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  • Volodymyr Groysman: We have never been so close to correct systemic decisions
    posted 05 September 2017 08:39

    Over the entire history of independence Ukraine has never come close to adopting far-reaching systemic decisions that will enable change within the country and make those transformations irreversible, said Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on air of one of TV channels on the eve of the launch of plenary sessions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

    "We need to solve a number of problems in the state. People do not have to wait for solutions. We came close to the reform of education, the new pension system and the health care system", the Head of Government said. “We are also talking about laws for business... We need to create, but not to destroy. And the 50 bills (developed by the Government) will make the changes invariable. "

    Referring to the reform of education, the Head of Government stressed that it contains new principles in education - from kindergarten to high school. At the same time, particular attention is paid to maintaining prestige of teacher's work through increasing salaries. "The real salary of a teacher has improved. The next year it is planned another raise in salaries. We are also talking about the modernization of schools and budgeted the sum worth 1 billion to re-equip classes for first – fourth forms", explained Volodymyr Groysman.

    The exact same thing, according to him, is that justice constitutes the basis of the pension reform, the adoption of which envisages raising pensions for 9 million pensioners already in October.

    “And what will happen if they do not vote? If they do not support, for example, the health care reform we will have what we’ve got”, said the Head of Government. “Let's unite. I assume responsibility. We make a decision... A lack of decisions and responsibility is a crime... It’s enough to scold one another. We’ve had enough arguments in 25 years, so what we’ve got? ... We have taken steps in a number of spheres. It is critical that we believe in the success of Ukraine. Changes should be triggered now, and not be put on a waiting list."