The parties considered the progress of healthcare reform, local government reform and territorial organization of power.
Medical reform is critical, necessary and will be prolonged, but it is essential to make adjustments in work against the background of the coronavirus. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal emphasized during a video conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, May 12.
"That is why we are now pondering on a possible adjustment of some aspects of the reform. In this matter, we will focus, inter alia, on the German medical system, which in current conditions responded best to the challenges in Europe," said Denys Shmyhal. Chancellor Angela Merkel, in turn, offered support in this process and determined a special adviser to provide counseling assistance.
Denys Shmyhal stressed that the decentralization reform sees its final stage. Out of 1,400 planned consolidated territorial communities, 1,060 have already been formed, the Prime Minister reminded. At each session, the Government approves long-term plans of the regions.
"The main objective of the Government is to create strong local governance and a modern system of executive bodies. The majority of Ukrainians support this reform and we will not deviate from this path. Elections are to take place in October on the basis of a new territorial and administrative system," Denys Shmyhal stressed.