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1. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

1.1. The European Party of Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as the Party) is a political party which operates as the voluntary association of citizens in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine, Law of Ukraine «About Political Parties in Ukraine», legislature of Ukraine, the Party Program and this Regulation.
1.2. The Party operates on the principles of voluntary, equality of rights and mutual respect of its members, collective nature of guidance, observance of the party discipline and democracy, self-government, legality and publicity.
1.3. The Party is a non-profit organization and acquires status of legal entity since its state registration in the order set by law, has a seal with its own name, stamps, forms, has a separate balance, bank accounts, including a foreign currency account, party symbolism and all essential elements and necessary standards in accordance with this Regulation. The Party can have party symbolism, a party hymn, a flag, identification sign, motto. The Symbolism of the Party is a subject of state registration by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in the order determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
1.4. The territory of its function is the whole territory of Ukraine.
1.5. The Central headquarters of the Party are situated in the city of Kyiv.
1.6. Full name: Political party „The European Party of Ukraine”.
Short name: „ The European Party of Ukraine”.

2. OBJECTIVES AND GOALS OF ТНЕ ACTIVITIES

2.1. The primary objective of the Party is participation in the development of free, democratic, legal and just society in Ukraine and assistance in integration of Ukraine to the European Union.
2.2. The main tasks of the Party are:
– provision of high public, social and economic standards of life for the citizens of Ukraine;
– participation in formation of the bodies of state power, local self-government and representative office for the realization of the Party’s Program.
2.3. With the purpose of realization of the Party’s Program and implementation of its tasks due to the Regulation the Party operates without any conflict with the legislation of Ukraine and carries out the following activities:
– taking part in social and political activities, conducting political and public events;
– aiming at assertion and ensurance in Ukraine human rights and freedoms determined by the Constitution of Ukraine;
– taking part in the elections of the President of Ukraine, People’s Deputies of Ukraine, Deputies of the Supreme Soviet of Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local councils, city, town and village chairmen, in the organization of All-Ukrainian and local referendums;
– forming political, electoral and parliamentary coalitions and blocks or joining them;
– making suggestions to the bodies of state power and local self-government and obtaining from them information, necessary for realization of the goals and tasks;
– taking part in the discussion of the actions and decisions of bodies of power, giving an estimation of these decisions and acting through state and other mass – media with this purpose;
– establishment of its own mass – media in accordance with legislation;
– conducting public-political events directed on implementation of the Party tasks due to the Regulation;
– establishing and supporting relations and co-operation with political parties, public organizations, other voluntarily associations of citizens, activities of which do not conflict with the Regulation tasks, programmatic goals and principles of the Party;
– establishing and supporting cooperation with political parties, public organizations of other states, international and intergovernmental organizations, making agreements about cooperation and carrying out other activities.

3. STRUCTURE OF THE PARTY

3.1. The structure of the Party is built up in the following manner: the primary sections of the Party; the territorial organizations of the Party; the regional organizations of the Party; the rural, town and city organizations of the Party which operate in accordance with points 3.1.3, 3.1.4. of the given Regulation.
3.1.1. Organizations which are formed and operate within the limits of area belong to the regional organizations of the Party, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol.
3.1.2. Organizations which are formed and operate within the limits of district belong to the territorial organizations of the Party, cities of regional (republican in Autonomous Republic of Crimea) status without district division or the district in a city.
3.1.3. In rural community, town, district city, a village, town, city where there are several primary sections of the Party the organization is established being formed of these sections.
3.1.4. In the city of regional (republican in Autonomous Republic of Crimea) status the City organization of the Party is established.
3.2. The regulation bodies of the Party are: the Central Headquarters of the Party; the executive branches of the Party; the control-revision bodies of the Party.
3.2.1. The central headquarters of the Party and headquarters of the territorial organizations constitute headquarters of the Party, due to this Regulation.
3.2.2. The Central executive committee of the Party and executive committees of the territorial organizations of the Party constitute the executive bodies of the Party.
3.2.3. The Central control-revision commission and control-revision commissions of the territorial organizations of the Party constitute the control-revision bodies of the Party.
3.3. Activities of the Party, its organizations and regulation bodies are based on the following organizational principles:
– adherence to the Program and the Regulation of the Party, in particular set by the Regulation the order of accounting, periodicity of election of the headquarters of the organizations of the Party and their public servants;
– adherence to the principles of democracy, collective nature and transparancy during decision making;
– observance the decisions of the headquarters of the Party by all its organizations and divisions;
– obligatory implementation of the decisions of the Central headquarters of Party and headquarters of higher level on programmatic, regulation and electoral questions, being accepted in accordance with Regulation by all organizations of the Party;
– rights for the headquarters of the organizations of the Party of higher level to abolish the decision of headquarters of the organizations of lower level, accepted with violation of the Regulation, and also those of their decisions which do not belong to exceptional jurisdiction of the noted bodies;
– accountibility of the headquarters of Party before the Party or appropriate party organization in the order, determined by this Regulation.

