Messenger Germany on decentralization: Ukraine has made great strides since the revolution on the Maidan

Decentralization is the right way of development in Ukraine. In an interview with Deutsche Welle said the former Prime Minister of Saxony Georg Milbradt, which in early August was delegated to the Federal government of Germany in Ukraine as a special envoy for reform in governance and decentralization.

«Ukraine has made great strides since the revolution on the Maidan. Of course, the talk of decentralization was carried out and earlier, however only after the revolution on the Maidan for the first time had a chance to decentralization. In Ukraine made a proper and successful step has provided rural and small communities the opportunity to unite, provided they are thus more rights and the appropriate tools so they were able to perform new tasks,» he said.

According to Milbradt, chairmen of the newly formed «community really could use the new powers and funding.»

«This is also confirmed by the results of surveys in Ukraine: decentralization project estimated a population of very positively, particularly in rural areas. In big cities such as Kiev, this is not felt, because this reform Kyiv has not affected», – said the special envoy.

On 7 August, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Gennady Zubko said that in September in Ukraine will start working the envoy of the German government on decentralization. The name of the messenger Zubko not announced.

In September 2016, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said that he went to the government for effective decentralization.

By signing the law on the budget for 2017, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stressed that the reform of the decentralization has led to a significant increase of local budgets and their capabilities. According to him, the development budgets of local communities has increased five or six times.

May 7, Groisman said that local budgets increased by UAH 14.5 bn in the first quarter of 2017.




Messenger Germany on decentralization: Ukraine has made great strides since the revolution on the Maidan 20.08.2017

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