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Changes made by new Law on Local Elections

Changes made by new Law on Local Elections

The new law entered into force on 08.08.2015. The elections are scheduled for October 25 and they will test is the model suggested by the Law is actually effective. The main feature of the upcoming elections is the non-transferable vote. In the infographics down below you can find more information on changes brought by the […]

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Unrest near Verkhovna Rada on August 31 – reasons and opinions

On August 31 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted amendments to the Constitution which are supposed to guarantee decentralization of power in the country. This decision caused unrest inside as well as outside the Verkhovna Rada. Several parties which have greatly lost their value in coalition blocked the tribune meanwhile outside people gathered for meeting which […]

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Adoption of the law on restructuring of foreign currency loans would harm the country’s economy

Adoption of the law on restructuring of foreign currency loans would harm the country’s economy

The law on restructuring of loans in foreign currency that has been adopted by Verkhovna Rada is a populist move which will result in destruction of country’s economy. This statement was made by representatives of the banking community during press briefing in Ukraine Crisis media Center. On July 2 Verkhovna Rada adopted the law which […]

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Poroshenko wants deputies to cancel their immunity during current parliamentary session

Poroshenko wants deputies to cancel their immunity during current parliamentary session

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko asks deputies to cancel their immunity and limit immunity of judges. Unian.ua informs this with reference to president’s Twitter. ‘I ask the parliament to vote changes to Constitution on abolition of parliamentary immunity and limiting immunity of judges during this session’. Previously the Constitutional Court issued a decision that bill […]

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Verkhovna Rada wants to get rid of Soviet clichés

Verkhovna Rada wants to get rid of Soviet clichés

Parliament of Ukraine makes steps to get rid of clichés and names preserved from times of Soviet Union. Verkhovna Rada decided to set May 8 as Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation in honor of victims of the Second World War. The corresponding law #2539 ‘On perpetuation of victory over Nazism in Second World War 1939-1945’ […]

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Activists created a web-page with list of MP button-pressers

Activists created a web-page with list of MP button-pressers

Activists have created and published a web page with a list of deputies – button-pressers or cheaters. Activists of public movement ‘Chesto’ [frankly] launched a separate section on their website which is dedicated to members of parliament who cheat during the voting (knopkodavy.chesno.org). Authors of the project published list of deputies of Verkhovna Rada who […]

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Parliament recognized part of Donbas as occupied territory

Parliament recognized part of Donbas as occupied territory

March 17, 2015 Verkhovna Rada adopted resolution to acknowledge pars of Donbas as occupied territory Parliament of Ukraine adopted a resolution on recognition of some regions, towns and villages of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts as temporarily occupied territories. 280 mamber of parliament of 333 registered in the session hall supported the resolution. Source: unian.ua

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Series of laws on implementation of Minsk agreements

Series of laws on implementation of Minsk agreements

March 16, 2015 Verkhovna Rada chairman informed about a number of laws on implementation of Minsk agreements Chairman of Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman underlined that than parliament got a list of laws on implementation of Minsk agreements. Parliament spokesperson mentioned that Minsk agreements define particular resolution about some territories where there should be local elections. […]

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This week government plans to allow international military training at UA territory

This week government plans to allow international military training at UA territory

March 16, 2015 International military training on Ukrainian territory might be allowed by the Parliament Here are some plans of Ukrainian Parliament for this week. On March 17 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine plans to vote on draft resolution on statement of the parliament ‘On eliminating armed aggression of Russian Federation and overcoming its consequences’. In […]

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Groysman emphasizes necessity for ‘code of conduct’ in Parliament

Groysman emphasizes necessity for ‘code of conduct’ in Parliament

March 10, 2015 The speaker of Ukrainian parliament believes that it needs ‘code of conduct’ Chairman of Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman underlines that this governmental institution needs ‘code of conduct’. He informed this during press conference in Kyiv. In particular, the speaker reminded about fights in Parliament and ‘other things which do not create credibility […]

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