Constitutional reform in Ukraine in the issue of decentralization will be based on 4 principles, said the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groisman.
"Participated in the meeting of the regional development Council under the leadership of President. We discussed changes to the Constitution in terms of decentralization. All agreed that There are four positions of principle that must be reflected in the Constitution, " he said in Facebook.
"The basic unit of local government with the greatest amount of authority should be the community (village, town, city, their associations)," - said Groisman. In addition, " must be committed to the principles of subsidiarity, omnipresence and financial self-sufficiency of local government ". Also " introduced a three-tier system of local government with clear separation of powers and Executive bodies at each level ". Finally, " the transfer of powers to local governments should be balanced by the surveillance system from coming to the polls and the country."" There is every reason to hope that the Constitutional Commission will agree on the text of the change and will give the President to report to the Parliament in the upcoming week. If We accept these changes, the point of no return in the process of transformation from post-Soviet Ukraine in a European country will be completed, " - said Groisman.