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Decisions on pension, educational and medical reforms to be taken in September, assures Volodymyr Groysman
16.07.2017 | 21:20

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in synergy with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine ought to take final decisions in September, which will enable the country to launch a large-scale implementation of three key reforms initiated by the Government, namely, educational, medical and pension reforms. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on air of TV channel "112.UA".

He recalled that it had been possible to make radical transformations due to the work of the previous and current Governments that managed to restore economic growth, to raise minimum wages, to kick off a large-scale construction of roads, to change the procurement system, to develop a number of industrial development programs and to put into practice the reform of the civil service.

We need to bring the process of implementation of three reforms (educational, pension and medical) to a logical conclusion, thus the support of the Parliament is of critical importance. I am ready to be personally responsible for the practical implementation (reforms), stressed Volodymyr Groysman.

The Head of Government thanked MPS for the unanimous vote as basis of the bill on pension reform, which stipulates for an increase of pensions. This is a victory of common sense over populism. Currently, the deficit of the (pension) system is 5.5 billion dollars, while 80% of retirees live below the poverty line. So my task is to ensure a decent standard of living for those people, emphasized the Prime Minister.

Volodymyr Groysman reminded that a package of draft bills on pension reform allows to raise systematically retirement payments to 9 million pensioners from 1 October, with further automatic updating and, moreover to increase pensions for military serviceman. We reinstate a respect for working persons. I urge lawmakers to uphold decisions in September, underlined the Prime Minister.

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