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PM assures that Gov't does not propose a rise of the retirement age, changes in the calculation of pensions and scholarships
22.12.2014 | 17:00
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU

The package of tax, budget and social legislation of the Cabinet of Ministers, which the Government is to submit to the Parliament, doesn’t envisage at this stage a raise of the retirement age, changes in calculating pensions for special categories of employees and retirees, as well as scholarships. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated this at a meeting of Monday, December 22.

He has informed that the Government submits to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine a reform package, "which is to be voted by the parliamentary coalition."

"Over the past two weeks we have been working with all coalition members on developments of a number of tax and budget laws, social laws that should be adopted in the Parliament. Some suggestions have been included. Some proposals will be considered at the Parliament, during the consideration of these laws we will react adequately and accept or reject certain proposals," the Prime Minister emphasized.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk has underlined the need to "dispel some myths that for a quite long time are being discussed in Ukrainian society."

The Prime Minister has said that at this stage the Government does not propose an increase of the retirement age, as well as changes in calculating pensions for special categories of pensioners: "On taxation or prohibition of pensions for working pensioners - the current system for working pensioners also remains the same."

On scholarships for students of Ukrainian universities, he said: "Scholarships remain the same."

"Why do I say "at this stage"? Because I hope that the reform package that will be adopted by the Parliament, will enable Ukraine to receive additional income to the State budget and cover incredible social expenses of the current Ukrainian budget," Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed.

 

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