The European Union is ready to provide Ukraine of 90 million euros for projects of decentralization, said the European Commissioner on enlargement and European neighborhood policy Johannes Hahn during the meeting with Vice Prime Minister - Minister of regional development, construction and housing and communal services of Ukraine Gennady Zubko.
"The European Union is ready to provide Ukraine of 90 million euros, which must be earmarked for projects of decentralization ", - informs the press service of the Ministry on the last working day of the week.
While not reported, the terms on which these Funds will be provided. According to Khan, the parties shall establish cooperation between Ukrainian and European experts, who will determine the actual projects that will be financed from these funds.
EU funds, According to Zubko, also plan to select at strengthening the state regional development Fund, the most by the additional investment needs For the establishment and extension services of the United communities.
according to him, Ukraine is hoping for support from the European partners and the provision of expert assistance in the adaptation and implementation of the new law in the field of regional policy." We expressed interest in creating a network of agencies or offices for education and training in the regions For the development and implementation of regional development projects, as well as among them of project analysis and management of investment projects ", - said Deputy Prime Minister.
"Ukraine expects information and expert support of the European partners of the process of adding changes to the Constitution of Ukraine. Important for us is to support the development of a package of law on the issues of decentralization in 22 areas and the most basic laws on self-government, the prefects, administeredto, land relations, tax and budget legislation, social standards, administrative services, local police, " - said Zubko.
The Ukrainian Parliament on the proposal Poroshenko accepted in the first reading the draft changes to the Constitution of the state in terms of decentralization. Authorized DND and LNR first emphasized that the amendments were not agreed with the authorities of the breakaway republics, as envisaged by the Minsk agreements, and have not been tabled for discussion in the framework of the Minsk process. Review of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Poroshenko proposed amendments are merely a simulation run Kiev Minsk agreements.
These changes include a three-tier system of local government. It is planned that the system of administrative-territorial unit will consist of regions, districts and communities, the community may contain one or several settlements of the communities. Exactly communities are encouraged to give the greatest range of opportunities and financial resources.
Country representative (the prefect) is a person who is appointed and dismissed by the President upon the recommendation of the government. In addition, according to the amendments, the President is entitled to terminate the range of capabilities of local authorities (mayors and municipal, district and regional councils) with the possibility of direct presidential appointment of the Board through the Commissioner for a period of one year. Review Poroshenko, it will enable him to quickly respond to local manifestations of separatism.