President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a law to address conflicts over the appointment and dismissal of members of the Supervisory Board of the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (PBC) by parliamentary factions and groups, the president’s press service reports.
"President Volodymyr Zelensky signed the Law ‘On Amendments to Article 8 of the Law of Ukraine ‘On Public Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine’ to address conflicts in the appointment and dismissal of members of the Supervisory Board of the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine by parliamentary factions and groups’, No.1166- ІХ, which was approved by the Verkhovna Rada on February 2, 2021,” reads the report.
The law stipulates that the term of office of members of the PBC Supervisory Board is five years from the date of official publication of the relevant decision by the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine.
In case of early termination of powers of a member of the PBC Supervisory Board elected from a parliamentary faction or a group, such faction or group, if not disbanded, decides to delegate a new member of the Supervisory Board for the remaining term until the expiration of the term of the Supervisory Board member.
The law stipulates that deputy factions or groups cannot elect members of the PBC Supervisory Board if there are less than 180 days left before the election of a new composition of the Verkhovna Rada.