In Brussels on 29 February begins the week of Ukraine in the European Parliament, which runs until 2 March.
About this in Facebook wrote the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman</b>.
The main theme of the high-level event is the reform of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
«Live broadcast from Brussels, where we are starting for the first time in the history of the Ukrainian week in the European Parliament. Today will be presented an action plan on the reform of Parliament and its transformation into a modern European institution,» he wrote.
According to the Chairman of BP, the decisions that will be represented in the European Parliament, will allow to improve procedures and the quality of preparation of legislation to establish effective communication with the government.
«They also aimed to improve on the standards of conduct of deputies and the openness of the Verkhovna Rada civil society», — added the speaker.
On the program of the week, the legislative body of the EU, Brussels will host high-level conference on development of abilities of BP for the sake of reform, reports UKRINFORM correspondent in Brussels.
The event will be presented the report and road map to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Verkhovna Rada prepared by the Mission to assess the needs of the European Parliament, led by former EP President Pat Cox.
The conference will be attended by leaders of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the leadership of the factions and committees, including the Chairman of the Parliament Volodymyr Groysman (a total of 40 MPs), and representative of Ukraine to the EU Ambassador Nikolay Tochitsky.
From the European side in the «Ukrainian Week» will be attended by European Parliament President Martin Schulz, Chairman of the EP Delegation to the Parliamentary Committee of the Association of the EU and Ukraine Andriy Plenkovich, Chairman of the EP Committee on foreign Affairs Elmar Brok, European Commissioner for European neighbourhood policy and enlargement negotiations Johannes Hahn, speaker of the Parliament, MEPs.
Recall, 16 January the Verkhovna Rada listened to the report of the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on the government’s work in 2015, dismissed him, acknowledging that the work is not satisfactory, but during the vote of no confidence in the government has gained only 194 votes with the required 226. In accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine, in the next three weeks Yatsenyuk is to propose a new composition of the government either to resign, otherwise it will be considered the question of confidence in him personally.
February 17, faction «Batkivshchyna» announced its withdrawal from the coalition. In September 2015 the coalition left Radical party of Oleg Lyashko.
Without representatives «Samopomich», «the BYuT representatives» and «radicals» in the coalition «European Ukraine» will remain 217 deputies at the minimum required 226 members to form a majority.
On February 19 the first Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Parubiy said that the parliamentary coalition remains more than 226 deputies, and therefore it exists.
First Deputy head of procedural Committee of the Verkhovna Rada Pavel Pynzenik said that legally the faction of the Radical party still resides in the composition of the parliamentary coalition.
The Prime Minister says that the necessary reformatting of the coalition and changes to the coalition agreement. Also Yatsenyuk is conducting talks on the future of the coalition with the leader of the «radical» Oleh Lyashko.
Yury Lutsenko demands that Yatsenyuk has suggested the new government or gone.
Many politicians and experts talk about the inevitability of early parliamentary elections.
Yatsenyuk said that he considers the current government is legitimate and wants to put an end to political uncertainty. «We appeal to the President and all national political forces. Or leave society with a realistic alternative program and an effective team able to deliver on that — only program, not campaign slogans. Or stop mutual hostility, shut the passion, step over personal feelings and support the action plan of the country this year», — stressed the head of government.
Note, the U.S. State Department urged the Ukrainian authorities to put aside personal interests, overcome differences and to continue the reforms.
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