Government to fulfill PACE recommendations
PM assured PACE co-rapporteurs
Government takes steps to implement the Plan of Measures aimed at proper meeting of liabilities of Ukraine conditioned by its membership in the European Council, according to the press-office of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych emphasized this during his meeting with PACE Monitoring Committee Co-Rapporteurs Hanne Severinsen and Renate Wohlwend.
“Government is interested to actively cooperate with the PACE and to solve the problems that Ukraine faces today”, Viktor Yanukovych stressed. In particular, according to him, the Cabinet takes measures directed at adhering to human rights in Ukraine and implementing decisions of the European Court on Human Rights, guaranteeing the freedom and independency of mass media, creating public television system, ratifying the European Convention on Transborder Television, fulfilling the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. “All these problems will be solved gradually, their financing is envisaged by the Draft State Budget for the next year”, the Premier stated.
At that Prime Minister announced his intention to give urgently an objective response to the report concerning Ukraine which will be revealed by the PACE in the nearest future.
In her turn, Hanne Severinsen has reasoned a long break from visiting Ukraine by the PACE representatives by the absence of new Government after the parliamentary elections. “Today, the Government works and our main goal is to prepare the report which would include the Plan of Measures concerning Ukraine”, she underlined.
Renate Wohlwend told about the further mechanism of the PACE Monitoring Committee’s activity concerning Ukraine. According to her, after their visit to Ukraine the Co-Rapporteurs will prepare report and the Ukrainian Government, after becoming acquainted with it, will give commentaries and observations. “Finally, when the report is approved at the PACE session it will be possible to speak about concrete termination of monitoring”, she stressed. At the same time Renate Wohlwend noted that special attention would be given to the Government’s activities on fulfillment of Ukraine’s liabilities towards the Council of Europe.
The domestic issues of Ukraine have been also discussed during the meeting of Viktor Yanukovych with PACE Monitoring Committee Co-Rapporteurs. The Prime Minister told about the implementation of the constitutional reform.
Hanne Severinsen noted that today Ukraine needs political stability. In her opinion, it is necessary to reform the political and judicial system of Ukraine for this purpose as well as division of powers is required.