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Constitutional Court approves constitutional amendments on EU, NATO integration

Source : 112 Ukraine

Iryna Lutsenko, the President’s representative in the Parliament, hopes that the Verkhovna Rada will adopt
13:57, 22 November 2018

Iryna Lutsenko, the President’s representative in Ukraine's Parliament
The Verkhovna Rada

Ukraine’s Constitutional Court provided a conclusion to the presidential bill on amending the Constitution of the State concerning the integration of the country in the European Union and NATO, as Iryna Lutsenko, the President’s representative in the Parliament, said, the press office of Petro Poroshenko Bloc reported.

“The vast majority, 14 judges of the Constitutional Court, supported the decision to recognize the presidential bill on amendments. Therefore, this gives the Parliament an opportunity to consider the document in the session hall,” Lutsenko said.

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As Interfax-Ukraine reports, the Verkhovna Rada has an opportunity to preliminary confirm the presidential bill during the first reading on Thursday session.

“They (the amendments to the Constitution, - ed.) might be supported by the Parliament. I think, we will be working hard on this today… There is a chance to vote for these amendments in the first reading,” Lutsenko said.

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

According to the bill, the President of Ukraine is the guarantor of the implementation of 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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