The Government of Ukraine is working under creation of the legal framework for the formation of self-sufficient communities with extensive powers and financial resources that will allow to fully implementing this task. This was started by Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services Volodymyr Hroisman at a press point in Brussels
"We should complete acceptance of all legislation acts relating to the implementation of reforms, including amending the Constitution of Ukraine in 2014. We expect that amendments to the Basic Law will be approved this autumn. Thus, from 2015 we will begin to live in accordance with the new legislation, which is based on the European Charter of Local Self-Government and the fundamental principle ofsubsidiarity. We expect that the next local elections will be held on the basis of new legislation in autumn of 2015," Volodymyr Hroisman said.
He also said that Ukraine has been, is and will be a unitary state and the federalization is unacceptable for it.
The EU will not leave Ukraine alone with local self-government reforms said European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle at the press point. According to him, the EU intends to give our country the tools to help implement changes.
"The impact of decentralization will only be positive on the unity of Ukraine. Decentralization is not a federalization. There are a lot of differences between them, and the main one is that the decentralization is wanted within Ukraine. At the time when federalization is forced from outside the country," the European Commissioner said.
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