budget for 2017 should not be a budget for living but such a financial
document, which will enable the development of national economy and facilitate
to change the situation within the country. The Prime Minister of Ukraine
Volodymyr Groysman stressed during a meeting with regional media titled “Budget
initiatives of the Government for 2017: first honest budget of independent
Ukraine" on Monday.
that the Budget was submitted on time, and there is an opportunity for a few
months, as is provided for by the procedure, to hold a discussion, these are
factors enabling us to consolidate efforts on the adoption of the fair budget, not
the populist budget, as it’s real, which will afford us to change the situation
within the country. Moreover, this Budget should not be a budget for living but
it should be a budget enabling to trigger development of the national economy. Hence,
it is vital for us to form our resources or our expenses directly from what we
can direct to the budget", emphasized Volodymyr Groysman.
Minister noted that the Government had submitted the draft Budget for 2017 to
the Parliament, in line with the procedure, on September 15. The draft document
is honest, expenditures are in balance with real revenues, he said.
want a substantive discussion, we want place for argument, we want everyone to
clearly understand what are the priorities in 2017 Budget, what tasks we have
set, what challenges we are facing, what we desire to change using such a tool as
public finance, public budget," he stressed.
Budget was immediately criticized, added Volodymyr Groysman and urged to engage
in open discussion.