Ukraine fulfilled the three commitments required for accession to the European Union. MP Yaroslav Zhelezniak reported that the parliament has done everything that depended on it.
In particular, the Verkhovna Rada adopted:
- The Law on National Minorities
Law No. 8224 establishes the definition of "national minorities (communities)" and their rights, freedoms, and obligations, as well as the respective governmental policies. It also establishes the legislative authority of the central executive body in charge of implementing state policy in the field of the protection of the rights and freedoms of national minorities (communities).
- Competitive Selection of Judges for the Constitutional Court
According to the newly adopted law No. 7662, the competitive selection of candidates for the position of Constitutional Court judge will involve a special Advisory Group of six experts. After passing a special background check and being recommended by the Advisory Group, the candidates will be interviewed by the competition committee, the relevant committee of the Verkhovna Rada, and the Council of Judges of Ukraine.
- The Law on Media
The document No. 2693-d was adopted to establish a single, systematic, and mutually agreed system of regulations aimed at regulating legal relations in the field of media, fulfilling Ukraine's obligations to European partners, and implementing the norms of European legislation into national legislation.
Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada exempted the importation of power generators and Starlink terminals from VAT and allowed license-free storage of fuel.