Contents tagged with G-7

  • G7 ambassadors call on Ukrainian Parliament to make electoral reforms

    Ambassadors from the Group of 7 (The US, Italy, Germany, France, the UK, Canada and Japan) released a statement calling on the Verkhovna Rada to make electoral reforms at least a year before the next elections.

    “We applaud the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the adoption on the first reading of the draft of Electoral Code No. 3112-1. We are of one opinion that the time has come to carry out electoral reform, in order to ensure at least a year for its implementation before the 2019 elections,” the …

  • Poroshenko and Merkel discuss possible pressure on Russia to fulfill Minsk agreements

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had discussed a possible scenario of putting pressure on Russia to fulfill its part of the Minsk agreements, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    “A significant portion of time was devoted to the coordination of actions to implement the Minsk agreements. It was established that Russia is not fulfilling the Minsk agreements, and we have to develop a scenario which would motivate Russia to sit at the negotiation …

  • Poroshenko will hold talks with G7 leaders on the eve of the summit on May 25-27

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko intends to hold talks with the leaders of the G7 countries—the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Japan—on the eve of the G7 Summit, which will be held in Italy on May 25-27. He made this announcement on channel ICTV.

    "I'm going to consult with leaders of the G7 in the near future... to prepare for the summit at the highest level," he said.

    On May 20, Poroshenko intends to visit Berlin to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

  • Media: Italy discusses return of Russia to the G8

    Italy, which currently holds the presidency of the Group of Seven (G-7), favored the return of Russia to the summit, which would once again make the group the G8, Corriere della Sera reported.

    The G-7 summit will take place on May 26th-27th, in Taormina. The number of the forum members hasn’t been confirmed yet. However, according to the edition, the Italian authorities are discussing Russia’s participation in this forum.

    This issue was also raised at the meeting between the Head of the …

  • G7 Ambassadors make statement in support of Ukrainian government's fight against corruption

    The G7 Ambassadors have issued a statement in support of the basic objectives and state policy principles set forth by the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers.

    The statement was posted on the website of the Japanese Embassy in Ukraine.

     “Ambassadors have welcomed the announcement made by the Cabinet of Ministers regarding the main objectives and principles of the state policy, particularly those concerning zero tolerance with regard to political interference and corruption,” the statement said. …