26 February 2020, 18:17

Vekhovna Rada holds IPTAC Coordination meeting

26 February 2020, 17:11

VRada’s speaker holds a seminal meeting with Estonian foreign minister U.Reinsalu, aiming to boost mutual cooperation on the global scene shortly

26 February 2020, 16:45

Dmytro Razumkov meets Estonian defence minister J. Luik

26 February 2020, 15:45

VRU Chairman meets his colleague from Estonia’s Riigikogu H. Polluaas

26 February 2020, 13:15

D.Razumkov at “e-Estonia” admin centre, sharing his vision of how to build e-Ukraine before long

25 February 2020, 20:01

Speaker D.Razumkov in a friendly meeting with Estonian President K.Kaljulaid

25 February 2020, 16:45

D.Razumkov’s visit to Estonia starts on February 25

25 February 2020, 15:00

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

27 August 2019

Speaker briefs on Rada-3 touch key developments

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

02 June 2016

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

26 February 2020

Vekhovna Rada holds IPTAC Coordination meeting

25 February 2020

VRada’s speaker meets Latvian premier and invites him to visit Ukraine amidst talks on deeper mutual cooperation

24 February 2020

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

24 February 2020

Ukraine-Poland PA meeting slated for late March in Warsaw

21 February 2020

Committees round-up: Daily

21 February 2020

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

21 February 2020

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

21 February 2020

Friday’s morning session



15 August 2019, 19:40

Preparatory group’s 3rd meeting contours family of parliamentary committees along with their scopes of activity

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

 The Preparatory parliamentary group has examined all the proposals developed by the sub-groups in charge of the organization of the new parliament’s work

August 15th. At the beginning of the Preparatory group’s third meeting, Dmytro Razumkov, the group head, apprised that the both subgroups had been quite active at their work. He reminded that the agenda had encompassed the issues of functioning of the parliamentary committees together with their remits as well as supporting the first plenary session’s work.

Before hearing the results of the sub-groups’ work, Artur Herasymov, MP, on behalf of two political forces - the European Solidarity party and the All-Ukrainian Association “Batkivshchyna” - proposed to adjourn the meeting and invite members of veterans' organizations to discuss the creation of a veterans affairs committee. Following the discussion, the group head announced an adjournment of the meeting and invited the participants to enter into consultations with the representatives of veterans' organizations.

After the break, the head Dmytro Razumkov stressed that the veterans issue falls today within the competence of all the parliamentary committees and noted that the problem does not lie in designations, but rather in desire to work. He assured that protecting the rights of veterans is a matter of public policy and education of future generations.

The floor was then given to the second sub-group’s coordinator. He reported about the work of the sub-group and clued up of the agreed position to request the Central Election Commission to provide certificates and ensigns of Ukrainian parliamentarians to newly elected members of parliament during a solemn meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

In addition, the members of the parliamentary group voted for calling on the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the eighth convocation to invite representatives of international organizations to the said solemn sitting of the parliament.

The coordinator of the Preparatory group’s first sub-group also reported on the agreed decision to reduce the number of parliamentary committees and added that there would be no ad hoc supervisory panel of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on privatization in the new convocation of parliament. According to him, there are planned twenty three committees to be re-established in the newly elected Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. He then read out the sub-group’s proposals on preliminary names of the committees to be then submitted up to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for approval.

It was suggested that the following committees be set up:

1.     Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy.

2.     Committee on Budget.

3.     Committee on Economic Development.

4.     Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy.

5.     Youth and Sports Committee.

6.     Committee on Education, Science and Innovations.

7.     Committee on Human Rights, Deoccupation and Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories in Donetsk and Luhansk Regions and Autonomous Republic of Crimea, National Minorities and Interethnic Relations.

8.     Digital Transformation Committee.

9.     Legal Policy Committee.

10.Committee on Agrarian and Land Policy.

11.Committee on Anti-Corruption Policy.

12.Committee on Law Enforcement.

13.Committee on Energy, Housing and Utilities Services.

14.Committee on Transport and Infrastructure.

15.Committee on State Building, Local Self-Government, Regional and Urban Development.

16.Committee on National Security, Defence and Intelligence.

17.Committee on Public Health, Medical Assistance and Medical Insurance.

18.Committee on Environmental Policy and Nature Management.

19.Committee on Freedom of Speech.

20.Committee on Rules of Procedure, Parliamentary Ethics and Verkhovna   Rada of Ukraine Administration.

21.Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation.

22.Committee on European Integration.

23.Committee on Social Policy and Protection of Veterans’ Rights.

The committees’ remits elaborated by the sub-group were also voted for during the meeting.

Participants of the meeting discussed a proposal to establish a temporary special commission on veterans affairs.

The next meeting of the Preparatory parliamentary group will be held on Tuesday, August 20. It will touch upon personnel matters of the parliamentary committees.