Parliamentary Reforms Discussed with European Parliament Delegation
A European Union delegation to Ukraine would help with reforms that the Verkhova Rada, Ukraine's parliament, wants to implement
Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Dmitry Razumkov and his First Deputy Ruslan Stefanchuk met with Pete Cox, the head of the European Parliament delegation to Ukraine to discuss the prospects of further reforms to improve the Ukrainian parliament.
Dmytro Razumkov said that consideration of bills aimed at parliamentary reform would be started after consideration of 63 legislative initiatives that were declared urgent by the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Holos Ukraini reported.
“The current fast-paced mode of operation, dubbed the ‘turbo-mode’ by the Ukrainian press, is not necessary for PR or political expediency — it is what the country needs to carry out reforms,” he said.
Razumkov shared his gratitude to Cox for supporting Ukraine on its path to reform and for its willingness to help implement best European practices to reform the legislature.
Cox congratulated Razumkov on his election to Speaker. He related how a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the European Parliament and Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Cox proposed renewing the memorandum.
“Dialogue is crucial to building consensus. There is good and fruitful cooperation between our parliaments, ”he said and assured that the EU Delegation to Ukraine would help with reforms, which the Ukrainian Parliament wants to implement.