According to the latest sociological survey of one of the most well-known sociological groups in Ukraine “Rating” – 73 percent of Ukrainians are strongly against land market introduction, and 81 percent oppose permitting foreigners to buy land in Ukraine, while only 13 percent support this idea. 58 percent of respondents believe that farmland should be state-owned, similar to in Israel or Canada. In light of this, we have compiled the following commentaries, from experts and civil society activists, to elucidate the issue.
In the video message of November 11, Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that the draft Law on the Land Reform would be amended for “only Ukrainian citizens and Ukrainian companies founded exclusively by Ukrainian citizens will have the right to sell and buy land. Foreigners and companies founded by foreigners would get the right to buy Ukrainian land only if “the people of Ukraine give their consent at an all-Ukrainian referendum”. On 13 November 2019, the Parliament of Ukraine voted for the draft Law №2178-10, which did not consider the rules suggested by the President.
In light of this, we have compiled the following commentaries, from experts and civil society activists, to elucidate the issue.
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