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11 September 2018, 16:00

Parliament, Cabinet: Carrying electoral melody four-handedly

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

“The Parliament and the Government are determined to keep the pace of reforms in the run-up to elections,” -- Andriy Parubiy

Working out a joint agenda for the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to ensure that the year preceding the elections be effective, was meant to be achieved by participants of the forum "Full Mobilization: A Joint Action Plan", which was attended by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy and the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman.

Outlining the scope of legislative priorities for this autumn, A.Parubiy stressed that the issue of national security is among the key issues of the joint agenda of the Parliament and the Government.

"I am convinced that in terms of implementation of high-profile laws, the law on national security should be our common agenda – the draft laws on the security service of Ukraine, intelligence agencies, transparency in military procurements is a straightforward reform of the security sector, and a direct path to NATO," said A.Parubiy.

In this context, the Chairman drew attention to the issues of information security. "When we talk about security, we speak in a broad sense, and we have to admit that part of Ukraine’s information space is occupied, just as the occupied part of our territory; and Russia’s correspondent offices still operating in Ukraine at full blast - this is also a question of general threat, a general security issue speaking broadly," said the politician. A.Parubiy then added that the core committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has already prepared a set of jabbing bills aimed to counteract the said information challenges.

The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine called the electoral legislation to be a very large and multidimensional area.  "We are in the build-up to both presidential and parliamentary elections, and therefore we can no longer delay the resolution of the key issues they are related with," said A.Parubiy, having observed that the first thing is adoption of a new Electoral Code. "This is an incredibly voluminous document, which is anticipated to have a great deal of discussion in the Hall," said the Chairperson, adding that the Verkhovna Rada could start its consideration in October tentatively.

The Parliament’s Chairman has also been clear about the need to strengthen criminal liability for violation of electoral laws – "this is one of the areas which will be considered in the overall electoral reform”.

Equally important, according to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, is  renovation of the bench of the Central Election Commission. "This issue needs to be put on the agenda without delay, just next Thursday," he said.

A.Parubiy stated that, among other things, he would insist upon considering the language law this autumn. Likewise, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine may also review a cluster of road safety bills in autumn. According to him, the said bills have already passed through the committees and will be considered by the Parliament in the near future.

A.Parubiy also reminded about a joint plan regarding the laws necessary for implementation of the Association Agreement with the European Union, the plan which had been pre-agreed with the Government. "As of today, twenty-one laws are ready to be dealt with. I shall insist that we can put on the agenda a portion per week. Each of them needs a broad discussion, but I am sure that this should be one of the remits that we have to proceed with," he explained.

The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada has focused on the importance of reforming and modernizing the  Parliament. "We shall not be able to implement this big reform in one step. How much has been done: consideration of issues by blocks, method of registration, electronic parliament, and there are still big plans and ambitions towards this direction," he said. "Two laws can already be considered in literally some coming weeks: on distribution of  committees by the D'Hondt method and on quantity of committees in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine".

In his turn, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman expressed satisfaction that the Government and the Parliament to all appearances determined on a constructive partnership. He said that the Government was ready to submit up to the Parliament a draft 2019 state budget by mid-September. By October 20, the main financial document should be considered on the first reading and then adopted in toto by early December.