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Fri, 14/07/2017 - 13:30

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy announced that the 6th session of the 8th convocation of the Verkhovna Rada comes to a close. He said that during this session was adopted a historic resolution on the priority of NATO membership on June 8. People’s deputies passed many significant bills, among them the introduction of quotas of Ukrainian language on TV and radio, and ratification of the Free Trade Agreement with Canada.

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 12:00

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine held the Government Hour on July 14. Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Ihor Zhdanov reported on the development of sports initiatives and achievements. He stressed that we cannot save on sports for the sake of the future Ukrainians and pointed out: “We have received the largest government investment in infrastructure in recent years”.

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 20:00

The Ukrainian Parliament adopted a bill on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Increasing Pensions. Bill No. 6614 was passed with 282 votes in favor in the first reading. 

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 19:00

Ukrainian parliamentarians considered the motion submitted by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office to prosecute, detain and arrest people's deputy Mykhailo Dobkin from the Opposition Bloc. A total of 288 lawmakers voted in favor to strip immunity.  MPs voted in favor to give the consent for detention and arrest of an MP. There were  250 and 242 votes for the detention and arrest respectively. Mykhailo Dobkin is suspected of abuse of power in 2006 when he was the mayor of Kharkiv.

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 17:45

Ukrainian lawmakers adopted a Draft Law on Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2017". A total of 226 MPs supported Draft Law No. 6600 on Amendments to the Budget in the second and final readings. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman arrived in the Parliament to support the consideration and to answer questions regarding this draft law and a draft law on the pension reform.