Special EU mission launched in Ukrainian parliament for designing approaches to its reform

The European Parliament mission aimed at assessment of the needs of the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) in view of its reform plans to study the way in which the Verkhovna Rada leadership and leaders of the parliamentarian groups and committees view this matter, Pat Cox, the chief of the EU mission, has said.

The European Parliament mission aimed at assessment of the needs of the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) in view of its reform plans to study the way in which the Verkhovna Rada leadership and leaders of the parliamentarian groups and committees view this matter, Pat Cox, the chief of the EU mission, has said.

The European Parliament mission is to study the expectations and visions of the Verkhovna Rada speaker, as well as leaders of all its factions and committees, with regard to transforming the Ukrainian parliament's work, Cox said in a statement for the press after Tuesday's meeting with Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Groysman in Kiev.

Cox plans to request that leaders of Ukrainian parliamentarian groups collaborate with the mission.

During the next few weeks and months, the mission will be considering this matter as a political opportunity, Cox said.

He said he realized that politics is a competition in all parliaments of the world, but in order to achieve its task, his mission needs consensus, not a competition.

The mission's functioning requires silence, Cox also said.

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