The year of 2017 was
the time of launching fundamental changes in the social sphere - primarily in
education, medicine, the pension system, and the main objective for 2018 is the
introduction of important transformations in the economy. Prime
Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman
said during a meeting with expert community. The
Head of Government initiated a discussion to focus on a road map of the joint
work for 2018 and to define emphases that should become the basis of essential
decisions for the State over the coming months.
The PM reminded
that in March of 2017 a meeting with experts had enabled the Government to draft
a package of decisions on education, health care, and in autumn they had seen
approval at the legislative level. Now
on the agenda are privatization issues, shaping of deregulation initiatives, establishment
of the Financial Investigations Service, etc.
and we expect that in January we will have an opportunity to adopt decisions,"
the Head of Government said, "Economic growth is essential and this is the
fundamental goal that we have set as a taregt for
of the meeting stressed that by improving economic performance Ukraine would appear
on radars of large investors who, in fact, are waiting for a large-scale and
transparent privatization, improvement of financial discipline and debt policy,
introduction of anti-corruption programs, as well as setting order in energy sector,
first of all in the gas market - both in the segments of extraction demonopolization of this sphere. No
less important is the further reform of the State Fiscal Service, continued
cooperation with international financial institutions, the improvement of the subsidies
system, as well as drafting of decisions on the introduction of a cumulative
pension scheme, including for the military.
The experts highlighted,
last year the Government had proved its ability to generate the necessary
initiatives and enact in Parliament. This
experience has become very useful in the context of social transformations. And today
it is in demand to bring about reforms in the economy.
In response, the
Head of Government once again stressed that the landmark of economic growth,
set for 2018, will require decisions aimed to ensure creating an effective
investment climate, conducting transparent and efficient privatization, outlining
goals of the land reform, continuing the reform of public administration, and
taking other steps as well. That
is why Volodymyr Groysman offered
the experts to draw up a preliminary plan of action on the most relevant topics
and issues that is to be tackled at the level of the
Government and aftermath introduced in vital decisions.