Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in an interview with «New time» explained the failure of the privatization plans in 2017 the presence of seven different laws that reglamentary this process.
«I believe that the problem is in the system. We have seven laws that reglamentary privatization. In fact, they do not create any transparent conditions for sale,» he said.
On the remark of the journalist that «Krivorozhstal» in 2005, sold under the same laws, Groisman said that the company was privatized «in the Wake of the orange Maidan».
«In my opinion, «Krivorozhstal» is a coincidence and the desire to earn points in the community. Tried to take something, to sell something. It was well made. I think it’s important to adopt a new law (the law, the Verkhovna Rada adopted on January 18. – «GORDON»), to clearly define procedures and the possibility of guarantees to investors. In addition, it is necessary to exclude from the list of objects not subject to privatization… we Have 3.5 thousand state-owned enterprises. I believe that in 2018, after the vote of the law on privatization, we will have a free hand to conduct a competitive, transparent privatization,» – said the Prime Minister.
According to him, the key point of the new law is the proliferation of English law on the privatization transaction.
«This is a very powerful anti-corruption step and a very powerful protection for investments», – said Groisman.
Yesterday, the Verkhovna Rada adopted on second reading and in whole draft law №7066 «On privatization of state property». The document provides for the distribution of objects of privatization into two groups – objects large and small privatization. The first to be sold at auction, the terms of which are determined by the Cabinet of Ministers.
In April 2017, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman said that the government intends to sell 3.5 thousand state enterprises.
In the state property Fund argued that in the case of the bill on the privatization timetable for the preparation of objects for privatization is reduced by half: for objects of large-scale privatization – from two years to one year, small-scale privatization – from one year to six months.
In the draft budget for 2017 revenues from privatization had been planned at the level of 17.1 billion UAH.
Due to the lack of demand for objects of state ownership of the plan proceeds to the state budget through privatization underperformed on 13,725 billion UAH, reported in the Cabinet.
In the state budget-2018 the revenues from privatization are provided at the level of 21.3 billion.
Groysman about the failure in 2017, the privatization plans: the Problem is the system itself. We have seven laws that reglamentary this process 19.01.2018