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President: Judicial reform is protection of rights of citizens to justice and truth

President: Judicial reform is protection of rights of citizens to justice and truth

President Petro Poroshenko urged people’s deputies to support constitutional amendments on judicial reform and new edition of the Law on Judiciary and Status of Judges. The Head of State called these changes revolutionary, for they provide a real reboot of the judicial system. “Judicial reform is a reform of reforms. It is a protection of rights of citizens to justice and truth,” Petro Poroshenko said at the meeting with leaders of parliamentary factions and groups. The ...
2 Jun 2016
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President about voting for constitutional amendments on judiciary: Very important sector of reforms was finally launched

President about voting for constitutional amendments on judiciary: Very important sector of reforms was finally launched

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko commented on today's voting in the Parliament for the submission of the draft constitutional amendments on judiciary to the agenda of the third session of the Parliament. "A very important sector of reforms was finally launched," the President said at the press conference in Jerusalem upon completion of the negotiations with the Prime Minister of Israel. The Head of State called this decision "a very positive signal on the way of the...
22 Dec 2015
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Petro Poroshenko: Decision on the visa-free regime will be the first tangible result of our cooperation with the EU

Petro Poroshenko: Decision on the visa-free regime will be the first tangible result of our cooperation with the EU

President Petro Poroshenko expects the European Commission to announce the decision tomorrow on the introduction of the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the Schengen area. "This is why I came to Brussels. To eliminate all the obstacles and announce that Ukraine has fulfilled the criteria of the Visa Liberalization Action Plan," the President said in the course of the press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The President called this decision extremely ...
21 Dec 2015
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Address by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko regarding EU’s decision on visa-free regime with Ukraine and prolongation of sectoral sanctions against Russia

Address by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko regarding EU’s decision on visa-free regime with Ukraine and prolongation of sectoral sanctions against Russia

Fellow Ukrainians! Right now, in Brussels, the European Commission published the final report on the full implementation of criteria for the visa-free regime by Ukraine. Without any exaggeration, it is a great victory for Ukraine and each of you. I sincerely congratulate everyone on this. After the Agreement on political association and deep and comprehensive free trade area, we have made another stride towards our cherished European dream. It is not a secret that many people both in...
19 Dec 2015
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President: Court must be truly independent

President: Court must be truly independent

President Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that the main task of the reform of justice and the constitutional amendments are ensuring the rule of law and strengthening the independent court. In the course of the meeting with presidents of the constitutional court of Georgia - Giorgi Papuashvili, Lithuania - Dainius Žalimas, Latvia - Aldis Laviņš and Moldova - Alexandru Tănase who arrived in Ukraine to participate in the International Scientific-Practical Conference on the Introduction of...
19 Dec 2015
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V. Groysman: Constitutional Amendments Should be Adopted to Ensure Fundamental Improvement of Local Government System

V. Groysman: Constitutional Amendments Should be Adopted to Ensure Fundamental Improvement of Local Government System

Volodymyr Groysman, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, stated in the interview to the Rada TV Channel on Friday that the current Constitution of Ukraine should be amended to ensure the fundamental improvement of the local government system. “Governmental authorities must not exercise the powers of the local government,” he said. He reminded that the proposed draft amendments to the Constitution “provide for the ubiquity of the local government”. According to V....
19 Dec 2015
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V. Groysman: We Should Preserve Local Budget Decentralization System that Made it Possible for Local Government to Sigh with Relief

V. Groysman: We Should Preserve Local Budget Decentralization System that Made it Possible for Local Government to Sigh with Relief

Volodymyr Groysman, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, in an interview to the 112 Channel emphasized the necessity to preserve the local budget decentralization system that made it possible for the local government to give a sigh of relief. “The budget that we got from the government does not solve this issue, on the contrary, it impedes the decentralization, and we have to deal with it,”  V. Groysman said. He also indicates that Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister, ...
18 Dec 2015
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V. Groysman Warns Against Rollback of Budget Decentralization in Ukraine

V. Groysman Warns Against Rollback of Budget Decentralization in Ukraine

On Thursday, at the plenary meeting where the Government presented the budget for 2016, Volodymyr Groysman, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, warned the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine against the rollback of the budget decentralization in 2016 stressing that it proved effective this year. “I believe that the proposed budget for the next year is based on the centralization rather than on the decentralization. It puts an end to the decentralization process,” the Chairman ...
17 Dec 2015
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O. Filatov: The Draft Amendments to the Constitution are Aimed to Build Foundation for Comprehensive Judicial Reform

O. Filatov: The Draft Amendments to the Constitution are Aimed to Build Foundation for Comprehensive Judicial Reform

On December 17, Oleksii Filatov, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office, Head of the Constitutional Commission Working Group on Judicial Issues, was invited to the media marathon entitled Constitutional Amendments: Choosing Justice that took place in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center.  Oleksii Filatov indicates that the draft amendments to the Constitution regarding the judiciary should lay a foundation for a comprehensive judicial reform. He emphasizes that the ...
17 Dec 2015
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Joint statement by President of Ukraine, Prime Minister of Ukraine and Chairman of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Joint statement by President of Ukraine, Prime Minister of Ukraine and Chairman of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Fellow Ukrainians! In the passing year, due to the joint actions of the President, Verkhovna Rada and Cabinet of Ministers, we managed to stop the offensive of the aggressor. Restored Armed Forces received proper funding from the state budget. We created the international coalition in support of Ukraine. In difficult negotiations with international partners, we agreed to restructure the external debt of our country. In the last quarter of 2015, in conditions of war and loss of a significant ...
16 Dec 2015
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