4. MEMBERSHIP IN THE PARTY

4.1. The member of the Party can be a citizen of Ukraine at the age after 18, who in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine has the right to vote, acknowledges and adheres to the Regulation and the Program of the Party, by his/her activities aims at achievement of the goals and realization of the tasks of the Party and is not a member of any other political party.
4.2. The members of the Party cannot be citizens of Ukraine, who are public or official servants in relation to membership in political parties of whom is limited by the Constitution and laws of Ukraine.
4.3. Membership in the Party is fixed being insured by the system of the party membership.
4.4. Membership in the Party is approved by a party card, the standard of which is determined by the Party’s Council.
4.5. Rights and duties of the members of the Party are realized in the order, determined by this Regulation.
4.5.1. The member of the Party has the right:
– to take part in the activities identified by the Regulation of the Party;
– to obtain the defence of his/her rights, honour and dignity on behalf of the Party;
– to offer suggestions to the headquarters of the Party towards the Party activities;
– directly take part in making and realization of the Party policy;
– freely express his/her opinions and discuss all issues of the Party life;
– to offer candidatures, elect and be elected to any electoral body of the Party, and also take part in the management of the Party by other methods in the order, determined by this Regulation;
– to send suggestions to the party bodies concerning the candidatures to the bodies of state power and local self-government of all levels on behalf of the Party;
– to obtain information on behalf of the Party’s activities, in particular on the issues of personal character;
– in case of disagreement with the decision of any body or public servant of the Party to appeal this decision to headquarters or control-revision bodies of the Party;
– to appeal the decision or actions towards individual membership both to the headquarters of the Party of higher level and to the control-revision bodies of the Party;
– to stop membership in the Party on one’s own will;
4.5.2. A member of the Party, elected to its headquarters or control-revision bodies has the right to leave the appropriate body voluntarily on the basis of a written application without the loss of membership in the Party.
4.5.3. Regulation bodies, public servants of the Party within the limits of their plenary powers, determined by this Regulation, are obliged to consider applications, appeals and complaints of the members of the Party not later than within a thirty-days term after their receipt and to give the explainations on them (on the request of an applicant – in a written form).
4.5.4. Every member of the Party is obliged to:
– to adhere to the Regulation and the Program of the Party;
– to promote and spread the ideas and views of the Party;
– to execute the decisions of the headquarters of the Party;
– to take part in the realization of the Regulation tasks and activities of the Party;
– to offer a comprehensive assistance and promote the victory to the Party candidates at the national or local elections ;
– to care about strengthening of influence and authority of the Party;
– to adhere to the norms of moral and ethics;
– in case of being elected a People’s Deputy of Ukraine or a deputy of local council, to join the coalitions and blocks on behalf of the Party;
– to stop membership in the Party on the period of occupying positions which are incompatible with membership in political parties due to the legislation;
– to pay membership fees;
4.6. Membership in the Party is gained through participation in the Establishment Congress of the Party or by joining the Party.
4.6.1. The members of the Party are participants of the Establishment Congress of the Party since its establishment, if they do not fall under the limitations, foreseen in the item 4.2. of this Regulation.
4.6.2. Joining the Party is executed on the basis of the personal presence of the applicant and his/her written application to the primary section of the Party, to the Council of any organization of the Party or the Party Council and written recommendations from two members of the Party. The Decision concerning the acceptance to the Party is made by the meeting of the primary section, or the Council of the appropriate organization of the Party, and becomes legal after its aprovement by the appropriate regional Council of the Party.
The decision concerning the acceptance to the Party, being made by the Council of the regional organization of the Party or the Council of the Party becomes legal from the moment of its registration. The member of Party, who gives a recommendation for joining the Party is politically responsible before the Party for the person, whom he recommends.
4.7. Membership is stopped in the following cases:
– on the voluntary basis;
– as a result of stopping the citizenship of Ukraine;
– as a result of acquisition membership in another political party;
– as a result of refusal in re-registration in the identified term;
– as a result of exception from the Party.

