A key issue to be
enshrined in the new Constitution is the balance and responsibility of all power
branches: "Balance implies not only rights but also the answerability of three
government branches and a key institution - the President of Ukraine", stressed
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Monday, April 6, at a meeting of
the Constitutional Commission.
Among the main
principles of the new Constitution the Prime Minister also singled out an
independent judiciary system: "This is the basis for a legal state".
According to him, the
Constitution should also envisage decentralization – “granting additional
rights, powers and responsibilities to local communities".
He called Poland exemplary
for the reforms: "It has become one of the core countries of the European
Union, not only due to the economic reforms, similar to those carried out today
in Ukraine, but also due to a broad political reform called to amend the
Constitution, the state government and state administration system".