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Мінрегіон пропонує реконструювати «хрущовки» за згоди 75% власників житла

Міністерство регіонального розвитку, будівництва та ЖКГ України пропонує реконструювати «хрущовки» за згоди щонайменше 75 відсотсотків власників квартир та іншого нерухомого майна в межах кварталу або мікрорайону.

Відповідні зміни передбачає розроблений міністерством законопроєкт.

«Сьогодні у діючому законі 2006 року щодо реконструкції застарілого житла прописана обов’язкова згода 100% мешканців будинку. Тобто, відмова навіть одного жителя, який прописаний у квартирі такого будинку, виключає можливість проведення реконструкції. Навіть якщо вся решта жителів повністю підтримує це рішення. Це не зовсім правильно», – розповів заступник міністра Лев Парцхаладзе.

За його словами, коефіцієнт відшкодування за старе житло становить 1,5.

«Тобто при переїзді в новий будинок вам повинні дати квартиру на 50% більше. Це стало основною причиною того, що реновація застарілого житла в Україні так і не змогла розпочатися на практиці», – вважає посадовець.

Розроблений міністерством законопроєкт передбачає можливість здійснення реконструкції застарілого житла різної поверховості, а не лише до п’ятьох поверхів.

Згідно з документом, якщо власники квартир, попри згоду понад 75% мешканців, відмовляються залишати домівку, відселення відбувається в примусовому порядку за рішенням суду.

При цьому власники квартир мають право вибору квартири в «маневреному фонді» (житловий фонд, сформований інвестором-забудовником за власні кошти та призначений для тимчасового проживання громадян на час проведення реконструкції житла застарілого житлового фонду) або в стартовому будинку (будинки, побудовані в першочерговому порядку під час комплексної реконструкції кварталів (мікрорайонів) з метою переселення мешканців застарілого житлового фонду).

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Norway’s First Electric Plane Crash-Lands on Lake

Norway’s first battery-powered aircraft crash-landed on a lake on Wednesday, in a setback for the country’s aviation strategy, although police said the pilot and passenger both escaped unhurt.The plane’s owner, airport operator Avinor, told Reuters last year it hoped to see commercial passenger flights on electric planes by 2025.The two-seater plane was piloted by Avinor Chief Executive Dag Falk-Pedersen, who had invited a string of high-profile passengers to showcase the opportunities of electrification.Photographs published by Norwegian media showed the Alpha Electro G2 plane, produced by Slovenia’s Pipistrel, nose-down and partly submerged at the end of a lake near Arendal in southern Norway.The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.”I made a mayday call and looked for a place to land,” Falk-Pedersen told public broadcaster NRK.”This is not good for the work we do,” he added. His passenger during the crash, Aase Marthe Horrigmo, a junior government minister, was among Avinor’s guests on Wednesday, as was Environment Minister Ola Elvestuen, who flew earlier in the day.The government has asked Avinor to develop a program for electrification of all domestic aviation by 2040.
 

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Republican Congressman Steve King: Would Humanity Exist Without Rape, Incest?

Conservative U.S. Representative Steve King wondered aloud on Wednesday whether the human race would still exist without rape and incest, as he explained his anti-abortion position to an audience in his home state of Iowa, local media reported.King, a Republican who is staunchly opposed to abortion, made his remarks to 50 members of the Westside Conservative Club during the breakfast event in Urbandale, the Des Moines Register reported.”What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?” King said in a video of the event posted on the newspaper’s website.”Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout all these different nations, I know that I can’t say that I was not a part of a product of that,” he added.In January, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution disapproving King asking in an interview with the New York Times why “white supremacy” was considered offensive. Republicans also stripped King of his committee assignments in response to his comments.His remarks on Wednesday came in a year that a series of Republican-controlled state legislatures passed new restrictions on abortion intended to provoke a U.S. Supreme Court review of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that upheld a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy.The most restrictive, passed in Alabama, would completely ban abortion with no exception for rape or incest.A spokesman for King was not immediately available for comment.King is opposed to exceptions for rape and incest in laws restricting abortion and has tried unsuccessfully to get legislation reflecting his position passed in the House of Representatives.”It’s not the baby’s fault for the sin of the father, or of the mother,” he said.King was first elected to Congress in 2002 and won re-election in November with just over 50 percent of the vote, sharply lower than the 61.2 percent he garnered in 2016.