4.7.1. Stopping of membership in the Party on the voluntary basis is executed by appropriate written application to the organization of the Party, where a member of Party is on the list. Membership in the Party is stopped from the date of the application, however not later than the day of registration of such application.
4.7.2. Stopping of membership in the Party as a result of stopping the citizenship of Ukraine or as a result of acquisition of membership in another political party takes a place at the moment of the realization of the appropriate circumstances.
4.7.3. Due to the decision of the central headquarters of the Party re-registration of the members of the Party can be executed in separate regional or territorial organizations. The terms of re-registration are determined by the same decision and cannot be less than three months for regional and one month for territorial organization of the Party.
Re-registration takes place with the personal participation of a member of the Party at the meeting of primary sections or organizations, meetings of councils of organizations. The order of re-registration is determined by the Council of the Party.
The membership in the Party is stopped at the moment of the registration of the statement about re-registration refusal or re-registration process completion.
A person, whose membership in the Party is stopped as a result of not passing the re-registration at the determined date and having respectful reasons has a right to appeal to the Council of the Party about renewal in the Party within three months from the day of completion of the re-registration.
4.7.4. A member of the Party who violated the Regulation or the Program of the Party, can be excluded from Party in the order identified by this Regulation.
4.8. The member of Party appointed on the post or a service incompatible with membership in political parties in accordance with the Constitution and laws of Ukraine stops membership in the Party at the time of staying on the appropriate position or service by presentation of the appropriate written statement to the organization of the Party where he/she is on the list. Membership in Party is stopped from the date, marked in the statement, however not later than the day of registration of the statement.
After the release from the appropriate post or service membership in Party recommences by presentation of a written statement to the organization of the Party where the person was on the list before stopping the membership. Membership in the Party recommences from the registration of such statement. The Party experience is saved to the renewed member of the Party.
4.9. Members of the Party are registered at all structural levels of the Party. The order of registration of the members of the Party is determined by the Council of the Party.
4.10. The members of Party pay membership fees. The amount and order of payment of the membership fees is set by the Council of the Party.
4.11. Encouragements and penalties can be applied to the members of the Party. Only one party penalty for the same violation can be applied to the member of the Party. Plenary powers of the Party headquarters in relation to application of penalties, and also the order of public discussion of misconduct and announcement of reproof is determined by the Council of the Party.
4.11.1 The Council of the Party takes the decision about the exception from the Party on the basis on the basis of the conclusions of the Central control-revision commission which studies all circumstances being presented by the council of the appropriate organization of the Party by no less than two thirds members of the Council of the Party.
The Central Executive Committee of the Party without any delay announces to the person and regional and territorial organizations in which this person was on the list about the decision of the Council of the Party.
4.11.2. The decision about the exception from the Party becomes legal since its acceptance. The decision of the Council of the Party in relation to the exception of the person from the Party is final and cannot be the subject of the subsequent appeal.
4.11.3. The person excluded from the Party can be accepted to the Party again but not earlier than in a year after the exception.
4.11.4. Stopping of membership in the Party has direct consequences of stopping membership in headquarters of the Party to which this person was elected and also the basis for dismissingfrom the posts in executive branches on which this person was appointed.

