Four draft laws of a new wave of decentralization considered of topmost priority to be adopted were registered in the Parliament. These are draft laws No. 8051 "On the Principles of the Administrative and Territorial Structure of Ukraine", No. 6403 Amendments to the Law "On the Regulation of Urban Development", No. 6641 "On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine Regarding the Establishment, Reorganisation and Liquidation, Naming and Renaming of Local State Administrations ", No. 8869 "On Service in Local Self-Government Bodies".
This was announced by Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko in the Committee on State Building, Regional Policy and Local Self-Government of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
According to Hennadii Zubko, it is also essential to elaborate and adopt additional draft laws, first and foremost, regarding standardisation of definition of the subject of approval of the basic level administrative-territorial structure; approval of administrative-territorial structure of regions; new version of laws "On Local Self-Government in Ukraine" and "On Local State Administrations"; amendments to the Budget and Tax Codes of Ukraine, etc. It is important to equalize the resource base of local self-government bodies concerning execution of new functions. This also refers to the Law on Local Self-Government in the field of state supervision, the Basic Law on the Institute of Prefects, as well as the Law on Central Executive Bodies concerning territorial subdivisions in the field and the work of central executive bodies and their communication. And also the Law on Local Authorities for Decentralization and Distinction of Authorities.
"Our goal is to cover the whole territory of Ukraine by consolidated communities until 2020 which will enable to accelerate economic development of the country. You see how budgets are growing when communities are motivated. Therefore, I am convinced that we will be able to do it together," the Vice Prime Minister underscored.