The Regional Council has decided to appeal to the Parliament of Ukraine on the awarding of Yelizaveta Birov, chief physician of the regional children’s hospital in Mukachevo, deputy of the Regional Council of two convocations, member of the Standing Committee of the Regional Council for Health with a Diploma of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for her outstanding contribution to the development of local government, active social and political activity and professionalism. The decision was taken by 70 deputies of the regional council, the press service of the Council informed.
The head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Vasyl Hubal met with Karen Benedict Skipper and John Michael Landry – long-term observers from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights on the early election of deputies of Ukraine that will take place on October 26, 2014.
According to the press service of the administration, Vasyl Hubal clearly outlined principles: firstly, the regional government should not interfere in the process unless there are violations that require their response within the authority. The head of the region said: “We consider any use of administrative resources impossible.” Thirdly, the election must be transparent. Here, the head of the region believes, the role of all observers, as well as election commission members is very important, and it is hoped that only experienced and, most importantly, responsible people will work there. For now, Vasyl Hubal said, there have been no significant complaints about the electoral process in the region – no gross violations of electoral legislation that would put into question the legitimacy of the elections have occured.
“As to the actual election process, in my opinion, the problem is that there is very few time for preparation” – Vasyl Hubal said. Mrs. Skipper and Mr. Landry, in turn, said that they were preparing several reports on the election process in the region. Mr. John Michael said that he was pleased to work in Transcarpathia – a relatively quiet region, as he had had a difficult experience during previous missions in Kharkiv. The observer expects the westernmost region to have the image of the most European one, and elections to be held in accordance with the laws of Ukraine and international standards. The “messengers” of the OSCE also stressed: “We are just observers, we are not election police”, implying that their primary objective is to record violations rather than to eliminate them. In turn, the head of the RSA asked to report all problems that may arise before the election so that the regional state administration could influence – of course, within the limits of their powers.
“We are refreshing the team that will be implementing the reforms of the President of Ukraine.We have asked the heads of district state administrations and district councils to hold joint meetings to address community problems.
The head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Vasyl Hubal at the press conference said that he supported decentralization.
The management of the region asked the head of the Regional Forestry and Hunting Department Igor Fizyk to resign and leave the territory of Transcarpathia until Friday. “The forestry industry is in a mess.
The further fate of the “reconstruction” of Narodna Square should be decided by the community of Uzhgorod, – the head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Vasyl Hubal believes. “It is the regional center residents, artists, historians, architects who should tell the government how Narodna Square should look like” – the head of the region said.
The head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Vasyl Hubal announced appointments in the administration.
The head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Vasyl Hubal said that it was proposed to dismiss the director general of the “Tisa 1” public television channel Vitaliy Meshcheriakov.
The head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration, who has just been presented at the session of the regional council, initiated and asked deputies to support two very topical appeals.
The official presentation of the head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Vasyl Hubal took place without pathos and unnecessary officialdom. Opening the session of Regional Council, the Chairman Ivan Baloha read the Decree of the President Poroshenko on the appointment of the new head of the region. Then Vasyl Hubal spoke to the deputies.