25 February 2020, 15:00

VRU speaker D.Razumkov, Latvian President E. Levits exchanging views over deeper cooperation between two states

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25 February 2020, 12:30

D.Razumkov: Latvia’s support is utterly valuable for Ukraine

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24 February 2020, 18:30

VRU Chairman: Cooperation with Latvia at the world arena is a thing of great moment to Ukraine

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24 February 2020, 15:59

Speaker D.Razumkov pays visit to Ukrainian school in Riga

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24 February 2020, 12:53

D.Razumkov’s visit to Latvia starts on February 24

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24 February 2020, 12:39

O.Kondratiuk, K.Szczerski (Poland) in talks over vital points of bilateral relations

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24 February 2020, 11:15

Ukraine-Poland PA meeting slated for late March in Warsaw

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24 February 2020, 09:31

O.Kondratiuk speaks at ‘Europe of the Carpathians’ conference about regional threats and concerns

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27 August 2019

Speaker briefs on Rada-3 touch key developments

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11 July 2016

Verkhovna Rada Committee on State Building, Regional Policy and Local Self-Government recommends Ukrainian Parliament adopt draft law "On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine" (as to voluntary unification of territorial communities) as a basis

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02 June 2016

"We return to Ukrainian right on truth". Speech of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

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24 February 2020

O.Kondratiuk, K.Szczerski (Poland) in talks over vital points of bilateral relations

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24 February 2020

Ukraine-Poland PA meeting slated for late March in Warsaw

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21 February 2020

Committees round-up: Daily

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21 February 2020

Vice speaker O.Kondratiuk makes for Poland with her working visit

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21 February 2020

VRU delegation partakes in 19th OSCE PA Winter Meeting, Vienna

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21 February 2020

Friday’s morning session

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21 February 2020

Friday’s plenary sitting: The Order Paper

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20 February 2020

Thursday’s evening session

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News

07 February 2020, 18:01

Committees round-up: Daily

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )



There are /// bodies in focus of our committee scan today:


Committee on Law Enforcement

Keen relevance of the complete implementation of norms of international criminal and humanitarian law concerning prosecution for international crimes into Ukraine’s criminal code was amply discussed during a round table held by the committee on February 7 in harness with the Ukrainian Institute for the Future and NGO “The Centre for Civil Liberties”.

The event was widely attended by MPs, the diplomatic corps in Ukraine (including UN, OSCE SMM, ICRC, etc.), representatives from the presidential office, the cabinet of ministers, Ukraine’s foreign and defence ministries, the PG’s office, the SBU, Ukraine’s judiciary, Ukrainian and foreign human rights organizations (including the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), Global Rights Compliance LLP (GRC)), specialised experts and scholars. All of them were earnestly called on by the committee chairman to strenuously participate in the ongoing discussion, address the pressing issues and take an active part in tackling the problems associated.

Participants of the event discussed the state of play in Ukraine’s international obligations regarding preventing legal and virtual impunity for committing international crimes in the occupied Ukrainian territories.

During the round table, there also took place a brief introductory presentation of the bill No.2689 amending Ukrainian law to the extent of implementing norms of international criminal and humanitarian law. In closing of the meeting, the conferees stressed an acute need to adopt this bill as soon as possible.

 

War veterans temporary committee of inquiry

The temporary committee of inquiry (TCI) on the legal status of war veterans arranged on February 6 an ample discussion regarding proper functioning of veterans hospitals.

The debaters strongly cautioned against possible suspending the hospitals’ work through carrying out the next stage of medical reform, driving these institutions into partial self-reliance. They also raised the issue of auditing these hospitals.

The discussion resulted in further convening a special roundtable on the topic. Presently, Ukraine enjoys 32 such hospitals, two of which are budgeted centrally. During the sitting, the committee also approved its operating plan for the third session of the 9th convocation Verkhovna Rada.

 

Committee on State Building, Local Governance, Regional and Urban Development

The committee has initiated before the Council of Europe a Strasbourg format debate on the conceptual foundations of the most relevant bills affecting the   future constitutional reform in Ukraine.

According to this proposition, it is planned to hold a wide discussion on the topic in Strasbourg in mid-March 2020. Its agenda is to cover some draft bills on local self-government, possible launch of the institute of prefects in Ukraine and a draft law about the city of Kyiv - the capital of Ukraine.