December 10, 2012
Hello, dear readers!
In my blog I will inform you about the main political and other events, trends, situations in Ukraine. I will also give some information about our friendly neighbors, especially, Russian Federation. We will also analyze all the other topics related to geopolitics, foreign policy of EU, Ukraine and other countries, economic, social, technological and security trends. I am open for the dialogue and hope to hear your requests and criticism about the information you would like to know on Ukraine and the Eastern European region. Let’s call it interactive analytics and communication.
So what do we have this week? Our government has resigned after the scandal Parliamentary elections because part of the ministers is going to return back to new Parliament. President as promised named the new candidate for the post of prime-minister….and it appeared to be again Mykola Azarov. So central authorities does not seriously want to change the rules of political game in Ukraine. By the end of this week we will probably see the new government. I bet that most of ministers will be the same. Interesting moment – whether the Communist Party will receive any posts in the government or on the high level of state service (for example, the place of Head of State Customs Service of Ukraine – good financial possibilities). If “yes” – then they form stable coalition with Party of Regions. If “no” – they will not be in coalition and each voting in the Parliament will be a separate performance with unknown end.
Other sensitive moment of last week – is a whole set of announcements from Ukrainian top politicians and state-servicemen about the growing possibility of integration to Customs Union with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Interesting thing – all of them appeared just after the information about the real possibility of signing the Association Agreement between EU and Ukraine in 2013. So it is not hard to guess who is staying behind the entire information wave about Customs Union. According to Russian forecasts Ukraine will finally join Customs Union in 2015.
Behind the curtain of geopolitical games Ukraine is turning to police state – as opposition claims. At the same moment the voted law project of state budget of Ukraine for 2013 (supported by the old Parliament – the new one will start it work on the 12th of December) is transferred to the President for the signature. It should be noted that the level of budget deficit for 2013 is about 50,4 billions of hryvnas (about 6,15 billions of USD). So most people in the country are quite worried about the financial perspective of Ukraine and their households for the next year. Too bad the Christmas is near and the gift from Santa can be not very optimistic.
Anyhow I will keep informing you about all the key events in Ukraine.
Author : Roman Rukomeda