Rada speaker advocates stepping up Rada's overseeing function in anti-corruption, security areas
Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy at a meeting with British Ambassador to Ukraine Judith Gough has pointed out the importance of stepping up the overseeing function of the Ukrainian parliament.
The press service of the Verkhovna Rada reported on November 18 Parubiy said at the meeting that relations between the two countries after the Brexit referendum have even improved.
The ambassador said that cooperation at the parliaments' level should be expanded. It would help to increase the institutional abilities of the parliaments and exchange of experience, she said.
Parubiy said that one of the elements of the concept to reform the parliament is the attraction of new young people to administration.
He said that it is important to step up the overseeing function of the parliament.
"The passed bills must start working and are implemented by the executive power agencies. This overseeing function should cover the anti-corruption, security and defense areas. We have started making steps towards civil control over spending in the area," he said.
Parubiy informed Gough on the security and responsibility act to be signed by the coalition factions and opposition as a form of accordance. He expressed hope that most factions and lawmakers' groups would sign the document to give a signal of stability to society.