Requirements for сombating ludomania, OECD office to open in Kyiv

Requirements for Combating Pronounced Gambling Addiction (ludomania) have been approved

On 22 February 2023, the decision of the Commission for Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries (CRGL) entered into force, establishing the Requirements for combating pronounced gambling addiction (ludomania).

These Requirements, inter alia, determine the basic conditions that must be met by gambling organizers when taking measures to prevent and combat pronounced gambling addiction.

From now on, gambling organizers have to:

  • adhere to the Responsible Gambling Principles;
  • restrict a person’s participation in gambling by entering such a person to Register of persons who are restricted from accessing gambling establishments and/or participating in gambling;
  • place informational materials on gambling addiction in places where gambling is organized and held, freely accessible to players and visitors;
  • provide players with information about the activities of health care facilities and/or medical professionals who treat such addiction.

Also, on 22.02.2023, the decision of CRGL No. 453 dated 19.12.2022 entered into force, determining the procedure for conducting inspections of gambling equipment by inspection bodies for the purpose of assessing and determining the compliance of gambling equipment with the technical requirements for such equipment, which are established, in particular, by the Law of Ukraine “On State Regulation Of Activities In The Organization And Conduct Of Gambling”.

Thus, the decision determined:

  • the procedure for inspecting gambling equipment;
  • requirements for the inspection body, rights and duties of authorized persons (inspectors) of the inspection body when conducting such an inspection;
  • rights and obligations of gambling organizers during performing of such an inspection;
  • requirements for registration of the results of inspection of gambling equipment and informing the authorized body about the results of the inspection.

Criteria for Determining Enterprises as Important for the National Economy in the Field of Agriculture in a Special Period have been Approved

On 24 February 2023, the <rel=”nofollow” a href=””>order of Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine No. 223 dated 21.02.2023 entered into force, approving the Criteria for determining enterprises, institutions and organizations as important for the national economy in the field of agriculture in a special period.

Thus, the determination of enterprises that are important for the national economy in the field of agriculture in a special period should be carried out according to the following criteria:

  1. enterprises that cultivate agricultural land on an area of at least 1,000 hectares, or have at least 50 insured employees;
  2. enterprises whose main activity as of 1 January 2022 correspond to the activities specified in the Order.

The New Law “On Collective Agreements and Contracts” was Adopted

On 23 February 2023, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law “On Collective Agreements and Contracts”.

According to the statement on the website of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, this Law is aimed at the europeanization of national legislation and the modernization of regulation in the field of labor relations.

Inter alia, the document envisages the expansion of the subject composition of the parties to collective negotiations, which will make it possible to involve the newly created trade unions in the social dialogue.


  • at the sectoral level, non-representative representatives who conclude sectoral agreements of limited effect will be able to participate in collective negotiations;
  • at the level of an enterprise, institution or organization, all employees and employers, including natural persons, will have the right to conclude a collective agreement without exception.

Currently, the Law is pending on the signature of the President of Ukraine.

The Office of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development will open in Kyiv

According to the statement of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, the official office of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development will open in Kyiv on 1 March 2023.

Let us please remind you that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an international organization created and functioning on the basis of the European Union, whose activities are aimed at strengthening and increasing the efficiency of the economies of member states, improving socio-economic conditions and the employment situation, ensuring economic growth countries.

Thus, according to the statement of the Prime Minister, the opening of the OECD office in Kyiv will make it possible to coordinate the joint work of Ukraine and the EU in the field of reconstruction and recovery of Ukraine, while simultaneously improving the implementation of OECD tools, standards and recommendations in Ukraine, which will help to become a full member of the organization.

russia’s Membership in the FATF has been Suspended

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has indefinitely suspended the membership of the russian federation.

This is stated in the official notification on the FATF website from 22-24 February 2023, where, in addition to the mentioned above, the aggressive war of the russian federation against Ukraine is strongly condemned.