As to Tkachenko, Law on audiovisual services can be adopted by the end of 2019
Oleksandr Tkachenko, newly elected MP from “Servant of the People” party, said that the bill on audiovisual services could be adopted by the end of 2019 or early 2020. He said it in an interview with “Detector Media”. “It (the audiovisual bill. - DM ) is not simple, comprehensive, with great implications for the industry.Undeniably, discussion that started some time ago should be resumed, as the industry had questions about this bill. <…> That needs to be talked about, but I expect that the present Verkhovna Rada will have opportunities to be more efficient. The law can be passed by the end of this year or early next year. But first, we need to form the strategy, scope, (…) and only then hurry up to propose the law, ”said Oleksandr Tkachenko. It should be noted that the law on audiovisual services is one of Ukraine's obligations to the EU. The Ukrainian government has committed itself to bring Ukrainian legislation into compliance with European law within the period of two years since September 2017. Similarly, the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement provides for the implementation of the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive within two years of the ratification of the agreement. That is, the Law on Audiovisual Services is to be adopted by Ukraine by September 1, 2019. We will remind that on June 20 then the deputy head of the Presidential administration Kyrylo Tymoshenko told that the presidential team was elaborating a package of media industry bills. Mykyta Poturaev added they plan to introduce there developments from new version of the law on television and radio broadcasting (the bill on audiovisual services). On July 5, the newly elected MP from “Servant of the People”, journalist for “1+1” TV channel Serghiy Shvets told that the Committee for Information and Humanitarian Policy, which is to be formed in the Verkhovna Rada of the ninth legislature, will make public its schedules its agenda in a few days after the parliament starts working. This committee could be headed by MP from "Servant of the People", former CEO of the media holding "1+1 media" and TV channel "1+1" Oleksander Tkachenko. The newly elected MP from “Servant of the People”, Mykyta Poturayev, informed inyerviewed by Detektor Media that the newly formed Committee on Information and Humanitarian Policy, is to consider the bill on audiovisual services among the first ones.
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