It is crucial to provide all necessary conditions to ensure
unification of territorial communities in Ukraine. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman declared during the Government session on Thursday.
"We should provide an opportunity for the communities that
want to unite in order to be successful to do it in the shortest possible
time", said Volodymyr Groysman.
"We have today those wishing to prolong the process of
uniting into territorial communities. Hundreds of communities are expecting
such a decision," he said, announcing the consideration by the Cabinet of
Ministers of a question of the allocation of funds for the financing of
elections in such communities.
Minister also noted that the Government preserved comprehensive financial
decentralization in the draft budget for 2017.
like to emphasize that this reform is extremely important, the core one: when
communities are given opportunities, financing, powers for the development of
their own territories - when particular towns, villages, districts, regions
build roads, schools, kindergartens and other infrastructure for themselves.
This is what we did when the process of decentralization was launched",
said Volodymyr Groysman.
The Head of
Government noted that during 2014-2016 the country had had an active phase of
the launch of the reform to devolve power. He noted that he was the initiator
of the reform.
proud that back in 2014 I directly led the process and together with my team started
the reform, which should have been done from the beginning of our independence.
Today we would have had a different level of the economy and weight as a
European state", he said.
Minister reminded that the previous week had marked another "step
forward" in decentralization - a new project launched envisaging a grant of
EUR 10 million from the European Union to be directed to the implementation of the
reform, improving institutional capability and support for other infrastructure