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UNIAN: Ukraine’s parliament passes bill on criminal liability for illegal crossing of state border

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The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has passed bill No. 7017 to amend the Criminal and Criminal Procedural Codes of Ukraine regarding liability for illegal crossing of the state border. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Ukraine’s parliament passes bill on criminal liability for il...

Week in parliament: Language law, special status for Donbas, end of Soviet greetings

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The first week of October was rich in political events. The parliament passed a new language law, made “Glory to Ukraine” the official greeting of the Ukrainian military, and prolonged the legislation giving special status to the occupied territories. After this, the parliament will take a one-we...

112.ua: SAP Head submits petition to lift immunity of people’s deputy Mosiychuk

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Nazar Kholodnytsky, the Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Bureau, filed a petition to the Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko concerning the lifting of immunity of Igor Mosiychuk, the people’s deputy from the Radical Party, as Ukrainian News report referring to the sources in the General Pros...

After four years, parliament appoints new members to Central Election Commission

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After a delay of four years, the Verkhovna Rada voted on Sept. 20 to dismiss 13 members of the Central Election Commission, replacing them with 14 new ones. The 17-seat government body will organize the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for next year and count the votes. But the ...

Rada backs increase in composition of CEC to 17 people

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The Verkhovna Rada has increased the number of members of the Central Election Commission (CEC) from 15 to 17 members. Some 236 parliamentarians voted for corresponding bill No. 9090 “On Amending Article 6 of the Law of Ukraine On the Central Election Commission” on Tuesday. “Th...

UkrInform: Prosecutor general submits motions against MPs Vilkul, Dunayev, Kolesnikov

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“As the prosecutor general promised, with the beginning of the new season in parliament motions have been submitted again against three people’s deputies – Vilkul, Dunayev and Kolesnikov,” she wrote. Sarhan added that the Verkhovna Rada committee on rules of procedure shou...

Censor.net: Parliament backs ‘Glory to Ukraine’ greeting in first reading

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted in the first reading the bill “On ammendments to the Charters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine” (No. 9036) providing for replacement of the current military greeting. As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, the relevant decision was backed by 28...

Ukrinform: Ukrainian parliament equalizes rights of women and men in army

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the law “On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine on Ensuring Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men when Performing Military Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Other Military Formations.” A total of 247 MPs voted for adoption of ...

UNIAN: Ukrainian hostages in Donbas tortured, sodomized, says Rada vice speaker

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Ukraine’s Representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Tripartite Contact Group for the Donbas settlement, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko has said all Ukrainians who were released from the captivity of Russia-controlled militants in Donbas, had suffered he...

Parubiy: Rada should consider Electoral Code no later than October

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Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy says that the Electoral Code should be adopted by the Parliament one year prior to the parliamentary elections, that is, not later than October 2018. “I believe that the Electoral Code should be adopted one year before the parliamenta...

Verkhovna Rada passes long-awaited law on missing persons

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On the surface, it’s just another law. But for the families of Ukrainians who have gone missing over four years of war, it could make a world of difference. On July 12, the Verkhovna Rada passed a law on the legal status of missing persons, with 238 parliamentarians voting in favor, Hromadske rep...

UkrInform: Parliament adopts law on labeling of organic products

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The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has adopted the law on the basic principles and requirements for organic production, circulation and labeling of organic products. A total of 237 MPs voted for the respective bill (No. 5448-d) at second reading and as a whole on July 10, according t...

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...

UNIAN: Ukraine’s parliament passes bill on resumption of lending

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The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has adopted bill No. 6027-d in the second reading to amend certain legislative acts of Ukraine on resumption of lending. The draft law was backed by 239 MPs on July 3 with the required minimum being 226 votes. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Ukraine...

UNIAN: Ukraine’s Rada cancels taxation of child support, alimony from non-residents

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The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has passed a bill to cancel the inclusion of child support and alimony from non-residents in taxable income. Bill No. 8295 on amendments to Articles 165 and 166 of the Tax Code of Ukraine was backed by 235 MPs on July 3 with the required minimum bei...

112.ua: Ukraine’s President signs law on currency

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Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, signed a new law on currency today, on July 4 at the meeting with the business representatives, as 112 Ukraine reports. “It is a fruit of our joint efforts, a proof of the effectiveness of our joint cooperation, whoever stands against the Verkhovna Rada...

112.ua: The Ukrainian Parliament adopted a bill criminalizing illegal timber

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The Ukrainian Parliament adopted a bill, which includes greater responsibility for illegal export logs and timber products. 234 MPs voted positively for the bill. ,p>Read more here. The post 112.ua: The Ukrainian Parliament adopted a bill criminalizing illegal timber appeared first on KyivPost.

UkrInform: Future of Ukraine’s relations with EU depends on association agreement, says Mingarelli

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The future of relations between Ukraine and the EU Member States depends on implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement by Kyiv. Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli said this at a meeting of the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with the ambassadors of the ...

UNIAN: Ukrainian media, party websites won’t be closed without court warrant

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Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of Speech and Information Policy Victoria Siumar says Ukrainian media or party websites shall not be shut down without a court warrant. “This [shutdown option] cannot concern Ukrainian websites for any political reasons. You know that toda...

From the archives: How lawmakers passed Ukraine’s post-independence Constitution in 1996 and gave...

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Editor’s Note: Ukraine will celebrate Constitution Day tomorrow, marking the day the Verkhovna Rada adopted Ukraine’s post-Independence Constitution: June 28, 1996. This piece from our archives, published on June 27, 2015, breaks down the debate and compromises that went into the docu...

Turchynov to lift restrictions on privatization of Ukrainian defense companies

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The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) together with the Cabinet of Ministers and the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security issues are preparing a bill to lift restrictions on the privatization of state defense enterprises, NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov has said....

Eight law enforcers ask for medical help after skirmishes near Rada

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Eight law enforcement officers have applied for medical help after the clashes near the Verkhovna Rada, the second rally participant was delivered to the department, Head of the Main Department of the National Police of Kyiv Andriy Kryschenko has said. “Eight policemen have applied for help...

Anti-corruption court law may have fatal weakness

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The passage of the law on the creation of an anti-corruption court by the Verkhovna Rada on June 7 may not be the victory it appeared to be at first glance. When the text of the law was published on June 13, doubts emerged as Ukrainian authorities had inserted an amendment that critics say would ...

UNIAN: Ukraine’s Constitutional Court greenlights abolition of parliamentary immunity

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Now the document can be considered by the parliament. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Ukraine’s Constitutional Court greenlights abolition of parliamentary immunity appeared first on KyivPost.

Onyshchenko says he can prove corruption in parliament

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Fugitive lawmaker Oleksandr Onyshchenko has claimed having been an intermediary in Verkhovna Rada vote buying and paying for parliamentary seats. Onyshchenko’s alleged Whatsapp correspondence with allies of President Petro Poroshenko, published by Slidstvo.info investigative show on May 10, and h...