The constitutional Commission of Ukraine approved the draft changes to the Constitution to decentralize power and sends the document to the President Petro Poroshenko.
"make a motion to Express support for the draft changes to the Constitution in terms of decentralization and local governance, which correspond to the conclusions of the Venice Commission with technical and legal amendments that will be worked out, adopt and submit for consideration to the President of Ukraine ", - said the head of the Council, speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman, reports RIA " Novosti ".
Almost all the members of the Constitutional Commission supported the proposal of the head, 2 people voted " against." I wish to greet all the members of the Constitutional Commission with the first solution, which we took with you, " - said Groisman. Remember, Kiev, Ukraine has developed amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine in the part of the decentralization reforms, providing a three-tier system of local government. Also, the project does not provide for a special status for certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, but only prescribes that he be Appointed a special legislative act. On Wednesday, the Venice Commission (an Advisory body of the Council of Europe on constitutional law) has concluded that filed by Ukraine of the constitutional amendments on decentralization of power in General " worthy of support ", at the same time noting the need for their revision. The day before the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that in the framework of the Constitutional reform, the authorities will not go to the federalization. Poroshenko also said it plans before the end of the current parliamentary session, which ends in July, to submit to Parliament the draft changes to the Constitution in terms of decentralization.