Prime Minister of
Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting with the Ambassadors of the G7
countries underlined the determination of the Government in carrying out reforms
like to emphasize that the Government is steadfast in its efforts to carry out reforms
and changes. We'll follow this way," stated Volodymyr Groysman at a common
with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko meeting with the G7 Ambassadors on
Groysman underlined that the main guidelines for the Government’s work is carrying
out internal reforms, implementing the tasks provided by the Ukraine –EU Association
Agreement, as well as cooperation with the International Monetary Fund.
Minister has noted that the Government is finalizing the preparation of an
operational plan of its work for the coming year, which will be based in
particular on the Reform Strategy 2020, the Association Agreement between
Ukraine and the European Union, memorandum of cooperation with the
International Monetary Fund.
Groysman underlined that the Government attaches particular importance to the
issue of international cooperation, European and Euro-Atlantic integration. To
this end, the Government appointed a special Vice Prime Minister, responsible
for this direction.
Among the priorities of the Government the
Prime Minister also called civil service reform, including governance, as well
as the issue of decentralization. He
emphasized that the sphere of state property management, quality of management of
state-owned enterprises and privatization need "professional approaches".
In addition, Volodymyr
Groysman called improvement of the system of public procurement one of the
priorities of the Government. "We
want to make public finances more transparent," he said.
According to the
Prime Minister, tax reform remains the focus of the Government’s policy. In
this regard the Cabinet takes into account the need to ensure the
sustainability of the tax system and tax administration efficiency, he said. "The
system should be transparent, clear, stable," pointed out Volodymyr
Minister advocated further reforming of the judicial and law enforcement systems.
this context, the Prime Minister called strengthening the fight against
corruption "in many areas" to be the question №1. As an example, he
cited the situation with the import of medicines and their prices on the
Ukrainian market. According
to him, the Government has taken steps to change the situation in this area,
which, in particular, facilitate access of foreign medicines to the Ukrainian
is an example of how the system was regulated and the way it should be changed,"
example, the Prime Minister cited the situation at Ukrainian customs, noting
that the Government is also taking concrete steps to address it. "These
are those areas that need surgical intervention," noted the Prime
According to Volodymyr
Groysman, the Government intends to take a decision aimed at ensuring public
and transparent privatization. "Our
task is to create such a system of privatization that would inspire the trust to
investors and confidence of the citizens of Ukraine," he emphasized. The
Prime Minister said that the Government is preparing proposals for public
privatization of a range of state-owned enterprises, noting that the number one
in this list is Odesa Port Plant.
the decision to establish a single gas price, the Prime Minister stressed that
the Government "destroyed the basis for corruption." Volodymyr
Groysman stressed that at the same time the Cabinet of Ministers creates
appropriate "social compensators" for vulnerable social groups. Moreover,
under this decision, the Government is taking steps for the development of
domestic gas production and energy efficiency, noted the Prime Minister.
Groysman said that on its path of reforms the Government counts on the support
of the G7 countries.