The goal of the draft law is to ensure a high level of protection of human health, especially that of children and youth, as well as implement Ukraine’s commitments under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The objective of the draft law is to improve regulations of the laws that prohibit tobacco consumption in public places, advertising and promotion of smoking, as well as to strengthen the responsibility for such offenses.
The purpose of this draft law is to ensure a systematic update of the Law of Ukraine “On Service in Local Self-Government Bodies”, in particular regarding: – regulation of the status of local self-government officials and elected officials of local self-government; – ensuring the political neutrality of local self-government officials; – harmonization of the framework of service in local self-government bodies with the conceptual approaches established by the Law of Ukraine “On Civil Service”.
The draft law aims, in particular: to fulfill the international obligations of Ukraine defined in the Association Agreement with the EU (implementation of the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive) and cooperation with NATO; to meet the conditions for receiving the 2nd tranche of the EU macro-financial assistance (500 million EUR), mandatory criterium – deadline – February 2019; to fulfill the terms of the Memorandum on Economic and Financial Policies with the IMF. Deadline – March 2019
The EURIMAGES Fund is a well-known mechanism for financing joint cinema production. This film production format, as well as within international projects, is a very common practice because cinema is the most powerful means of dialogue between global cultures. Moreover, support for film projects by the EURIMAGES Fund opens up the possibility for film-theater rental of a supported film in all European countries.
The period during which Ukrainian cinema community has been trying to persuade the authorities to become a member of the fund, and during which the authorities, accordingly, have been promising to do this, spans more than 20 years. The members of this fund are 37 countries, including Georgia (2011), Russia (2011), Armenia (2016), and Canada (2017).
Will ensure increase in the efficiency of the state regulatory policy aimed at creating an effective mechanism of state regulation and supervision, reduction of expenses of financial institutions caused by excessive and ineffective state regulation, competition in the financial market, prevention of unscrupulous companies’ operation.
It is proposed to delegate the authority to register civil status acts to local self-government bodies. Today, in cities of oblast subordination and in district centers, these powers are retained by the territorial bodies of the Ministry of Justice. Delegation of these powers to local self-government bodies will allow providing these administrative services more efficiently, including through the Center for the Provision of Administrative Services.
The draft law brings respective legislation in line with the Law “On Civil Service”. It provides for the unification of approaches to the civil service in all public bodies and, thus, foresees amendments to around 30 laws of Ukraine.
The draft law will allow the NACP to receive direct automatic access to registers and databases, necessary to conduct automatic verification of information specified in e-declarations. The draft law is aimed to improve effectiveness of the NACP work.
The draft law aims to introduce a business ombudsman institution in Ukraine on the legislative level as an independent third party assisting business entities in protecting their right to entrepreneurial activity.