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UKRAINIAN ECONOMY MINISTER RESIGNS. Economy and European Integration Minister Valeriy Khoroshkovskyy submitted his resignation on 3 January, Interfax reported. Among the reasons for his resignation, Khoroshkovskyy cited obstacles to his ministry's activity. "The ministry currently has only five of 11 deputy ministers appointed on my recommendation, but for more than five months the cabinet of ministers has not considered any other proposed candidates," Khoroshkovskyy said. He also argued that economic policy is dominated by the Finance Ministry, since Finance Minister Mykola Azarov also holds the post of first deputy prime minister, thus rendering the efficient performance of tasks at the Economy Ministry impossible. AM