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Volodymyr Groysman: Restoring order with monopolies is a matter of national security
20.05.2016 | 11:59

The role of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine should be intensified aimed at overcoming monopolies that pose a threat to macroeconomic stability and national security of the country. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced during An Hour of Questions to the Government at the Verkhovna Rada on Friday, May 20.

"We should strengthen the functions of the Antimonopoly Committee in all matters whether it is prices, the monopolies or other things", said Volodymyr Groysman.

"The issue of monopolies is a matter of national security and macroeconomic stability. Unless we put things in order with monopolies and with various preferences, we will have difficult time. Therefore, now this issue is very important," he said.

Answering the question about the possible deal-making between the filling stations in Ukraine and unjustified hikes in fuel prices, Volodymyr Groysman informed that the previous Tuesday First Vice Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv had sent to the Antimonopoly Committee an appeal regarding the verification of this issue.

"We also view that such synchronous activities might be the signs of collusion regarding the regulation of these prices. In a strange way it happens almost synchronously in some petrol stations ", said the Head of Government.

The Prime Minister announced that next week he would hold a working meeting with the leadership of the Antimonopoly Committee to discuss possible legal tools to respond rapidly to such cases.


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