February 23, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk and members of the Cabinet of Ministers of
Ukraine held a meeting with the Coalition Council and leaders of parliamentary
factions on proposed by the Government amendments to the State Budget, Tax Code
and other legislation developed in pursuance of the agreements between Ukraine
talks with the IMF and within existing negative trends in the economy of
Ukraine, the Finance Ministry has developed a parcel of laws on amendments to
the 2015 State Budget, as well as changes to the tax, customs, pension legislation. This
will reduce the deficit of the national energy company Naftogaz
Ukrainy and the Pension Fund. After
review and approval of these initiatives by the Government, they were submitted
to the Parliament.
In the framework
of the work on the proposed changes, the members of the Government led by the Prime
Minister of Ukraine also held separate meetings with the members of the two
factions within the coalition - "People’s Front" and "Radical
Party of Oleh Liashko."
meetings, the members of the Government expressed the hope that over the next
few days MPs would be able to get acquainted with the proposed changes and
without delay, with the understanding of their responsibility to the people of
Ukraine to adopt them in the near future in order to ensure the earliest possible
consideration by the IMF Board of Directors of the issue on granting a loan for
February 24, the members of the Government will meet with representatives of
other factions of the coalition.