Parliament extends working day until completion of law on oligarchs consideration

Source : 112 Ukraine

The corresponding decision was supported by 288 MPs
14:44, 23 September 2021

Ukraine's Presidental Administration

The Verkhovna Rada extended the working day until the completion of consideration of the law on oligarchs. The corresponding decision was supported by 288 parliamentarians.

“I am considering a proposal to extend the working day until the end of the consideration of the bill №5599 ... Please support and vote,” said First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk.

The extraordinary meeting devoted to individual entrepreneurs was appointed for 4 p.m. on September 23.

Members of parliament gathered to consider the law on oligarchs, without waiting for the conclusion of the Venice Commission.

As it was reported earlier, Ombudswoman Lyudmila Denisova suggested that Parliamentary Speaker Dmytro Razumkov send the bill to the Venice Commission.

According to Denisova, the law stipulates that the president and the National Security and Defense Council be endowed with powers not provided by the Constitution of Ukraine, restriction of human rights depending on property status, indirect introduction of censorship in the media, and so on.

On July 1, the Verkhovna Rada supported the bill on de-oligarchization. According to the document, the decision to recognize a person as an oligarch is made by the National Security and Defense Council on the basis of a proposal from the Cabinet of Ministers, a member of the National Security and Defense Council, the NBU, the SSU or the Antimonopoly Committee.

Related: Venice Commission to issue opinion on de-oligarchization law in Ukraine after December 15

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