25 February 2021, 18:00

Members of the Working Group on Drafting Laws on Democracy Discussed a Number of Important Issues of the Draft Law on Local Referendum

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25 February 2021, 17:30

"A local referendum is a real mechanism to force local authorities to listen to the needs of communities," Ruslan Stefanchuk

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25 February 2021, 16:30

Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Oleksandr Merezhko met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Ukraine Yagmur Ahmet Guldere

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25 February 2021, 10:34

Representatives of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation met with representatives of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

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25 February 2021, 10:32

"The Parliament is looking for opportunities to optimize the voting system," Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov

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25 February 2021, 10:26

The Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada discussed with the Speaker of the Saeima of Latvia the possibilities of strengthening inter-parliamentary cooperation

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24 February 2021, 12:07

The Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China

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24 February 2021, 12:05

Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania will hold meeting of the Interparliamentary Assembly in July

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17 February 2021

Adopted as a basis the Draft Law “On Amending the Law of Ukraine ‘On Ensuring Commercial Registration of Natural Gas’ As Regards the Timeframes for Establishing Meters for Natural Gas Consumers”

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12 February 2021

Impersonal voting must disappear from the Parliament of Ukraine forever,” Ruslan Stefanchuk

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02 February 2021

Adopted the Resolution “On the Approval of the National Security and Defense of Ukraine of 1 February 2021 ‘On Application of Sectoral Special Economic and Other Restrictive Measures (Sanctions) to the Republic of Nicaragua’”

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25 February 2021

Members of the Working Group on Drafting Laws on Democracy Discussed a Number of Important Issues of the Draft Law on Local Referendum

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25 February 2021

"A local referendum is a real mechanism to force local authorities to listen to the needs of communities," Ruslan Stefanchuk

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25 February 2021

Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Oleksandr Merezhko met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Ukraine Yagmur Ahmet Guldere

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25 February 2021

Representatives of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation met with representatives of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

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23 February 2021

“Only when laws are based on a system of checks and balances of all branches of government, they can be supported in society,” Ruslan Stefanchuk

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23 February 2021

Adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine to Resume Competitions for Public Service Positions and Other Public Service Issues” with proposals of the President of Ukraine

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23 February 2021

The Committee on Social Policy and Protection of Veterans' Rights discussed social policy issues to ensure the rights of Defenders of Ukraine and members of their families, members of the families of deceased Defenders of Ukraine

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23 February 2021

“It is necessary to form a single legally regulated approach to lawmaking,” Ruslan Stefanchuk

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17 March 2020, 09:27

Verkhovna Rada’s special plenary sitting (8 am)

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

An extraordinary plenary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

324 parliamentarians have registered to attend the March 17 extraordinary meeting.


The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov opened the extraordinary plenary session.

The current agenda:

1)      A draft bill No.3219 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine aimed to prevent the occurrence and spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)” (tabled 16.03.2020);

2)      A draft bill No.2538 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine aimed to increase availability of medications, healthcare products and other goods bought by a person entitled to make purchases in the field of health care” (tabled 03.03.2020);

3)      A draft bill No.2539 “On amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine aimed to increase availability of medications, healthcare products and other goods bought at the expense of public funds, and facilitate healthcare purchases at the expense of public funds” (second reading, tabled 15.01.2020);

4)      A draft bill No.3220 “On amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and other legislative acts of Ukraine aimed to support taxpayers during the period of taking measures against the occurrence and spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)” (tabled 16.03.2020);

5)      A draft resolution No.3218 on some organizational issues touching Verkhovna Rada’s work during the quarantine in Ukraine (tabled 16.03.2020);

6)      A draft resolution No.3224 on changes to the work-plan calendar of the third session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the ninth convocation.

The presiding officer announced that the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and the deputy health minister were present at the plenary session.

The Chairman gave the floor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal to inform the chamber upon the measures taken by the government to overcome the virus challenge.

The premier apprised that the Cabinet of Ministers is presently working round the clock and that there have been set up an integrated coronavirus information center and an ad hoc government staff office.

The Prime Minister added that the coronavirus bill at issue today would mitigate the outbreak impact to the economy and to every citizen, and called on parliamentarians to support the paper.

The deputy health minister V.Liashko then reported on the virus spread situation in Ukraine and the steps taken to prevent the epidemic.

After the speeches, MPs proceeded to the business of the day.

 

  • Laws, bills and resolutions passed

 

On preventing spread of coronavirus

--Draft bill No.3219

The parliament passed the bill No.3219 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine aimed to prevent the occurrence and spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)” by 344 votes in favour on its second reading.

 

On easier health care purchases

--Draft bill No.2538

Parliamentarians have seen into the bill No.2538 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine aimed to increase availability of medications, healthcare products and other goods bought by a person entitled to make purchases in the field of health care”. They approved the paper by 290 ayes on the second reading and in extenso.

 

On changes to tax code

--Draft bill No.2539

The Vekhovna Rada has considered the draft bill No.2539 “On amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine aimed to increase availability of medications, healthcare products and other goods bought at the expense of public funds, and facilitate healthcare purchases at the expense of public funds”. By 255 assenting votes the bill was taken on its second reading and in whole.

 

On support to taxpayers

--Draft bill No.3220

Lawmakers have reviewed the draft bill No.3220 “On amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and other legislative acts of Ukraine aimed to support taxpayers during the period of taking measures against the occurrence and spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)”. By 359 yeas the paper was approved in whole.  

 

On VRU’s work during quarantine time

--Draft resolution No.3218

The resolution on some organizational issues touching Verkhovna Rada’s work during the quarantine in Ukraine was taken by parliamentarians.

 

On changes to work-plan calendar

--Draft resolution No.3224

By 359 ayes the parliament sanctioned the changes to the VRU’s work-plan calendar of the third session.

 

The First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk proposed to commission the Chairman with immediate signing the laws adopted and sending them to the President of Ukraine for signature. This proposal was backed by 360 parliamentarians.

 

The presiding officer closed the extraordinary meeting.