President Petro Poroshenko, offering to enshrine in the Constitution the irreversibility of Ukraine’s course for European and Euro-Atlantic integration, trying to make it election cheat sheet.
This commentary, ГолосUA said political scientist Ruslan Bortnik.
“These changes will have no affect. They are not a millimeter nor bring Ukraine into the EU and NATO. This is an exceptional polittechnologist receptions of the President. Attempt to imitate Ukraine’s accession in the EU and NATO on the background of the obvious failure of foreign policy of Ukraine, which has soured relations with many countries-members of EU and NATO, in particular with Poland, Romania and Hungary. It is an imitation and an attempt to make the Constitution an election cheat sheet. This humiliation of the Constitution, as no single country within the EU and NATO, does not prescribe such things in the Constitution”, – said R. Bortnik.
The analyst stressed that the EU and NATO were repeatedly reminded that Ukraine has no prospects to NATO membership and the EU.
“NATO understands that Ukraine’s accession to the Alliance will cause an escalation of confrontation with Russia”, – said R. Bortnik.
He does not exclude that the Parliament will vote for the amendments to the Constitution in the first reading.
“Find 300 votes in this Parliament for such constitutional amendments would be extremely difficult,” said R. Bortnik.
We will remind, the President Petro Poroshenko proposes to enshrine irreversibility of Ukraine’s course for European and Euro-Atlantic integration in the preamble of the Basic law.
Text of the presidential bill No. 9037 on making relevant amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine published on the website of the Verkhovna Rada.
“The proposed legislative initiative aims at making necessary amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine to implement targeted and pragmatic policy of Ukraine on the acquisition of full membership of Ukraine in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a strategic foreign policy priorities of the state”, – stated in the explanatory Memorandum.
Proposed in the Constitution and European identity of the Ukrainian people.
Article 85 of offer to determine what the authority of the applicable “determination of principles of domestic and foreign policy, the implementation of strategic policy of the state to the attainment of full membership of Ukraine in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization”.
Article 102 is proposed to be supplemented with a provision that “the President of Ukraine is the guarantor of the implementation of the strategic course of the state on the attainment of full membership of Ukraine in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization”.
Article 116 is complemented by a new paragraph according to which the Cabinet of Ministers “provides implementation of strategic policy of the state to the attainment of full membership of Ukraine in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization”.