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  • It is essential to adopt a package of bills on pension reform already in September, claims Volodymyr Groysman
    posted 16 August 2017 15:32

    The package of bills on pension reform elaborated by the Government of Ukraine that was voted by the Parliament in the first reading in early July should be finally endorsed in September, thereby it will allow to launch as soon as possible the process of the pension modernization for 9 million retirees. This statement was issued by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during communication with media people in Kherson region. On August 16, the Head of Government commenced a working trip to Kherson region.

    Volodymyr Groysman stressed the pension reform offered by the Government is aimed to reinstate the fairness principle for working people who "expect changes for decades."

    «Yesterday (August 15) I was in the Dnipro, where I met with pensioners and I was told that retirees await the pension reform as well as to get decent retirement payments. People cannot wait any longer», accentuated he Head of Government and added the pension system proposed by the Cabinet of Ministers was a pioneer decision for the last 25 years.

    He emphasized that there are many amendments to the said bills that can undermine the system developed by the Government and hinder to achieve goals set by the Cabinet of Ministers. The Head of Government stressed in a separate statement that it of critical importance to get the support from the Parliament.

    «In September, we have to finalize the decisions. We pledge readiness to raise pensions», the Prime Minister asserted.