5. ORGANIZATIONS AND DIVISIONS OF THE PARTY

5.1. Organizations and sections of the Party are formed and operate in accordance with principles, defined by this Regulation.
5.1.1. Organizations of the Party can be formed and operate in every administrative-territorial unit of Ukraine.
5.1.2. Only one organization of the Party of the appropriate level can be formed in a definite administrative-territorial unit of Ukraine and operate on the territory of the given administrative-territorial unit only.
The name of the organization of the Party next to the name of the Party includes a type and the name of the administrative-territorial unit on the territory of which it is formed.
5.1.3. Headquarters for every organization the Party registers and headquarters of all party organizations which are included in it have the ruling bodies of higher level.
5.2. Regional organization of the Party
5.2.1. Regional organization of the Party is formed after the preliminary decision of the Party Council.
5.2.2. Regional organization acquires status of the organization of the Party after approvement of the decision of its Establishing Conference by the Council of the Party and taking it on the list in the Central Executive Committee of the Party.
Due to the decision of the Council of the Party regional organization of the Party is registered in the order set by legislation.
After its registration regional organization of the Party acquires status of legal entity in the order set by legislation.
5.2.3. The regional organization of the Party includes all territorial, rural, town, city organizations which operate on the territory of the appropriate administrative-territorial unit.
5.2.4. Regional organization of the Party keeps the list of all organizations of the Party and primary sections which are included in it.
5.2.5. Regional organization of the Party keeps the list of all members of the primary sections of the Party which are included in it.
5.3. Territorial organization of the Party
5.3.1. The territorial organization of the Party is formed after the preliminary decision of the Council of the appropriate regional organization of the Party.
5.3.2. The territorial organization acquires status of the organization of the Party after approvement of the decision of its Establishing Conference by the Council of the Party and taking it on the list in the Central Executive Committee of the Party.
Due to the decision of the Council of the Party the territorial organization of the Party is registered in the order set by legislation. After its registration the territorial organization of the Party due to the decision of the Council of the Party accepted on the basis of the appeal of the Council of the regional organization of the Party, can acquire status of legal entity in the order set by legislation.
5.3.3. All territorial, primary, rural, settlement, city organizations of the Party (towns of district status) operating on territory of the appropriate administrative-territorial unit form a part of the Party.
5.3.4. The territorial organization of the Party registers all primary sections and organizations of the Party which are a part of it.
5.3.5. The territorial organization of the Party keeps the list of the Party members in primary sections and organizations which are included in it.
5.4. Rural, town, city (towns of district status) organization of the Party.
5.4.1. Rural, town, city (towns of district status) organization of the Party is formed after the preliminary decision of the Council of the appropriate territorial organization of the Party.
5.4.2. Rural, town, city (towns of district status) organization acquires status of organization of the Party after approvement of the decision of its Establishing Conference by the Council of the appropriate regional organization of the Party.
Due to the decision of the Council of the appropriate regional organization of the Party rural, town, city (towns of district status) organization of the Party can be registered in the order set by legislation.

5.5. The City organization of the Party (cities with district division)
5.5.1. The City organization of the Party in the city of regional (republican in Autonomous Republic of Crimea) status with district division is formed after the preliminary decision of the Council of the appropriate regional organization of the Party.
5.5.2. The City organization (cities with district division) acquires status of the organization of the Party after approvement of its Establishing Conference by the Council of the Party and taking it on the list in the Central Executive Committee of the Party.
Due to the decision of the Council of the Party the City organization of the Party is registered in the order set by legislation. After its registration the City organization of the Party (cities with district division) due to the decision of the Council of the Party, accepted on the basis of appeal of the Council of the regional organization of the Party, can acquire status of legal entity in the order set by legislation.

5.6. The Primary section.
5.6.1. A primary section is formed by not less than 5 members of the Party on the voluntary basis after the preliminary decision of the Council of the appropriate territorial organization of the Party and acquires status of primary section of the Party after its acknowledgement and registration by the decision of the Council of the appropriate regional organization of the Party.
5.6.2. The primary section of the Party can legalize its activity in the order set by legislation.

