22 January 2021, 16:00

The parliamentary group of the Verkhovna Rada of inter-parliamentary relations with the Hellenic Republic identified work priorities for 2021

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22 January 2021, 14:57

The Committee on Ukraine’s Integration into the European Union considered a number of draft laws on compliance with EU law and Ukraine's international legal obligations

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22 January 2021, 14:43

A meeting with members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania was held in the Committee on Foreign Policy and Interparliamentary Cooperation

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22 January 2021, 11:15

The Chairperson of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine took part in the solemn events on the occasion of the Day of Unity of Ukraine

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22 January 2021, 09:04

The Committee on Public Health, Medical Assistance and Medical Insurance recommends adopting as a basis and in general the draft law on state registration of medicines under the obligation

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22 January 2021, 08:45

Congratulations of Chairperson of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov on the Day of Unity of Ukraine

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21 January 2021, 18:00

The Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada about the fire in Kharkiv: The causes of the tragedy must be established, the perpetrators must be punished

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21 January 2021, 16:33

Foreign policy aspects of deoccupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in the context of the parliamentary dimension were discussed during joint committee hearings

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23 December 2020

Ukraine's participation in the European Green Course discussed during hearings in the Committee on Environmental Policy and Nature Management

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05 November 2020

The draft Law “On the Principles of State Anticorruption Policy for 2020-2024” was adopted as a basis

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23 October 2020

MPs work on districts

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22 January 2021

The parliamentary group of the Verkhovna Rada of inter-parliamentary relations with the Hellenic Republic identified work priorities for 2021

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The Committee on Ukraine’s Integration into the European Union considered a number of draft laws on compliance with EU law and Ukraine's international legal obligations

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22 January 2021

A meeting with members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania was held in the Committee on Foreign Policy and Interparliamentary Cooperation

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22 January 2021

The Committee on Public Health, Medical Assistance and Medical Insurance recommends adopting as a basis and in general the draft law on state registration of medicines under the obligation

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21 January 2021

Foreign policy aspects of deoccupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in the context of the parliamentary dimension were discussed during joint committee hearings

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21 January 2021

Implementation of the National Emission Reduction Plan of Ukraine was discussed during the hearings in the Committee on Environmental Policy and Nature Management

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21 January 2021

The Committee on Rules of Procedure, Parliamentary Ethics and Administration of Verkhovna Rada’s Work recommends adoption of the draft law on improving the electronic form of document circulation in the Parliament as a basis and in general

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21 January 2021

Deputy groups on inter-parliamentary relations of Ukraine and Bulgaria discussed issues of cooperation between the countries

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23 July 2020, 14:15

Olena Kondratiuk speaks at official opening of III UWCongress

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

“Ukrainian women should be at liberty to fully exercise their right to vote and be elected in the autumn local elections 2020,” -- Olena Kondratiuk, Vice Speaker

The organization and holding of the local elections this year is one of the main challenges for Ukraine and the establishment of the principles of equal rights and opportunities for men and women in our country. This was stated by the Deputy Chairwoman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Olena Kondratiuk, during today’s opening ceremony of the Ukrainian Women's Congress.

She stressed that in the light of the decentralization reform, it is at the local level that there be approved budgets and key decisions immediately affecting every community and every family.

According to the Vice Speaker, with the consolidation of districts there arises a big issue as to what the parity representation of women and men would then look like.  She reminded that together with the IFA "Equal Opportunities" they had managed to establish for voting lists a 40 per cent gender quota of same-sex members.

“We do expect and are striving indeed to attract as many women as possible to participate in these elections.  At the same time, we can clearly see a host of obstacles all along the way: unequal financial opportunities, insecurity, fear," the Vice Speaker clarified. - I therefore call on all actors in the election process to make every effort to ensure that this 40% quota be implemented; so that our women might fully exercise their constitutional right to vote and be elected, their right to participate in public affairs. I’m sure that the whole of our country would benefit from this vastly," Olena Kondratiuk added in conclusion.