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Volodymyr Groysman at the Conference in London: Initiated reforms are aimed at achieving significant results
06.07.2017 | 15:19

Over the past several years Ukraine has been delivering reforms, which are aimed at achieving tangible results, emphasized Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in the course of the Ukraine Reform Conference. This is a key event in the framework of the Prime Ministers official visit to Great Britain.

We need reforms for the sake of result, not just a process. Thus, I can cite two examples: one is a privatization. On the one hand, we understand that privatization opens up new opportunities in terms of leveraging investments and economic development, on the other hand we have to create a favorable business environment seek to receive these investments. To this end we need legislation, which we have already considered and submitted to the Parliament. There will be a new system of a transparent as well as a competitive privatization. There is a fine point: until we make changes in judicial reform, English law will apply to the entire privatization process. This is a great protection. The second one is a corruption. Until 2014 there was no legislation on public sector. The power was centralized and it was a burden to the country. What did the Government, the Parliament, the President? We have started decentralization - delegation of power for local governance. We have elaborated a new legislation that came into force. Moreover, all registries were opened, a system of electronic asset declarations for civil servants was launched, a deregulation was kicked off. We have created the anti-corruption infrastructure in the country, namely Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. But the weak point is the system of courts. Thereby, in the queue - the creation of an anti-corruption court of justice. It is of critical importance - independent one, highlighted the Prime Minister.

The Head of Government recalled that apart from the said reforms, other reforms - pension, education and medical are being discussed now. It is vital to complete transformations despite unprecedented threats and challenges. We have to demonstrate leadership, unity and success. We stay the course in achieving result. We have to live a full-fledged life, for this there is absolutely everything. Everyone pledges readiness to work literally 24 hours a day, underscored Volodymyr Groysman.

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