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We demand registration of resolution requiring the government to submit its budget strategy

16:14 16.04.2018

Batkivshchyna faction leader Yulia Tymoshenko is calling for the registration of a draft resolution of the Verkhovna Rada to require the government to file its Budget Resolution for 2019.

“Batkivshchyna has prepared a draft resolution to require the government on behalf of parliament to submit a Budget Resolution and we have identified the points on which the government’s strategy should be based,” Yulia Tymoshenko said during the coordinating council of parliament faction and committee leaders.

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According to the politician, the resolution lays out all the necessary components of the Budget Resolution: bringing the economy out of the shadow, increasing spending on defense, science, energy conservation, supporting the agrarian complex with special financial programs and increasing social spending.

Yulia Tymoshenko stressed that Batkivshchyna has repeatedly tried to register the resolution, without any success. The politician therefore urged the leadership of parliament and Verkhovna Rada Apparatus to register the draft resolution.

“I ask that this draft resolution be registered, and appeal immediately on behalf of parliament to the government to comply with the law and provide the Budget Resolution,” she said.

The parliamentarian recalled that the Budget Code requires the government to provide a Budget Resolution by April 1 that lays out all the parameters of the financial strategy for the next year- which was not done.

“This means that there is chaos, disorder and lawless in the running of the country, and parliament will have no say when in fact it should be determining the financial strategy together with the government,” Yulia Tymoshenko said.