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МЗС: візит Зеленського до Вашингтона майже погоджений

Візит президента України Володимира Зеленського до столиці США Вашингтона майже погоджений, повідомила заступник міністра закордонних справ України Олена Зеркаль в інтерв’ю виданню «BBC News Україна».

«Візит вже майже погоджено. Цим опікується Офіс президента напряму», – сказала Зеркаль.

На початку липня посол України в США Валерій Чалий називав дві можливі дати для поїздки Зеленського до США: або серпень (коли президент України відвідає тільки Вашингтон), або вересень (коли цей візит буде поєднаний із участю в дебатах на сесії Генеральної асамблеї ООН).

У серпні Офіс президента України заперечив інформацію в ЗМІ, які написали, що американська сторона не погоджує зустріч Зеленського з президентом США Дональдом Трампом, поки Андрій Богдан залишається головою Офісу президента.

Представники посольства США в Україні в коментарі Радіо Свобода зазначили, що позицію Вашингтона 27 липня висловив спеціальний представник Державного департаменту США з питань України Курт Волкер. Під час пресконференції в Києві він сказав, що запрошення Трампа залишається чинним, українській стороні не висували жодних умов.

Сам президент США говорив, що Зеленський «дуже скоро» приїде у Вашингтон.

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Russia Flies Nuclear-Capable Bombers to Region Facing Alaska

Russia said on Wednesday it had flown two nuclear-capable TU-160 bombers to a far eastern Russian region opposite Alaska as part of a training exercise that state media said showed Moscow’s ability to park nuclear arms on the United States’ doorstep.The Tupolev TU-160 strategic bomber, nicknamed the White Swan in Russia, is a supersonic Soviet-era aircraft capable of carrying up to 12 short-range nuclear missiles and of flying 12,000 km (7,500 miles) non-stop without refueling.Russia’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the planes had covered a distance of over 6,000 km (3,728 miles) in over eight hours from their home base in western Russia to deploy in Anadyr in the Chuktoka region which faces Alaska.It said the flight was part of a tactical exercise that would last until the end of this week and was designed to rehearse the air force’s ability to rebase to operational air fields and to practice air-to-air refueling.Russian government newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta said on its website that the flight showed Moscow’s ability to base nuclear bombers within 20 minutes flight time from the United States, which it said was just over 600 km (372 miles) away.TU-160s have flown from bases in Russia to Syria where they have bombed forces opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, one of Moscow’s closest Middle East allies.The defense ministry said a total of around 10 TU-160 bombers and TU-95MS and IL-78 planes were involved in the exercise, suggesting it covered other areas too. 

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Луценко розповів деталі справи Гримчака

Заступник міністра з питань тимчасово окупованих територій Юрій Гримчак та його помічники вимагали хабар за вплив на рішення судів та чиновників Міністерства культури, повідомив генеральний прокурор України Юрій Луценко у Facebook. У 2002-2005 роках Гримчак був його помічником у парламенті.

«Негласні слідчі дії свідчать, що він та його помічники вимагали кошти за вплив на рішення судів та чиновників Мінкультури для прийняття замовлених рішень. Соромно за нього», – написав Луценко.

Увечері 14 серпня дружина Юрія Гримчака розповіла про затримання чоловіка та обшуки в їхній оселі. 

За даними Радіо Свобода, обшуки тривають. Самого заступника міністра наразі не виводили з квартири.

Служба безпеки України повідомила, що заступник міністра з питань тимчасово окупованих територій та його помічник затримані в справі про вимагання 1,1 мільйона доларів хабаря за нібито сприяння в ухвалені рішень особами, уповноваженими на виконання функцій держави. Їм інкримінують злочин, передбачений статтею 190 Кримінального кодексу України (шахрайство).

За даними МінТОТ, затримання не пов’язане з виконанням ним посадових обов’язків заступника міністра.​ У відомстві наголосили, що в них немає посади «помічник заступника міністра». Другий затриманий нібито не має стосунку до міністерства.

Реакція Гримчака на звинувачення правоохоронців наразі невідома. Він працює на посаді заступника голови МінТОТ з березня 2017 року.

