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Zelensky signs law to improve provision of electronic public services

KYIV. Oct 13 (Interfax-Ukraine) – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the law on amendments to certain laws of Ukraine concerning improving the provision of public (electronic public) services," which the Verkhovna Rada adopted on September 22, 2021.

According to the President’s Office of Ukraine, the document introduces changes to the definition of the providing electronic public services principle by default.

"In particular, the law determines that such a principle cannot be applied to public registration of rights to real estate, encumbrances of such rights; acts of civil status of citizens; legal entities, their symbols (in cases provided for by law), public formations that do not have the status legal entity and individual entrepreneurs," the office said.

The principle also does not apply to public registration of religious organizations and their structural subdivisions; all-Ukrainian trade unions, their associations; all-Ukrainian associations of employers’ organizations; separate subdivisions of foreign non-governmental organizations, representative offices, branches of foreign charitable organizations, symbols of public formations, print media and news agencies.

"The law stipulates that the list of cases in which the subject of the provision of electronic public services can provide electronic public services by default is established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine," the office said.