Sheetsthe President of Lithuania has reorganised the government
the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus has signed the decree according to which two ministries are abolished: communication and computer science, and also the building and urbanistics ministry. As a whole in an office are replaced no more its three members: Ministers of Health, rural and a forestry and preservation of the environment. Not clear there is a destiny of the ministry of affairs of Europe which activity is quite often duplicated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the head of the government of Lithuania there will be a leader of conservative party “ the fatherland Union “ Gjadiminas Vagnorjus. The decree became a result developed in Lithuania after discussion presidential election about structure of the new government. During debate offers on reduction of number of the ministries with 17 to 12 and replacement of six members of the cabinet arrived.
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the Summit of the Tsentralnoaziatsky union
the Question of the introduction of Tajikistan in the Tsenralnoaziatsky union of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kirghizia became the main theme of a yesterday`s meeting of heads of the states of this regional block in Tashkent. On the basis of the contract on creation TSAS, signed in 1992, the program on integration deepening between the countries - participants of the union, consisting of 50 projects has been developed. These projects provide creation financially - industrial groups in chemical, oil and gas and other branches. For maintenance of the world and stability in region the peace-making battalion of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kirghizia also has been generated under the aegis of the United Nations. In Tashkent the idea of creation of the international consortia in a number of areas of national economies of three states was discussed, and also the program of prime economic actions TSAS has been studied.
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Poland has refused to give out Stankevicha
the Minister of Justice, the general public prosecutor of Poland to Hanna Suhotsky has made decision not to bring in the Supreme court of the cassation appeal of the decision of court of the bottom instance about Sergey Stankevicha`s lack of distribution to bodies of the Russian justice, considering that delivery of the former adviser of the Russian president in legal relations is inadmissible. In December, 1997 the public prosecutor of the Russian Federation Yury Skuratov in the missive addressed to Suhotsky asked to comply the request for an extradition of Stankevicha which has been detained in Warsaw in April, 1997 on the basis of the warrant on the arrest, given out by the Interpol. In the same month the Russian side which accuses Stankevicha of reception of a bribe $10 thousand from English organizers of a concert on Red Square in Moscow in 1992, has addressed to the Polish authorities with a request for extradition of Stankevicha. In November of last year voevodsky the court in Warsaw has decided that legal conditions for an extradition are not present. Under the Polish laws, criminal prosecution for bribe reception that person who has made this act is exposed only, being in public service in Poland.
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“ Red khmers “ The prime minister - the minister of prince Norodoma Ranarita in the ranks of supporting it " has risen against the leaders
On the eve of the returning planned for Monday to Cambodia former the first; red khmers “ there was a split. The day before yesterday about 200 insurgents led by the commanders have come over to the side of the governmental armies. Yesterday this information has confirmed radio of insurgents, having informed that ostensibly “ in revenge for this change “ in the night from Wednesday to Thursday in 20 km to the east from Chongpui groups “ red khmers “ attacked positions of the governmental armies. These actions the guerrilla became infringement operating with the end of February of the arrangement to stop war. It is not excluded that the prospect to appear again involved in the bloody armed opposition with the authorities not too it was pleasant to private soldiers “ to red khmers “: on Thursday they have lifted mutiny against an own management. Having attacked a staff - apartment “ red khmers “ in Anlong - Venge, they after short fight have occupied it. To leaders “ red khmers “ including to their former head Pol Pot, to the commander of the armed groups “ red khmers “ That Moku and to their political leader Khieu Samfanu, was necessary to run from the former subordinates. Possibly, they have gone aside kambodzhijsko - the Thai border on motor vehicles.
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powers of the mayor of London
the Government of Great Britain Are defined has published the plans, concerning planned for November 1999 - go - March, 2000 of elections of the mayor of London. London - one of few capitals of the world where there is no mayor. Since 1986 a megacity regional councils and the government of Great Britain operate. The head of capital administration will supervise police which now directly submits to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and also work of transport and to care of preservation of the environment. The mayor of London will carry out control over the budget almost in 3,3 mlrd pounds sterling. Thus the administration can find additional incomes by means of taxes. For the aid to the mayor will be created new management “ Transport of London “ and agency on development of London which will develop strategy of economic and investment development of a megacity. According to the assistant to prime minister John Preskotta, the mayor will actively represent London as in the country, and abroad.
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Hong Kong will be closer to Beijing
the Siangan (Hong Kong) which has passed in July of last year under the sovereignty of the Peoples Republic of China, uses a considerable autonomy in relation to continent according to a principle “ one country, two systems “. To get to Special administrative area Siangan (SARS), citizens of the Peoples Republic of China need to make out visas as for a trip abroad. For strengthening of relations with the central Chinese government and the local continental authorities management SARS has decided to open the representation in Beijing. The representation will run business in close contact (but not under the direction of) with office on affairs of Siangan and Macao at state council of the Peoples Republic of China which name “ the keeper “ interests of Siangan on continent. Employees of the representation which basic structure will arrive from Siangan, will be engaged in information transfer about continent sjanganskoj administrations, discussion with representatives of the central authorities of various problems on the instructions of Siangan, questions of registration of visas to foreigners and immigrations.
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