To reduce the deficit of the Pension Fund should seek its content, not to cut costs, said co-Chairman of the parliamentary faction of the Opposition bloc Yuriy Boyko in the Verkhovna Rada on Friday, July 14, the official website of the party.
”The so-called pension reform is a reduction in the number of pensioners and a veiled increase in the retirement age. The government has gone in absolutely the wrong way. In order to eliminate the deficit of the Pension Fund, it is necessary not to reduce payments, but to consider what needs to be done to fill it. But this increase in real wages and jobs. Because we already have a situation where one worker feeds one pensioner – this has never happened before. There are no jobs, and people just leave the country», – said Boyko.
The politician added that people expect Parliament to end both the economic and political crisis.
«First of all this is reconciliation, the end of hostilities in the East of Ukraine, reducing the rates and restoring economic stability, so that people can look confidently to the future. Today no one in the country, except for the deputies, no confidence in the workplace – said the MP. – The Parliament must do what is expected of him people. It is necessary to legislate for the implementation of the Minsk agreements deferred their entry into force until the other party take appropriate action. This will allow Ukraine to strengthen its position in the meetings in the channel format and want to stop the military conflict”.
Boyko believes that the government should report on its work and to give the Verkhovna Rada the program of renewal of economic growth.
«All indicators – the level of GDP per capita the size of public debt, macroeconomic stability, investment climate, social development, our country is in a deep economic crisis. The Parliament should approve the program of an exit from the crisis and begin to make laws for its realization”, – he said.
The MP called the last plenary week a failure.
«Therefore, Parliament entrusts only 4% of citizens of Ukraine. The Verkhovna Rada is doomed to re-election, and the sooner this happens the better it will be for the country,» – said Boyko.
13 July the Verkhovna Rada in the first reading voted for pension reform. Her project the Cabinet approved on 17 may. Pension reform, in particular, implies the elimination of restrictions on pensions for working pensioners, the abolition of the special conditions of retirement, the gradual elimination of the deficit of the Pension Fund and more. On June 16 the government’s draft pension reform was supported by the national Council of reforms. The faction of the Opposition bloc did not vote for this bill.
Boyko: So-called pension reform is a reduction in the number of pensioners and a veiled increase in the retirement age 14.07.2017