Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman expects the MPs
will consolidate and engage in high quality dialogue to ensure completion of
the draft State budget for 2017 and its timely adoption. The Head of the
Government said on opening a Government meeting on Thursday.
"We must submit this budget to the Parliament in
September. I wish we could build an effective dialogue in synergy with the
Parliament," noted Volodymyr Groysman.
"I believe that the Ukrainian Parliament has a lot of MPs
who are professionals with constructive approach and unite around the idea to draft
an efficient law on the State budget and to approve it at the relevant time",
The Prime Minister once again stressed that the Ukrainian Government
would submit to the Parliament "a fair budget".
"A budget that is honest for two reasons: first, actual
income, actual, and, second, open distribution of these revenues to satisfy the
needs of the country and those of Ukrainian citizens", said Volodymyr
In the draft State budget the Government has clearly defined
top priority objectives, among which are: the national defense
and security, economic growth, infrastructure development, preservation of power
decentralization, support of farmers and the domestic engineering industry, the
introduction of more active energy efficiency. Also among the key areas is
education, particularly increasing teachers' salaries and the launch of positive
transformations in the system.