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22 September 2018, 10:15

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21 September 2018, 18:00

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21 September 2018, 14:30

Morning session’s over

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21 September 2018, 09:41

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21 September 2018, 09:29

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20 September 2018, 18:29

Evening session's over

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20 September 2018, 16:51

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22 September 2018

I.Herashchenko rubs shoulders with O.Sentsov supporters nearby Russia’s embassy in Paris

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21 September 2018

Morning session’s over

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21 September 2018

Herashchenko, Klimkin at 20 September Minks platform meeting

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21 September 2018

20 September Minsk platform meeting in Kyiv focuses on deliberations over strengthening sanctions against Russia

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20 September 2018

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20 September 2018

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News

22 May 2018, 14:15

Morning session's over

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

The Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy opened the morning session.

The register showed 354 parliamentarians in attendance at the plenary session in progress.

The Chairman gave the floor to representatives of parliamentary factions and groups who made their announcements, statements, reports, and proposals.

The Speaker informed the House about the ongoing consultations with the IMF and the Venice Commission on the harmonization of debatable points of the anticorruption court draft bill No.7440.

 

The output of the session

 

F i r s t  reading bills taken

 

On stimulation of family farms: Draft bill No. 7060

By 230 ayes there was taken the bill amending a range of Ukrainian laws on stimulating the development of family farm enterprises and putting an end to venal abuses in state and community lands management. The bill is thought to ease access for citizens to state and community agricultural lands.

On collective ownership of land, a better land use, etc.: Draft bill No. 6049-d

There was taken the bill amending a range of Ukrainian laws on a smoother collective ownership of land, a better agricultural land use, raiding prevention, and boosting of irrigation.

On priming of family farm enterprises: Draft bill No.6490-d

On the first reading was there taken the bill amending a whole cluster of Ukrainian laws on promoting a wider emergence of family farms.

The draft law is believed to enable the peasantry to legalize its private business in the form of entrepreneurship activities for a sole proprietorship (self-employed individual) to have established a farm enterprise, and to entitle those newborn farmers to ulteriorly undertake as a IV category single tax payer provided this payer meets the below said requirements:

-         is solely busy within its farmstead (homestead) lawfully registered as per the law on farm enterprises,

-         is purely engaged in fabricating, processing and delivering of farm commodities,

-         is doing business (save delivering) at the address of taxation,

-         is out of recourse to work-hands,

-         a farm’s staff complement is merely limited to the farmer’s (individual) family members,

-         a homestead’s area takes a minimum of 2 ha and a maximum of 20 ha.

The bill also envisages a 10-year preferred treatment period for unified social tax payments covering an entire farmer’s family, and the like.

 

S e c o n d  reading bills taken

 

On VAT for oilseeds: Draft bill No.7403-d

There was adopted the bill amending the Tax Code of Ukraine with regard to VATaxation of oilseeds export operations.

The new law complements the code with a new article that temporarily kills VAT for exporting operations of: soya beans – for the period from 01.09.2018 till 31.12.2021, rapeseeds (colza seeds) – for the period from 01.01.2020 till 31.12.2021, provided those goods are produced by farm growers of the said oil-yielding crops.

 

The presiding officer closed the meeting.