Today, 29 February, the Ukrainian Week has been launched at the European Parliament, which will last until 2 March, Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Groisman posted on his Facebook page.

“Live stand-up from Brussels, where we start the first ever Ukrainian week at the European Parliament. Today, the plan for the reform of the Verkhovna Rada and its transformation into a modern European institution will be presented,” he wrote.

According to Groisman, the solutions that will be presented to the European Parliament, will improve both the quality of draft laws preparation and effective cooperation with the government.

“They also aim to improve the behavior standards for MPs and openness of the Verkhovna Rada to civil society,” said the Head of the Parliament.

As QHA reported earlier, the conference will be headed by Elmar Brok, Chairman of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, and Andriy Plenkovych, Chairman of the European Parliament Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee. Martin Schulz, Volodymyr Groisman, Pat Cox and Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, will deliver their speeches to audience.

Within the framework of the conference, the discussions on issues of legislative and executive branches and representative role of the Parliament will be held as well.  The Agreement on Administrative Cooperation between the Secretariats of the European Parliament and the Verkhovna Rada is expected to be signed following the Ukrainian Week results.

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