28 January 2022, 16:53

Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk sent letters to US Senators and thanked them for the bipartisan support of Ukraine

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27 January 2022, 19:00

Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Olena Kondratiuk thanked the Polish Sejm for adopting the resolution in support of Ukraine

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26 January 2022, 19:15

"The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine remains committed to the implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU," Ruslan Stefanchuk

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26 January 2022, 08:45

Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Olena Kondratiuk met with Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Croats outside the Republic of Croatia Zdravka Busic

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25 January 2022, 16:00

Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Olena Kondratiuk had a telephone conversation with Vice-Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland Ryszard Terletsky

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25 January 2022, 13:00

The Parliament of Ukraine will send an address to the UN, the European Parliament, foreign governments and parliaments regarding the inadmissibility of military blackmail of Ukraine by the Russian Federation

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25 January 2022, 09:15

Oleksandr Korniyenko, "As a sign of support, the Parliaments of friendly countries should adopt appeals to international organizations and institutions regarding the security threat posed by the Russian Federation's attempts to escalate the armed conflict on the border with Ukraine"

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25 January 2022, 09:00

Oleksandr Korniyenko: Thanks to NATO's systemic assistance, Ukraine's defense capabilities are being strengthened

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24 September 2021

Adopted the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Article 11 of the Law of Ukraine 'On State Awards of Ukraine'"

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07 September 2021

Adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On Industrial Parks’ aimed at attracting investment in the industrial sector of the economy by introducing incentives in industrial parks”

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02 July 2021

Adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On the Status of Garrison and Security Services of the Armed Forces of Ukraine”

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24 January 2022

The Committees on Ukraine's Integration into the EU and on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation addressed a letter to the Bundestag

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21 January 2022

Ukraine-UAE Interparliamentary Relations Group of the Verkhovna Rada condemns attack on UAE territory, claimed by 'Ansar Allah'

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20 January 2022

Oleksandr Merezhko, Head of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Interparliamentary Cooperation, met with a delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British Parliament, chaired by Thomas Tugendhat, Head of the Committee

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18 January 2022

Chair of the Committee on Ukraine's Integration into the EU Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze took part in the extraordinary joint meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Subcommittee on Security and Defense of the European Parliament

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18 January 2022

Head of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Oleksandr Merezhko met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine Georgy Zakarashvili

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30 December 2021

The Verkhovna Rada’s Committees on Ukraine's Integration into the EU and on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation thanked European Partners for Ukraine's Support

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17 December 2021

Results of the plenary week 14-17/12/21

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16 December 2021

Results of the plenary meeting 16/12/21

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News

12 July 2007, 15:48

The Matter of Press Democratization in Ukraine was the Subject of the "Round Table" on the Issues of Mass Media Legislation and Reforms in this Field

The event was organized by the parliamentary Committee of freedom of speech and information with assistance of the Centre of Strategic Studies, Media Development Fund, Embassy of the USA in Ukraine and the NATO Documentation and Information Centre in Ukraine. People´s Deputies, representatives of the State Property Fund, regional mass media and public organizations attended the meeting.

The participants of the "Round Table" discussed main problems of press democratization in Ukraine.  The majority of reporters stressed that "State legislation should facilitate development of media freedom."

Major discussion concerned the statements of the Bill on reforming State and communal printed mass media (Reg. No. 4003).

Olena Bondarenko, the First-Vice-Chairman of the Committee on freedom of speech and information, stated that "State and communal printed mass media can be reformed in two ways: at the expense of State budget or at the editors´ expense".

During the discussion the participants of the "Round Table" expressed their opinions on other issues as well. In particular, they stated that countries with stable democracy do not have such a number of State mass media as Ukraine, and emphasized their social purpose which should not be omitted while discussing the issue of cooperation between State and mass media.   

The participants of the "Round Table" deem necessary to engage the bodies of local government in reforming the media, because this process can be the hardest especially for regional mass media.  

A working group that will continue working on the Bill on reforming the State and communal printed mass media was formed due to the results of the "Round Table".