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UNIAN: Rada’s National Security Committee greenlights website blocking bill

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The Ukrainian Parliament’s Committee on National Security recommends that the deputies pass in the first reading the notorious Bill No. 6688 on amending certain legislative acts on countering national security threats in the information sphere, widely criticized by journalists and Ukrainian...

Poroshenko: Supreme Council of Justice to consider president’s anti-corruption bill on June 18

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Ukraine’s Supreme Council of Justice will consider President Petro Poroshenko’s anti-corruption court bill on June 18, according to the president. The long-awaited anti-corruption court legislation that was passed by parliament on June 7 needs an additional bill from Poroshenko in ord...

UNIAN: Ukraine’s parliament adopts presidential bill on currency in first reading

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Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has approved the presidential draft law on currency, which will cancel the decree on currency regulation and ensure free forex operations. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Ukraine’s parliament adopts presidential bill on currency in first reading appeared first...

UNIAN: EU Delegation says ‘Buy Ukrainian’ bill violates country’s international obligations

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Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli says the draft law adopted by the Verkhovna Rada in December on granting preferences in public procurement to national producers, even if their price offers are 25% to 43% higher than those of competitors, violates Ukraine&...

UNIAN: Poland’s controversial bill drafted by pro-Russian historians, Kremlin media host

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Rzeczpospolita journalist Wiktor Ferfecki has said the draft of the recently adopted Polish law banning Ukrainian nationalists’ ideology was a product of advice by historians who had been frankly critical of Ukraine. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Poland’s controversial bill drafted ...

UNIAN: Ukraine’s Rada mulling response to controversial Polish bill

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Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy proposed to consider on Feb.6 a decree on the controversial bill passed by the Sejm and the Senate of Poland introducing liability for denying the crimes of Ukrainian nationalists and promoting the so-called “Bandera ideology”. Read more he...

112.ua: Ukraine’s Security Council commends bill on national security of Ukraine

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The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) has approved of the draft law On the national security of Ukraine, according to the council’s website. Read more here. The post 112.ua: Ukraine’s Security Council commends bill on national security of Ukraine appeared first on KyivPost.

Parliament debates controversial Donbas reintegration bill

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Parliament waded into some controversial legislation on Jan. 16, its first day back in session since the Christmas break, debating at second reading the bill on reintegrating the Russian-occupied part of the Donbas with the rest of Ukraine. But a final vote on the bill was still far off as the se...

Groysman says bill ‘Buy Ukrainian, Pay Ukrainians’ has to be discussed

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Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has called bill No. 7206 “Buy Ukrainian, Pay Ukrainians” debatable and noted its norms should not contradict Ukraine’s international obligations. “As for draft law No. 7206, there are many norms for discussion there. It requires...

5 key business law changes in 2017

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Businesspeople in Ukraine have long dreamt of a stable environment with low bureaucracy, reasonable taxes and no harassment from government agencies. This year was an attempt to bring reality closer to the dream. But not every law helped Ukraine’s economy, and some hurt it. Here are five bi...

Rada passes bill concerning audit of financial reports, audit activities

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Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada on Dec. 20 passed bill No. 6016-d on audit of financial reports and audit activities with 229 affirmative votes. “The bill is intended to bring the national legislation in the area of audit in line with the EU legislation, in particular, the provision of Direc...

UNIAN: Rada passes bill on preferences to Ukraine’s producers

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted in the first reading the draft law on granting preferences to national producers in public procurement, which contradicts the Association Agreement with the European Union, even if their price offers are 25% to 43% more expensive than those of competitors...

Poroshenko says issue on withdrawn assets tax decided, promises to submit relevant bill to parlia...

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Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, representatives of the European Business Association (EBA), the American Chamber of Commerce and the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs discussed on Dec.1 the replacement of the profit tax with the tax on withdrawn assets and said he is ready to submit a releva...

Government tables in parliament bill on countering pressure on business

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The Cabinet of Ministers has submitted for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada a draft law on countering pressure from law enforcement and controlling bodies on entrepreneurs and prohibiting excessive and uncontrolled use of force during investigative actions, the government’s press service...

Group of MPs registers bill on cryptocurrencies in Rada

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A group of parliamentarians on Oct.6 registered a bill on turnover of cryptocurrencies in Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada, according to a posting on the website of the parliament. The document is registered under number 7183. The authors of the bill are Iryna Yefremova, Liudmyla Denisova, Ihor Kotv...

Ukrainian presidential administration studying bill on education passed by Rada

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Lawyers from the Ukrainian presidential administration are analyzing the bill on education passed by the Ukrainian parliament, the Ukrainian presidential representative to the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Lutsenko, said. “It [the bill] is in the presidential administration. Lawyers are analyzing i...

Los Angeles Times: The Russia sanctions bill, explained – ‘Putin is kind of giving up hope’

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U.S. relations with Russia were at an all-time low during the last few months of President Obama’s administration. The Trump administration signaled that it hoped for better relations with the Kremlin. But tensions have only gotten worse. Read more here.  The post Los Angeles Times: The Russia sa...

Poroshenko signs buildings energy efficiency bill

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill on energy efficiency for buildings. “This is a separate law on energy efficiency for buildings. The mechanism of concrete responsibility, personification and stimulation of measures to increase energy efficiency of buildings,” the...

Kyiv to discuss bill on Donbas de-occupation with Western partners

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The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has prepared a bill on returning the state sovereignty over the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk region, its submitting to the Verkhovna Rada is planned in September following consultations with Ukraine’s strategic partners, NS...

Rada passes bill on govt support of filmmaking with president’s proposals

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed bill No. 3081-d on government support of filmmaking in Ukraine taking into account amendments suggested by the president. The relevant decision was supported by 270 MPs at a plenary session on March 23, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported. The updat...