Prime Minister pledges the decentralization reform should be strengthened despite of behind-the-scenes games
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 08 November 2018 15:22

The decentralization reform launched by the Government requires active and profound continuation, since the point of no return in changes has not yet been reached and there exist processes that jeopardize achievement of the set goals. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced this during a meeting devoted to the strengthening of the decentralization reform.

"I remember how in 2014 everyone was saying that the country will fall into a decline because of the reform. As you can see – nothing has happened! A successful decentralization reform encapsulates opportunities and amalgamation. And now the achieved result must be protected. We see examples of the opposition to the reform – from regional and local administrations. They artificially hinder the process. There is also a decision of the courts to stop the amalgamation of consolidated communities ... So it is time to continue the process of decentralization," Volodymyr Groysman said.

The PM placed an emphasis on that fact that in 2014 he took the lead in implementing the reform. "And now we have to give a new impetus to reform and protect it. Everyone supports the reform in public, however behind the scenes they start unfair games," Volodymyr Groysman stressed. "Decentralization cannot be stopped. I will continue to lead this process and  do my utmost to protect desire of people to unite."