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US, European Stocks Plunge on Recession Worries

U.S. and European stock markets plunged sharply Wednesday as key economic indicators signaled the distinct possibility of a global recession in the next year.Key stock indexes in New York fell more than 2% in midday trading, while markets in Europe dropped by similar amounts. The bellwether Dow Jones average of 30 key U.S. stocks was down more than 600 points, reversing sharp gains on Tuesday after the U.S. announced it was delaying a new 10% tariff on key Chinese imports.Analysts pointed to weak German and Chinese economic data as warning signs of a possible world economic slowdown, but most importantly, to a so-called yield curve inversion for interest rates on two- and 10-year U.S. Treasury notes.Typically, interest rates on longer-term government bonds are higher than those for shorter periods of time. But when that interest rate phenomenon is reversed, as occurred Wednesday, it can be a sign that investors have worries about the immediate state of the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, and are demanding a higher rate of return on the shorter-term notes.The yield on a 10-year Treasury note briefly hit 1.622%, dropping below the 1.634% yield for a two-year bond, although the longer-term yields moved higher in later trading ahead of the two-year notes.It was the first time such an interest rate inversion had occurred since 2005, two years before the start of the U.S. recession that was the country’s worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Millions of U.S. workers lost their jobs in the recession a decade ago, as well as their homes, when they no longer had enough money to make monthly home loan payments.The bond interest rate inversion has preceded the last nine U.S. recessions over the last six decades, although the barometer is not a perfect indicator. No recession occurred in 1966, even though there had been an interest rate inversion.  China said its factory production was the weakest in 17 years, while Germany, Europe’s most powerful economic engine, said its economic output shrank in the April-to-June period.The negative economic indicators could push central banks around the world to cut their key interest rates, following U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers who last month trimmed the key U.S. benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point.One financial analyst, Joe Manimbo of Western Union Business Solutions, told investors in a note, “The so-called yield inversion signaled that the U.S. economy could be a little more than a year away from recession. Sinking yields are the bond market’s way of pressuring the Fed to step on the monetary gas pedal and cut interest rates. Others worry that central bankers may be low on tools to ward off recession given that policy settings are already accommodative” with low interest rates.U.S. President Donald Trump, who has touted a robust U.S. economy as a key reason voters should re-elect him in 2020, has frequently criticized the independent Federal Reserve Board for not cutting interest rates fast enough.”They must cut rates bigger and faster,” Trump said recently on Twitter.The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.1% in the April-to-June period, down a percentage point from the first three months of the year.

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Teenage Activist Greta Takes Climate Campaign To The High Seas

With the wind in her hair and TV cameras pointing at her, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg began a trans-Atlantic crossing in a racing yacht on Wednesday to further her campaign for stronger action against climate change.The 16-year-old activist, who shot to global fame last year after she started missing school every Friday to demonstrate outside the Swedish parliament, is bound for New York, where she will take part in a United Nations climate summit.Standing on a pontoon in a marina in Plymouth, southwest England, Thunberg gave a news conference in front of a throng of TV crews and photographers just before setting sail under a typically English grey sky on the 60-foot yacht Malizia II.The vessel has been equipped with solar panels and underwater electricity turbines to ensure that it leaves no carbon footprint. Conditions on board are Spartan, with no shower or toilet, and meals will consist of freeze-dried food.Thunberg, who was wearing a black waterproof jacket emblazoned with the slogan “Unite Behind the Science”, was asked how she expected other people to travel across continents, given that not everyone could muster a racing yacht and crew.”I am not telling anyone what to do or what not to do,” she responded. “I am one of the very, very few people in the world who actually can do this and I think I should take that chance.”She said that her voice was not heard at all when she first started campaigning on climate change issues, and it was only after she started her school strikes and other teenagers began to emulate her that she made an impact. This had convinced her of the value of creative forms of campaigning.Having previously said it would be a waste of time for her to meet President Donald Trump, who has pulled the United States out of the Paris accord on limiting the effects of climate change, Thunberg was pressed on why she would not want to seize any chance to convince him or other sceptics.”I’m not that special. I can’t convince everyone. Instead of speaking to me and to the school-striking children and teenagers they should be talking to actual scientists and experts in this area,” she said. “There are climate delayers who want to do everything to shift the focus from the climate crisis to something else, or want to make people question the science. I’m not worried about that. I’m just going to do as I want to do and what I think will have most impact.”Thunberg is taking a year off school to travel around the Americas. She said she did not yet know how she would come home at the end of her travels.