Summary of Plenary Sitting

Thu, 29/04/2021 - 17:15

VR appoints new Minister of Energy of Ukraine

The Parliament adopted a draft resolution on the appointment of Herman Galushchenko to the position of a member of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine - Minister of Energy of Ukraine. A total of 305 MPs voted in favor.

Prime Minister Denys Shmygal was present in the hall and delivered a short speech in support of Galuschenko’s appointment. Galuschenko prior to his appointment stressed that National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine (NNEGC «Energoatom») for the second month in a row is a profitable enterprise. “My main goal on the post is to improve cooperation with the Parliament and other stakeholders regarding improving energy sphere state” – added Galuschnko.

MPs passed amendments to the VR agenda and calendar plan of its fifth session

People’s deputies supported Draft Resolution # 4690-8 on amendments to the agenda of the fifth session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the ninth convocation with 288 votes in favor. Draft resolution # 5426 on amendments to the calendar plan for the fifth session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the ninth convocation was backed by 332 MPs.

Adopted as final: bill #5377 on Amendments to the Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine "On Election of Chairmen, First Deputies, Deputy Chairmen, Secretaries, Members of Committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the Ninth Convocation" (276)

In the first reading: bill #4555 to increase the level of pension provision for certain categories of persons (340)

Sent for revision: bill #2683 on compulsory funded pension provision (311); bill #4265 on state registration of human genomic information (249); bill #3715 to exclude the possibility of procurement without the use of electronic procurement system (286)

In the second and final readings: bill #4318 on the general principles of providing cultural services to the population (281); bill #5308 on the introduction of financial and credit mechanisms for providing citizens of Ukraine with housing (277)

MPs started consideration of bill #2195 regarding the sale of land plots of state and communal property or rights to them and finished the consideration of amendment #520.

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov closed the sitting at 3.05 pm.