A new project was launched today in the building of the Ukrainian parliament together with the European Union and the United Nations Organization.
The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy signed the Letter of Intent between Ukraine, EU representative in Ukraine and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In the frameworks of the Project the Verkhovna Rada is planned to become a model governmental institution and the motive force for further reforms.
Jan Tombinski, the EU Ambassador to Ukraine, stressed that it is a very important project aiming to support the Verkhovna Rada in it's efforts to reform internal structures and to improve the quality of Ukrainian lawmaking practice.
New Rada for Europe Project shall enhance the process of turning the Verkhovna Rada into a modern, efficient, transparent lawmaking body with a high level of credibility, into a an institution that effectively reacts the needs of the society and is able to quickly adapt to complicated political, economic and social environment.
The budget of the project makes 1.3 million Euro.
Tombinski also added that he project shall also touch upon restructuring and improving performance of parliamentary committees, developing a system for categorizing of priority legislation and simplifying the draft approval procedure.
For reference: The Letter of Intent does not imply any legal or financial responsibilities. Any further cooperation under this Letter of Intent shall be performed in accordance with the current legislation and legal acts of Ukraine, European Union and United Nations Development Programme.
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