Parliament approved the Law of Ukraine “On Ratification of the Additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of the local government,” which greatly hastened the process of local government reform in the country. This September 2nd press service of the Ministry of Regional Development.
“By ratifying the document, Ukraine undertakes to create the conditions for empowering citizens to participate in decision-making bodies of local self-government and to ensure the development of local democracy. Territorial community members can more effectively monitor the activities of local authorities, analyze its effectiveness, influence government through participation in local referendums. adoption of this law – another step in the realization of the Concept of local government reform, which was approved by the Government, “- said Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman.
According to him, the participation of citizens in the conduct of public affairs by local authorities is important to maintain the legitimacy of decisions and establishing transparency and openness of local government and improve its accountability. It is for this model is local government in Europe, providing everyone the opportunity to take up the issues of the community.
Note: Additional Protocol to the Charter shall be open for signature by the member States signatories to the Charter. It is subject to ratification, acceptance or approval. Of the Council of Europe may not ratify, accept or approve this Protocol without previously or simultaneously ratified, accepted or approved the entire Charter. Ukraine in 1997 ratified the European Charter of Local Self-Government, which is part of national law. October 20, 2011 in the city. Strasbourg Ukraine signed the Additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of the local government, ordained November 16, 2009 in the city. Utrecht.