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PM urges Parliament together with Government and President to bear the political responsibility for complex, but effective reforms
03.07.2015 | 14:44
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

"I call on the Parliament together with the Government and the President to carry further the whole political responsibility for proper, complex, but effective reforms in the country," Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed at a meeting of the MES on Friday, 3 July.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded the yesterday’s adopted by the Parliament law on the restructuring of foreign currency loans, "I respect the Ukrainian Parliament, because it has been elected by the will of the people of Ukraine. But I am convinced that the Ukrainian Parliament must respect the country."

"There are a lot of "interesting" ideas. You can equate the hryvnia to the dollar. You can equal a kilogram of fat to a kilogram of gold. You can also perform a couple of interesting reforms. For example, immediately after kindergarten the children can be retired. It will be quite popular. Or you can exempt everyone from taxes, and from going to work and make the state support everyone. There will be applause before the local elections – frankly, I don’t know who will applaud to whom," he said.

He cited as an example the experience of Georgia - "how the Parliament, Government and President operated there in carrying out reforms": "Of course, there were discussions. But everything submitted by the Government was voted immediately."

However, in Ukraine, he said, only 30% of government bills have been voted, "70% remained somewhere in the offices of the Parliament, while all populist things, in particular before municipal elections, are accepted with enthusiasm."

"I hope that we will hold a serious conversation within the coalition with the President, with all members of the Government, with the whole pro-European coalition. And we will carry out reforms together, realizing that this is the political responsibility for the fate of the country, but not the political ratings of any party," Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized.

 

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