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Criminal investigation initiated over alleged damage from Tax Code Protesters’ tent camp

The Article of the Criminal Code being applied is over deliberate damage, and one of the protest’s organizers has been summoned for questioning | detail

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Will the anti-corruption laws finally come into effect?

From 1 January 20100 a package of anti-corruption laws are due to come into force, however it is not inconceivable that parliamentarians will again defer this | detail

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“New Citizen” Appeal against the Dismantling of the Protesters’ tents on Maidan

We declare our readiness to support reform in Ukraine and take responsibility for them. We are ready to pay higher taxes, but we must know everything about how the money is spent. We are ready to receive less social guarantees, but on condition that the authorities begin qualitative changes on themselves. | detail

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Protesters’ tent camp on Maidan forcibly removed “in 20 minutes”

In Kyiv workers of the municipal services, with the support of the police, have removed the tent camp on Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square]. The tents had been there for two weeks in protest over the new Tax Code | detail

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With regard to the second reading of the draft Housing Code

The Kharkiv Human Rights Group has expressed concern over certain features of the proposed Housing Code and calls for widespread discussion of its provisions | detail

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Ukrainian Association of Press Publishers calls for full coverage of Tax Code before Thursday

They call for maximum coverage of the process of amending and supplementing the Tax Code, as well as discussion of the positive and negative impact of the Code’s adoption. | detail

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President says he has vetoed the Tax Code

After weeks of mass protest, President Yanukovych has announced that he is vetoing the new Tax Code, although will sign it if some demands which he does not specify are met by Thursday | detail

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More reports of traffic police used to stop protesters

According to the head of one group of protesters, Mykola Zaharchuk, traffic police have again been used this time near Kirovohrad to stop coaches with Tax Code protesters heading for Kyiv | detail

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Tax Code Protesters’ Maidan: Challenge to the Government or a Lesson for all of us?

The Ukrainian Catholic University stress that if the authorities can heed the view of the people and have the courage for the sake of public accord to back down over mistaken decisions, they will not be demonstrating weakness, but on the contrary, great spiritual strength. | detail

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UEFA take heed! Workmen may be fired for demanding to be paid

Around 100 workers who are working on building the Euro 2012 Stadium in Lviv haven’t been paid for three months yet have faced threats of dismissal for going on strike | detail

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Depressed sectors being forced to support Tax Code

The National Forum of Ukrainian Trade Unions asserts that the government is organizing public statements in support of the highly contentious Tax Code which has brought thousands out on to the street in Kyiv and other cities in protest | detail

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Court again bans mass events in the centre of Kyiv

The District Administrative Court in Kyiv has now banned mass events in the centre from 27 November to 3 December | detail

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Tax protesters not satisfied with government promises of concessions

Besides the President’s veto of the Tax Code, the protesters are demanding the dissolution of parliament, dismissal of the Prime Minister and several government figures, in particular, the Minister of Internal Affairs | detail

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MIA puts pressure on drivers for criminal proceedings against tax code protesters

Drivers report that traffic police officers have been stopping cars and asking the drivers to sign statements that they witnessed the blocking of the street by small business owners during the 22 November protest | detail

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Traffic Police again used against demonstrators

The number of transport firms with non-roadworthy vehicles trying to leave Cherkasy, Lviv and many other cities to reach the demonstration in Kyiv would be frightening were it not so entirely improbable. | detail

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Criminal investigation initiated against peaceful Tax Code protesters

The Shevchenkivsk District Police Department in Kyiv has initiated a criminal investigation over the blocking of the road part of two central streets by demonstrators protesting on 22 November against the Tax Code | detail

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Demonstration against Tax Code continues despite ban

An indefinite demonstration by business people is continuing on Kyiv’s Independence Square. The protesters’ demands remain unchanged: re-election of the Verkhovna Rada, the dismissal of the Cabinet of Ministers and the President’s veto on the Tax Code passed last week | detail

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Court bans peaceful demonstration while Ukraine speaks of democratic commitment in Brussels

On 22 November the District Administrative Court in Kyiv allowed the Kyiv City Administration’s application and effectively banned the protests against the new Tax Code in the centre of Kyiv from 22 to 26 November | detail

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Scuffles between police and protesters on Independence Square

Demonstrators, protesting against the Tax Code, blocked traffic along the main street in Kyiv, Khreshchatyk. Police tried in vain to stop them, and there were some scuffles | detail

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Tax Code passed despite mass protests

Analysts criticize the haste with which measures have been taken without consideration of the likely consequences, including a considerable increase in unemployment. | detail

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