Russia will offer cheaper natural gas to Ukraine if the government in Kiev opts to join a Moscow-led economic bloc after halting free-trade talks with the European Union, according to First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.
Poland’s planned revamp of privately managed pension funds is “necessary for financial safety,” President Bronislaw Komorowski said, signaling that he will sign the bill into law if approved by lawmakers.
Ukraine needs to resolve issues plaguing its relationship with Russia before it can sign a free- trade agreement with the European Union, President Viktor Yanukovych said as he prepared to attend the bloc’s summit.
Poland’s government has dropped a proposal that would force privately managed pension funds to invest at least 75 percent of assets in stocks as it seeks to forestall any legal challenges to its planned system revamp.
Poland’s acting President Bronislaw Komorowski can’t rely on winning the July 4 second round vote after his party garnered a narrower victory than polls had indicated in the first round, said Andrzej Olszewski of pollster TNS OBOP .