Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky attends a news conference following his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. File photo/Reuters
Ukraine’s president has submitted a draft law to parliament criminalising illicit enrichment by officials, a condition for receiving support from the International Monetary Fund, the parliament website showed on Wednesday.
Ukraine passed similar legislation in 2015, clearing the way for bailout loans from the IMF, but the constitutional court overturned that bill in February on the grounds that it contravened the presumption of innocence.
The comedian-turned-president’s Servant of the People party had around 42 per cent of the vote, well ahead of its nearest rival on just over 12 per cent, with 44 per cent of votes counted,
Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky steps into his new role as Ukrainian president with his inauguration on Monday, launching a new era for the country wracked by war and economic difficulties.
Volodymyr Zelensky, a 41-year-old comedian with no political experience, took office as Ukraine’s president on Monday after winning a landslide election victory.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Sunday approved the financial settlement of 11 staff members of the Sharjah Police.
Thursday will be a red-letter day for Sharjah when the gates to the region’s most sought-after international photography festival, Xposure 2019, will be thrown open to the public for four days, packed with an exciting mix of events starting from Sept.19.
With just a few days left before the much-anticipated launch of the multinational mission to ISS, Emirati astronauts Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi are gearing up, in right earnest, for the groundbreaking event.
Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority’s (Epaa) Wasit Wetland Centre was one of five projects to win the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. One of the world’s most prestigious awards for architecture, it is worth US$1 million. The winners were announced in Kazan Kremlin, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site in Russia, and the celebration and distribution will be held later.