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LAW OF UKRAINE

of October 7, 2010 No. 2591-VI

About the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

(as amended on 16-10-2012)

This Law according to the Constitution of Ukraine determines the organization, powers and procedure for activities of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in system of public authorities of Ukraine

1. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (the Government of Ukraine) is the supreme body in system of executive bodies.

2. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine performs the executive authority directly and through the ministries, other central executive bodies, Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and local public administrations, directs and coordinates work of these bodies.

3. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is responsible before the President of Ukraine and is under control and accountable to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the limits provided in Articles 85, 87 Constitutions of Ukraine.

Article 2. Main objectives of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

1. Treat the main objectives of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine:

1) ensuring the state sovereignty and economic independence of Ukraine, implementation of domestic and foreign policy of the state, accomplishment of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine, acts of the President of Ukraine;

2) taking measures concerning providing rights and freedoms of man and citizen, creating favorable conditions for free and all-round development of the personality;

3) ensuring carrying out the budget, financial, price, investment, including depreciation, tax, structural and industry policy; politicians in spheres of work and employment of the population, social protection, health care, education, science and culture, conservation, ecological safety and environmental management;

4) development and accomplishment of nation-wide programs of economic, scientific and technical, social, cultural development, environmental protection, and also development, approval and accomplishment of other state target programs;

5) ensuring development and state support of scientific and technical and innovative capacity of the state;

6) providing equal conditions for development of all patterns of ownership; implementation of management of objects of state-owned property according to the law;

7) implementation of actions concerning ensuring defense capability and homeland security of Ukraine, public order, fight against crime, mitigation of consequences of emergency situations;

8) organization and ensuring implementation of foreign economic activity, customs affairs;

9) direction and coordination of work of the ministries, other executive bodies.

10) accomplishment of other functions determined by the Constitution and the laws of Ukraine, acts of the President of Ukraine.

Article 3. Principles of activities of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

1. Activities of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine are based on the principles of supremacy of law, legality, separation of the government, continuity, collective nature, joint liability, openness and transparency.

2. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine performs the executive authority on the basis, within powers and method, provided by the Constitution and the laws of Ukraine.

3. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is collegiate organ. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine makes the decision after discussion of questions at its meetings.

4. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine regularly informs the public through mass media on the activities, involves citizens in decision making process who have important social significance. Adoption by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of the acts containing information with limited access is possible only in the cases determined by the law in connection with ensuring national security and defense of Ukraine. All acts of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine are subject to the obligatory bringing to publicity, except those which contain information with limited access.

Article 4. Legal basis of activities of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

1. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in the activities is guided by the Constitution of Ukraine, this Law, other laws of Ukraine, and also acts of the President of Ukraine.

2. The organization, powers and procedure for activities of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine are determined by the Constitution of Ukraine, it and other laws of Ukraine.

3. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine according to the Constitution of Ukraine, this Law and acts of the President of Ukraine approves Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine which determine procedure for holding cabinet meetings of Ukraine, preparation and decision making, other points of order of its activities.

Article 5. Location of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

1. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is in the capital of Ukraine - the city of Kiev.

Section II. Structure and procedure for forming of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Article 6. Structure of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and status of his members

1. The Prime Minister of Ukraine, the First vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine, three vice-Prime Ministers and ministers of Ukraine are part of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

2. The official structure (quantity and the list of positions) of the newly formed Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is determined by the President of Ukraine by representation of the Prime Minister of Ukraine along with appointment of staff of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine according to the procedure, stipulated in Clause the 9th this Law.

3. Positions of cabinet ministers of Ukraine belong to political positions to which the labor law and the legislation on public service does not extend.

4. The status of cabinet ministers of Ukraine is determined by the Constitution of Ukraine, it and other laws of Ukraine.

Article 7. Requirements to cabinet ministers of Ukraine

1. The citizens of Ukraine having the right to vote, the higher education can be cabinet ministers of Ukraine and know state language. Person having the criminal record which is not extinguished or not removed in the procedure established by the law or on which within the last year administrative punishment for making of corruption offense was imposed cannot be appointed to position of the cabinet minister of Ukraine.

2. Cabinet ministers of Ukraine have no right to combine the office activities with other work, except teaching, scientific and creative in off-duty hours, to be part of governing body or supervising council of the company aiming at profit earning. In case of the circumstances violating requirements concerning incompatibility of position of the cabinet minister of Ukraine with other types of activity, such cabinet minister of Ukraine in twenty-day time from the date of emergence of these circumstances stops such activities or submits the application in person about resignation.

3. In case of submitting for examination to the President of Ukraine of representation concerning position assignment of the cabinet minister of Ukraine of person who is the People's Deputy of Ukraine the application in person of the People's Deputy of Ukraine about early termination by it deputy powers in case of position assignment of the cabinet minister of Ukraine is attached to representation. The question of early termination of powers of the People's Deputy of Ukraine is considered by instantly Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine at its first plenary meeting after appointment as his cabinet minister of Ukraine.

4. Requirements and the restrictions set by the Law of Ukraine "About the principles of prevention and anti-corruption" extend to cabinet ministers of Ukraine.

5. Concerning candidates for positions of cabinet ministers of Ukraine in their written consent special inspection according to the procedure, established by the Law of Ukraine "About the principles of prevention and anti-corruption" is carried out.

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