6. REGULATION BODIES AND OFFICIAL PERSONNEL OF THE PARTY’S ORGANIZATIONS

6.1. The Regulation bodies of the organizations of the Party are:
– at the level of regional, territorial, city (cities with district division) organizations of the Party:
· Conference (meeting) of the organization of the Party;
· The Council of the organization of the Party;
· The Executive Committee of the organization of the Party;
· The Control-revision Commission of the organization of the Party;
– at the level of primary section, rural, town, city (cities of district status) organization of the Party:
· Conference (meeting) of the organization of the Party;
· The Council of the organization, primary section of the Party; (in the primary section – if the decision about its formation is accepted by the meeting of the section).
6.2. The official personnel of the Party organizations are:
– at the level of regional, territorial, city (cities with district division) organization of the Party:
· The Chairman of the organization of the Party;
· The First Deputy and Vice-Chairmen of the organization of the Party;
· The Chief of the Executive Committee of the organization of the Party;
· Vice-Chairmen of the Executive Committee of the organization of the Party;
· The Head of the Control-Revision Commission of the organization of the Party;
– at the level of primary section, rural, town, city (cities with district status) organization of the Party:
· Chairman of the organization (section) of the Party;
· Vice-Chairman of the organization (section) of the Party;
6.3. Headquarters and official personnel of the Party primary organizations
6.3.1. The highest ruling body of the primary section of the Party is the Conference.
6.3.2. The Conferences of the primary organizations of the Party are convened:
– on the decision of the Council of the primary organization (in case of its formation);
– on the decision of the Chairman of the primary organization of the Party;
– on the appeal of no less than one third of the Party members who are on the list in the primary organization.
Primary organization conference can be convened also due to the decision of the Council of the organization a part of which is the given primary organization.
6.3.3. Conferences of primary organizations of the Party are convened at a necessity, but not rarer, than once in two months;
6.3.4. Conferences of primary organizations of the Party are legal when more than a half of their members participate in them. The decisions are approved by the majority of the votes.
6.3.5. Conferences of the primary organization of the Party:
– determine directions of the activities of the primary organization;
– elect the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the primary organization for a term no more than two years and make the decision about their dismissal;
– evaluate the report of the Chairman of the primary organization;
– make the decision in relation to the formation of the Council of the primary organization and in the case of its formation elect its members for a term no more than two years;
– make the decision about new membership to the Party;
– have the right to initiate the exception from the Party those members who are on the list in the primary organization;
– elect delegates for the Conference of the territorial organization of the Party, and rural, town, city (cities of district status) organizations of the Party a part of which is the primary organization;
– can offer candidatures for consideration of the Party’s territorial organization Conference for their election to participate in the Conference of the Party of higher level;
– can make suggestions in relation to candidatures to the ruling and control-revision bodies of all Party levels;
– can make suggestions in relation to offering and support of the candidates for local elections.
6.3.6. The current issues of the primary organization activities are decided by the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and the Council of the primary organization (in the case of its formation).

11. Legal Status

11.1 The Party, regional organizations of the Party and, due to the decision of the Party’s Presidium, territorial, city (for the cities with district division) organizations of the Party gain legal status from the time of their state registration in the order defined by the law. 
11.2. The Party, organizations of the Party which obtain legal status have bank accounts, stamps and official forms approved by the Council of the Party. 
11.3. The Party, organizations of the Party which obtain legal status carry independent financial and other responsibility for the economic activity and do not carry civil liability for the obligation of each other and any other legal entities.
11.4. The Party, organizations of the Party having the status of legal entity have their own balance, conduct accounting and other reporting, determined by the legislation, are registered in state bodies and perform all payments due to the legislation. 
11.5. The Party can found mass medias in accordance with the legislation.

The Regional organization of the Party can found mass medias in accordance with legislation and on the consent of the Presidium of the Party.