The Verkhovna Rada Committee suggests extending the land moratorium

Комитет ВР предлагает продлить земельный мораторий

The deputies intend to again extend the moratorium on land sales

In Parliament introduced 13 bills prohibiting the sale of agricultural land.

The Verkhovna Rada Committee on agrarian policy signed a bill extending the land moratorium for a year. On Wednesday, 12 December, said the Deputy head of the Committee Oleksandr Bakumenko, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

“In Parliament introduced 13 bills on the moratorium. One of them was signed by the members of the agricultural Committee, he extends the moratorium for one year to remove all the political insinuations in the draft law on turnover of agricultural land”, – said Bakumenko.

According to the Deputy, the prior version of the bill will be ready before the end of March, then to the discussion document invited participants of the land market.

“When we receive a response from market participants, we again will consider and register the bill in Parliament. I hope that in 2020, the next Parliament will pass this bill,” concluded Bakumenko.

He also added that on December 20 the Parliament may consider two land bill.

“I hope that next Thursday we will make the hall of anti-raider bill (No. 8121) and the bill on the transfer of land of territorial communities, as well as the draft law on the strategy of development of agriculture of Ukraine for the nearest future”, – explained the Deputy.

We will remind, on may 22 the European court of human rights ruled that the ban in Ukraine on the purchase and sale of agricultural land violates the European Convention on human rights. The government must take legislative measures to repeal the moratorium.

On 2 November it became known that the constitutional court of Ukraine refused to consider the idea of a group of MPs on lifting the ban on the sale of agricultural land.

Also, the media reported that the government has instructed to expedite the lifting of the moratorium on land. Relevant agencies must submit the relevant bill to the Cabinet before year-end.


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