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Rada Eliminates Inconsistencies In Law On Oligarchs, Urges Stefanchuk To Sign It Immediately

Rada Eliminates Inconsistencies In Law On Oligarchs, Urges Stefanchuk To Sign It Immediately

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The Verkhovna Rada has eliminated inconsistencies in the text of the law on oligarchs and instructed Verkhovna Rada Chairperson Ruslan Stefanchuk to sign it without delay.

A total of 252 parliamentary members backed the respective instruction when 226 votes were enough to pass the decision, the Ukrainian News Agency reports.

The correction of the text of this document lied in the technical correction of individual words and phrases in the text.

At the same time, the specialized committee on national security, defense, and intelligence, after the adoption of the second reading of the bill, edited the text of the law with an amendment on the adoption of decisions on the inclusion of persons in the register of oligarchs by the National Security and Defense Council.

Although, earlier the committee asked the former Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov to re-vote for the bill on oligarchs because of a legal collision, which consisted in the fact that the deputies, when voting for the second reading, simultaneously took into account several amendments that contradicted each other.

In particular, in compliance with amendment 398, the decision to recognize one as an oligarch is made by the chairman of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention upon the request of the Commission on Countering the Excessive Influence of Persons with Significant Economic or Political Weight in Public Life, and according to amendment 406, the decision on recognition as an oligarch is taken by the NSDC on the basis of the respective recommendation of the Cabinet of Ministers, a member of the NSDC, the National Bank, the Security Service or the Antimonopoly Committee.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on September 23, the Rada adopted a law on oligarchs.





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