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Experts, government officials, MPs to discuss parliament agenda for decentralization

The event will be held at the press centre of Gorshenin Institute.

Experts, government officials, MPs to discuss parliament agenda for decentralization
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The news and analysis website LB.ua and the Reanimation Package of Reforms civic platform, as information partners, will hold a roundtable on "Parliamentary agenda for decentralization" at the press centre of Gorshenin Institute at 11 a.m. Kyiv time on Thursday, 30 June.

The reform of local government remains on the agenda of the government, parliament, media and civil society. The basic legal framework for the reform was set up in the recent years.

However, there are a number of problems and legal barriers that prevent further progress. Constitutional amendments with regard to decentralization, which were to guarantee the irreversibility of reforms, were set aside. That is why the Ukrainian parliament should now play a leading role in driving reforms in Ukraine.

During the roundtable, experts, lawmakers and government officials will discuss the current parliamentary agenda for decentralization and identify priority bills that need to be addressed for the reform to take place.

Issues for discussion:

  • Changes to the constitution with regard to decentralization;
  • What should be done for communities to continue uniting efforts;
  • local budgets for 2017:
  • how to protect fiscal decentralization.

Speakers:

  • Vyacheslav Nehoda, Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing;
  • Anatoliy Tkachuk, Civil Society Institute, an expert at Reanimation Package of Reforms;
  • Yuriy Hanushchak, an expert at Reanimation Package of Reforms;
  • Viktoriya Ptashnyk, MP;
  • Oleksandr Slobozhan, deputy CEO at the Association of Ukrainian Cities.

The event starts at 11 am on 30 June with registration of participants at the press centre of Gorshenin Institute (18b Mala Zhytomyrska St, Kyiv).