Yanukovych vetoes amendments to law on public procurement

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June 17, 2011, 7:29 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has vetoed a law on amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine on public procurement, in particular, the current law on public procurement. The president's proposals to the law have been posted on the Web site of the Verkhovna Rada (bill No.7532 of May 17, 2011).

Bill No.7532 introduces amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine regarding the simplification of the procedure for purchase by enterprises, specifies grounds to apply the one-bidder procurement procedure and establishes a new mechanism for the application of the one-bidder procurement procedure, under which there is no need to obtain approval from the authorized body in the sphere of procurement.
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Anonymous June 18, 2011, 12:56 a.m.    

Yanukovych vetoes transparency.

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Anonymous June 18, 2011, 12:41 p.m.    

Another nail in the coffin for getting any IMF assistance later this year. First holding back the pension reform and make it so weak that it does not make any difference, then he ensure that gas prices will not be hiked to a level of sustainability for Naftogaz Ukraine, and now this latest stunt.

At this stage the IMF should tell the Ukraine leadership which is only elected and could be replaced, that if no changes are done to meet the metrics agreed upon in the accord between Ukraine and IMF, there will be no assistance anymore.

Then Ukraine have to find itself a way out of this by its own. Ohh, i just forgot, its maybe the reason he wants - because then he has a legitimate reason to negoatiate with Russia to make a preferred deal. Or should i say give Russia all the assets of any worth in Ukraine towards the Ukraine ability to become energy slaves of Russia for the remainder of the period of being an independent state, which will not last for long.

Transparency is one issue, but the neglect of thinking more than two steps ahead of the president is really scary. It seems like we deal with a person who has all intentions of getting out of the country within 5-10 years time and enjoy his time in Switzerland...

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