Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has presented a plan of key steps of the
Government in 2016 at an extraordinary session of the Government on Thursday,
According to him, the main priorities of the Government for 2016 is
macroeconomic stabilization, improving the quality of the state administration
and public services, the establishment of the rule of law and combating
corruption, restoration of public safety and creating conditions favorable to
"The top priority that we set ourselves - we must ensure a high
standard of living, but this can be done, no matter who says what, through
absolutely stable economic stabilization and long-term economic growth. We can
build a high-quality, successful country only if we
have a stable, developed and open economy," said Volodymyr
One of the main priorities of the Government is to achieve macroeconomic
Head of the Government has noted that over 25 years of Ukrainian independence no
structural reforms have been conducted. This led to the shadow economy,
corruption, a decline in living standards and competitiveness of the state.
"It is impossible to develop the country when we have the unstable
banking system, when we have the
incomprehensible inflation, when we have the weak, regulated, closed economy,
poor management of state-owned enterprises, the high level of corruption and
low credibility and effectiveness of the judicial system. Our
key task is to ensure macroeconomic stabilization, which shows its capabilities
today, and to ensure macroeconomic growth in the medium term," said the
Prime Minister. According
to him, "having a huge potential, natural resources, properly managed, "Ukraine
is able to reach European standards of living and economic growth.
The Government also will undertake measures to change the quality of governance
so that the authorities could adequately address the challenges and make
professional decisions, noted Volodymyr Groysman. "Ukraine
needs a responsible, public, transparent and professional power," he
Among high priority steps of the Government will also be establishing
the rule of law and curbing corruption. "The threat of corruption is no
less important than that we are facing today from our northern neighbor", said the Prime Minister. The Head of
Government stressed that corruption, a low level of confidence in the judiciary
and low level of the rule of law – all these undermine the credibility of
Ukraine and trust of citizens in the state.
The next core objective for the Cabinet of Ministers is the restoration
of the security of citizens. "We must reassert our independence, we must
regain control over the entire territory of our state and to ensure the safety
of citizens inside country", stressed Volodymyr Groysman.
Apart from that, another main task for the Government is to create favorable conditions for business development. "We
must provide the environment for the business to enable them to grow", he
The Plan of priority measures for the Government has been elaborated
during the month in synergy with the Ministries. The presented document is the
basis for further discussions and will be finally approved on May 26, announced
Volodymyr Groysman. The
document will be discussed with the Verkhovna Rada, the National Reform Council and international partners
to ensure its best efficiency. Moreover, before the end of the year the Cabinet
of Ministers of Ukraine is to prepare a medium-term development strategy for
the State, promised the Prime Minister.
Volodymyr Groysman called on the
expert community, the public and trade unions to engage in the discussion
process and analysis of the Plan of Top Priorities. "It is crucial for us
to have feedback. We plan to finally approve it on 26 May. We urge experts, the
society, trade unions, federations to involve in the fast high-quality
debate", he stressed. “We will be very grateful for your feedback: both
for criticism and suggestions. We understand that we could have done a more
comprehensive document, but it is probably one of a few documents, which is
absolutely real to implement".
The Prime Minister also thanked
all the Ministers for the participation in the preparation of the Plan.
"The most important thing is not just to form a plan, but more significant
is to execute it. The Government of Ukraine is committed to fulfilment of the
objectives of the operational plan of our activities", summed up Volodymyr Groysman.