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Ukrainian parliament approves law on cancelling parliamentary privilege

February 28, 2014, 15:01 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, February 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine's parliament has adopted a law on cancelling parliamentary privilege.

A total of 301 deputies (226 votes were required) have voted for the law.

The parliament cancelled a rule, which guarantees material aid at the amount of rates of wages or uplifts. The law abolishes privileges, which guarantee material aid at the level of 50 percent of wages, including uplifts, at the pension age with 25 years for men and 20 years for women of service.

The law also cancels rules under which deputies are paid 12 monthly salaries from the budget. Deputies, who retire, are deprived of the right on free travel on the territory of the republic.

The parliament refuses to pay material aid to deputies’ health improvement in the amount of double wages. The parliament also approves limits due to be paid to each deputy for travelling on the territory of Ukraine.

The law cancels an article that gives deputies and accompanying persons the right to priority accommodation at hotels. Deputies are deprived of the right to free use at VIP airports, railways and automobile parking.

A list of deputies, who receive compensations on housing and hotel accommodation rent, will be placed on the Verkhovna Rada website and made public in the news paper “Golos Ukrainy” (Voice of Ukraine).

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