The Council of Europe supported draft law on principles of administrative and territorial structure of Ukraine

The Council of Europe on the whole supports the draft law “On the Principles of the Administrative and Territorial Structure of Ukraine” (No 8051), which is one of the key in the package of draft laws on the reform of local self-government and territorial organisation of power, as stated in the Council of Europe's conclusion on the draft law, the key points of which have been voiced today at the meeting of the thematic round table meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on State Building, Regional Policy and Local Self-Government in the city of Bolhrad (Odesa Oblast).

“On the whole, the Council of Europe supports this draft law. It highly appreciates the fact that it defines the principles of the administrative and territorial structure of Ukraine (including the most important principle of omnipresence, which should be the norm and which deviation is allowed only within the framework of specific and substantiated legislation) and the main mechanisms of its change. The best solution would be to pass this law after amending the Constitution on decentralisation; but since their approval in the nearest future is not foreseen, it is worth expecting that this law will still be adopted and it will begin to operate within the framework of the current Constitution,” the conclusion of the Council of Europe has it.

According to Vyacheslav Nehoda, First Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services, the new procedure for resolving the issues of the administrative and territorial structure, defined by the draft law, is only an order, that is, it defines clear procedures, as well as who can solve it, and in no way changes the existing system of the administrative and territorial structure.

“Everyone should understand that the existing administrative and territorial structure of Ukraine is not the subject of legal regulation of this draft law. It regulates clear rules for resolving issues of the administrative and territorial structure. Ukraine has been implementing the reform of local self-government and territorial organisation of power for the fourth year so far, and definition of clear procedures for addressing the issues of the administrative and territorial structure is one of its tasks,” said Vyacheslav Nehoda.

The full version is available in Ukrainian – please click HERE

11.06.2018 - 17:39 | Views: 7710
The Council of Europe supported draft law on principles of administrative and territorial structure of Ukraine

Tags:

8051 V.Nehoda Council of Europe administrative and territorial structure

Область:

Одеська область

Source:

Share the news:

Коментарі:

To add comment you should be authorized or sign_in
Read more:

07 August 2020

An assessment of the current status of local finance management in AHs

An assessment of the current status of local...

Experts of the Institute for Budgetary and Socio-Economic Research (IBSER), in partnership with the U-LEAD with...

06 August 2020

U-LEAD with Europe is building an ASC under the Swedish project in Novi Sanzhary

U-LEAD with Europe is building an ASC under the...

On August, 6, 2020 in the Novi Sanzhary AH of the Poltava region there was signed Memorandum on Cooperation between...

06 August 2020

06 August 2020

Training local self-government deputies. Why is professional growth so important?

Training local self-government deputies. Why is...

Decentralisation in Ukraine, delegating powers and resources to territorial hromadas, poses new challenges and...

06 August 2020

Your Power. Keep Your Place Ukrainian poster contest – entries are being accepted until August, 16

Your Power. Keep Your Place Ukrainian poster...

Organising the contest, the Joint Action Centre aims at popularizing citizens’ participation in the local...