January 28, 2014 10:01
Ukraine's govt and opposition acknowledge flaws of 2004 constitutional reform
KYIV. Jan 28 (Interfax) - Opposition leaders admitted at a meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Monday that the constitutional reform of 2004 was not flawless, Justice Minister Olena Lukash said.
"The sides acknowledged faults in the norms of Law No. 2222 [On Amendments to the Constitution, dated December 8, 2004], as well as the absence of any personal versions of the constitution's text," Lukash was quoted as saying by the president's press service.
"The sides discussed issues concerning their joint contribution to constitutional reform and mandatory cooperation in this matter with European institutions," she said.
Procedures for holding referendums were addressed at the meeting as well, the minister said.
Law No. 2222, which paves the way for Ukraine's transition to a parliamentary-presidential system, was recognized as unconstitutional by the country's Constitutional Court on September 30, 2010, the first year of Viktor Yanukovych's presidency.
However, the restoration of Ukraine as a parliamentary-presidential republic is reckoned to be a key factor in the search for a solution to the continuing crisis in the country.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
August 31, 2015
Moscow, Beijing yet to coordinate list of documents planned for signing during Putin's visit - Peskov
Protesters, police clash near Verkhovna Rada, casualties occur
Kremlin offers no comment on court decisions, including verdict handed down to Ukrainian citizen Sentsov - Peskov
Putin discusses Syria situation with King of Jordan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince - Peskov
Rosneft capex in H1 grows 13.5% to 269 bln rubles
UKRAINIAN GOVT DENOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH RUSSIA ON COOPERATION IN DEFENSE INDUSTRY
Agreement on possibility of 'Normandy four' summit exists, but there are no specific dates - Peskov
Rada approves constitutional changes dealing with decentralization in first reading
Kremlin to inform about possible meeting between Yakunin, president
Uralmashzavod Group reduces IFRS net losses 39% in H1 amid reduction of costs
SNCB in favor of Russia's initiative to create intl. anti-terrorism front
DECENTRALIZATION AMENDMENTS TO UKRAINIAN CONSTITUTION PASS FIRST READING AT VERKHOVNA RADA
Kyrgyzstan struggling, adamant to achieve its main goal: democratic state - Atambayev