Oleksandr Korniienko, the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, took part in a meeting in the Strasbourg format on the peculiarities of legal regulation of local executive authorities and local self-government bodies, which took place on 14 October in Lviv.

“It is very crucial and important that this is a continuation and development of our High Level Dialogue held last year in Strasbourg,” said the First Vice-Speaker, noting that then, together with colleagues from the Council of Europe and representatives of all political forces of the Parliament of Ukraine, they reached an understanding that there are some issues and subjects of discussion that should be considered separately. 

“Implementation of administrative supervision in the context of local self-government is really important for the public administration reform – due to careful supervision, it is possible to achieve the highest quality indicators of local representatives’ work,” said Oleksandr Korniienko.

He also emphasised that it is not only about the state monitoring compliance with the law, but also about cooperation with local self-government in terms of the pace and quality of work. “At the same time, we will eventually see quality services that our citizens are satisfied with,” the First Vice Speaker said.

In addition, the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine said that the Action Plan “Resilience, Recovery and Rebuilding” and the Programme “Strengthening Good Democratic Governance and Resilience in Ukraine” are important directions for Ukraine, when the full-scale aggression of the russian federation has been going on for almost 600 days. “The authorities at all levels and directions have repeatedly proved that the issue of resilience has been resolved for the country,” he stressed.

In conclusion, Oleksandr Korniienko expressed his gratitude to the Council of Europe for its participation, expertise and all the opportunities provided to Ukraine.

For reference. In support of the decentralisation reform process, the Council of Europe Centre of Expertise for Good Governance organised a high-level meeting in Lviv within the framework of the Programme “Strengthening Good Democratic Governance and Resilience in Ukraine”.

The event was a follow-up to the High-Level Dialogue “Good Democratic Governance in Ukraine: Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward in the Post-War Period”, which took place in November 2022 in Strasbourg, and the High-Level Roundtable on Good Democratic Governance co-chaired by the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Korniienko and Director of the Directorate-General for Human Dignity, Equality and Governance of the Council of Europe Claudia Luciani.

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