Ukrainian Parliament has adopted the "visa-free package" of laws and announced a break.
"Thus, we managed to pass the anti-corruption review of laws and those laws that the enforce Ukraine visa-free liberalization. It was hard and coordinated work, but Parliament united and supported the laws. My congratulations," said first deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy.
During the morning plenary session Verkhovna Rada adopted all the bills that were on the agenda, as part of the liberalization of the visa regime between Ukraine and the European Union. The key points of today's laws are limiting power of the Security Service in investigation of crimes against national security, clarification of the procedure of confiscation and establishing the National Agency for the detection, investigation and management of the criminal asset.
The amendments to Labour Code concerning LGBT discrimination had been deferred indefinitely though.
At the evening session Ukrainian parliamentarians to consider lowering rents of gas, the extension of the moratorium on sale of agricultural land, and local elections in Mariupol and Krasnoarmiysk (Donetsk region). Recalling, October 25 local elections in Mariupol and Krasnoarmiysk were disrupted.
According to EU requirements, November 10 is the deadline for the adoption of this package of laws.