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News

06 December 2019, 15:31

Friday’s morning session is over

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

The Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov opened Friday’s plenary session.

 

The morning section


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

After the speeches, the Verkhovna Rada carried the agenda of the current meeting.

 

Current agenda:


1.  “Ask the Government” hour


  • Second reading

2. Bill No.2179 “On prevention and counteraction to legalizing (laundering) ill-gotten profits, financing of terrorism and financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction”.

3. Bill No.2172 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine regarding reducing pressure upon businesses by market surveillance authorities”.

4. Bill No.0932 “On amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On freedom of movement and free choice of place of residence in Ukraine’ (regarding granting asylum to homeless persons)”.

 

  • First reading

5. Bill No.2505 “On amendments to Addendum 3 to the Law of Ukraine ‘On the state budget of Ukraine for 2019’ regarding the construction of a diagnostic and treatment center of the Ukrainian Children Specialized HospitalOhmadyt’”.

6. Bill No.2296 “On amendments to certain laws of Ukraine regarding preventing adverse effects of air pollution upon public health”.

7. Two resolutions about the Verkhovna Rada temporary investigating commission to probe compliance with the requirements of the law in the process of information television channels changing their owners and ensuring counteraction to the information influence of the Russian Federation.


The presiding officer announced the birth of a 17-man parliamentary group “Dovira” (Сonfidence) to be chaired by MP Oleh Kulinich.

Thereupon MP Lesia Zaburanna spoke at length about the problem of violence against women in the Ukrainian society.

Dmytro Razumkov informed that the Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksii Honcharuk and members of the Cabinet of Ministers are taking part in the plenary session. The members of the Cabinet of Ministers are expected to field questions regarding the country’s debt management policy.

The presiding officer gave then the floor to Ukraine’s finance minister Oksana Markarova.

The questions hour started.

The minister apprised the attendees about the government’s plans upon managing the public debt. She then commented on what had been done to curtail the debt in 2019.

Afterwards, Oksana Markarova fielded a barrage of questions from the floor about the foreign currency debt service strategy, reducing the share of borrowings, financing of facilities registered in the State Treasury’s inventory, fluctuations in exchange rates, global slump in gas prices, the policy of granting subsidies in the next year, government loan bonds issued in hryvnias, grounds for lowering pressure upon businesses, ensuring reducing wage arrears for pitmen, imposing a tax on withdrawn capital, financing of the development of the “Boryspil” airport and taxation in the aviation industry, confidence to Ukraine on the part of international partners, public debt service - state-owned banks bailout funds tradeoff, impact of introducing the Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) upon Ukraine’s economy, new vistas for Ukraine-IMF negotiations, prospects for cut in domestic borrowing rates.

The ministers gave answers to questions on safeguarding equipment for rescue workers, cut in the tariffs and living standards raise, state of play in managing “Ukrzaliznytsia”, prospects for social protection of Chornobyl liquidators, wage arrears growth, health ministry’s reforming and its personnel policy, decentralization reform and problems arising during the process of ATCs (amalgamated territorial communitites) creation, etc.

‘Ask the Government’ hour ended at this point.

The vice speaker O.Kondratiuk announced MPs’ inquiries. Parliamentarians then proceeded with the business of the day.

 

  • Laws, bills and resolutions passed

 

On changes to some laws

--Draft bill No.2260

MPs have considered the bill No.2260 that changes certain Ukrainian laws. The bill is drafted to bring some Ukrainian laws into line with the Law of Ukraine “On civil service” and to improve e-communications between citizens, public authorities and civic organizations. The statute was approved by 255 ayes.

 

On financing of ‘Ohmatdyt’ hospital

--Draft bill No.2505

The parliament passed the bill No.2505 “On amendments to Addendum 3 to the Law of Ukraine ‘On the state budget of Ukraine for 2019’ regarding the construction of a diagnostic-and-treatment center of the Ukrainian Children Specialized HospitalOhmadyt’” by 357 assenting votes on the second reading.

 

On ill-gotten gains and WMD

--Draft bill No.2179

Lawgivers have seen into the bill No.2179 “On prevention and counteraction to legalizing (laundering) ill-gotten profits, financing of terrorism and financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction”. By 246 ayes, the bill was taken on the second reading and in tote.

 

On SSUU and USSF

--Draft bill No.2077

Parliamentarians have reviewed the bill No.2077 “On amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On physical culture and sports’ (regarding the functioning of the Sports Students Union of Ukraine and Ukrainian School Sports Federation”. The bill was taken by 277 votes in favour.

 

The presiding officer closed the morning sitting.

 

The next plenary sitting shall take place on December 12, 2019.

From 9 until 11 December MPs are on their committee work in commissions, committees and factions.