Ukrainian Politics

 Speaker Parubii closes parliament session until early September

On July 13, the last meeting of the current 8th session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine was closed by Speaker Andrii Parubii.

"No one ever imagined that on Friday 13 the Ukrainian parliament will be able to pass extremely important laws. All those who said that the Ukrainian parliament does not do its job, that it is not able to work at all, saw for themselves the Ukrainian parliament’s enormous potential today," the parliamentary correspondent for Censor.NET quoted Parubii as saying.

The official noted that during the 8th session, the Verkhovna Rada was able to pass important bills on the anti-corruption court, national security, solve personnel issues of the Auditing Chamber, National Bank, the ombudsperson, almost 20 laws as part of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement.

"Throughout this 8th session, we adopted a total of 87 laws as a basis (88, including today's one), 47 laws in the first reading (49, including laws passed today), and upheld 37 resolutions," Parubii said.

"We still have the issue of the Central Election Commission on the table. It should be the first issue to be considered at the next meeting of the Verkhovna Rada," the speaker said.

The next session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the eighth convocation will kick off on Sept. 4, 2018.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3076421