Threats of the week
- The Draft Law No. 4835-d which proposes to establish an economic incentive in the form of a "green tariff" for waste incineration, which does not comply with the EU Directives in this area
The draft law aims to address legislative vacuum which emerged after the abolition of the notorious Kivalov-Kolisnychenko law by the Constitutional Court. The Constitution of Ukraine obligates the state to ensure comprehensive development and functioning of the Ukrainian language in all the spheres of the public life (Art. 10). Moreover, according to Art. 92 of the Constitution, the procedure for the use of languages in Ukraine is determined exclusively by the law.
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.
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.
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
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 aims, in particular: to overcome the undemocratic nature of establishing and organizing the activity of the bar self-government bodies at both national and regional levels; to remove unlawful restrictions that impede access to the profession of lawyer and create corruption risks; to strengthen the guarantees of legal profession and to bring ethical standards of lawyer’s activity in line with the international standards; to ensure the independent administration of the Single Register of Advocates 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.
Threats of the week