The draft State Budget for 2019 must be approved in early December, and this is a deadline for continued cooperation with international financial institutions and consolidation of positive economic trends in the country. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in an interview with Ukrinform.
"Today the burning issue is financial stability. The budget for 2019 should be realistic, which means a balance between incomes and expenditure flows, and the budget deficit is no more than planned and with very clear sources of repayment. Therefore, the key, critical factor is that the law on the State Budget should be approved before December 1. Then we can continue cooperation with international financial partners", Volodymyr Groysman stressed.
He emphasized that the draft encompasses all development and social support programs that have already demonstrated their effectiveness and are a real step forward for the country.
"That is, on the one hand, it is the budget for developing the country, and on the other hand it is the budget of stability. I believe that we managed to combine these two things", the Head of Government noted. - Of course, this document can be criticized a lot, and this critique was voiced immediately after we have approved the bill at a government meeting. It was especially interesting to observe how it was criticized without in-depth consideration... I can only agree to one thing- a realistic budget. Unbalanced one will lead to new crises. Therefore, I call on all lawmakers to demonstrate consolidated efforts to adopt a realistic budget".