The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the President and the Parliament
must embark on reforming the country and create good climate for the life of
Ukrainian citizens. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman during the meeting of the National Reform Council on Tuesday, April
"The most important thing we should do is to create
jointly with the President, the Parliament, MPs and
all parliamentary parties the proper environment to ensure decent life of
Ukrainian citizens", said Volodymyr Groysman.
"It's one thing to have plans for reforms, and another
thing - to implement them. We aim at joint implementation of the plans, at
achievement real results, which is crucial", stressed the Prime Minister.
The Head of Government noted that the current agenda of
reforms much needed for the country was quite profound: "In fact, it is vital
to upgrade almost all aspects of life". The reforms should focus on the
needs of the people and be implemented through constant feedback, in order to
explain the actions of the authorities, he urged.
In particular, it is necessary to retrofit the education and
healthcare domains, to enact change in the public service. "All of us want
to have professional doctors, to have educators, the military, an official who realizes
challenges and is capable of performing his functions properly", said the
Moreover, the agenda includes the continuation of power
decentralization, the revival of economy, addressing employment issues and
carrying out deregulation.
In addition, it is necessary to launch an internal reform of
the Cabinet of Ministers. Volodymyr Groysman noted that a lot had been done in
this direction, in particular the introduction of electronic document
circulation, however, "we must not stop, we need to introduce and complete
a number of novelties". "The path which is paved by us from an idea
to the creation of legal framework should not be applied in here - it could
last for months", stressed the Head of Government.
Volodymyr Groysman noted that the Government would take all
decisions fast within the scope of their authority. However, the Cabinet needs
the support of Parliament. According to him, the collaboration of Government
with the President, the Parliament and its relevant committees plays a peculiar
role from the point of view of development and adoption of effective solutions.
"We should preferably elaborate decisions not in law
titles - and these tasks are also set in front of our colleagues – but should develop
together the mechanisms to resolve various issues, and aftermath to describe
these in the laws. This should be a joint product of the Parliament, and
certainly of the Government officials," he accentuated.
Besides, it is crucial to maintain collaboration with the
expert community and civil society in the process of development of necessary
decisions, highlighted the Head of Government. "[Such collaboration] is
the key to success in any transformations," he noted.
The Prime Minister reminded that the next day, April 20, the
first session of the new Cabinet of Ministers would be held. "I am
convinced that the commitment we have taken in Parliament – throughout 30 days
to make an operational plan for the implementation of reforms - we will jointly
present to the Reforms Council and adopt a decision with clear distribution of
responsibility, at that it is crucial to determine deadlines as well," he
The Head of Government emphasized that the Cabinet of
Ministers remained committed to the European integration course and further
cooperation with the International Monetary Fund. "First of all, it is vital
for Ukraine and the Ukrainian citizens. These reforms and changes will allow
our country to be strong, and the most important thing is that citizens will
feel it," he said, adding that on this way it would be impossible to
escape certain painful experience.