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Law on amendments to Constitution on EU, NATO integration comes into force on February 21

Earlier, President Poroshenko signed the document, and today, it was published on Golos
14:28, 20 February 2019

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The law on amendments to the Constitution concerning Ukraine’s aspirations on EU and NATO integration, which were earlier signed by the President, will come into force on February 21. The law No. 9037 was published in Golos today, on February 20.

“This law will take effect on the next day after its publication,” the document says.

The draft law No.9037 provides the amendments to the preamble of Ukraine's Constitution, according to which, the parliament confirms the European identity of the Ukrainian nation and irreversibility of the European and Euro-Atlantic course of Ukraine.

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It is planned to provide at Article 85 that the Verkhovna Rada is authorized to not only define the principles of the inner and foreign policy but also to implement the strategic course of the state for the obtaining of the full membership of Ukraine in the EU and NATO.

The president of Ukraine is the guarantor of the implementation of the strategic course of the state on the obtaining of the full membership of Ukraine in the EU and NATO - this is how Article 102 would be amended.

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The norm that allows the foreign military formations to temporarily and according to the rent terms to use the acting military bases at the territory of Ukraine is excluded from the transition points.

Earlier, the Parliament sent the bill on amendments to the Constitution concerning the EU, NATO integration plan with 321 votes on September 20, 2018.

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According to the bill, the President of Ukraine is the guarantor of the implementation of the strategic course of the state towards Ukraine’s full membership in the EU and NATO. In its turn, the Cabinet of Ministers provides the implementation of the strategic course of the state towards Ukraine’s full membership in the EU and NATO.

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