday 24th April - the day of the Armenian genocide - we reunited in Istanbul to commemorate all the Armenian victims.
Let's not forget Armenian people's sufferings- it is important to acknowledge such a tragedy so that in the future no one will ever deny it
Today,MP Garo Paylan explained us how Turkey is no longer a democratic country and how the Armenian genocide intertwines with the current situation with Kurdish people's sufferings
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