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Law on amendments to Ukraine's Constitution on EU, NATO integration takes effect

It confirms the European identity of the Ukrainian nation and irreversibility of the European and Euro-Atlantic course of the country
08:07, 21 February 2019

Parliament's Spokesperson Andriy Parubiy, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman
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The law on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine on EU and NATO integration comes into force on February 21.

It was published in Golos parliamentary official outlet on February 20.

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.

Related: Poroshenko signs law on Constitutional amendments regarding Ukraine's course towards EU, NATO

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.

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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.

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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