The current government and the current government will not take any steps to raise the retirement age, said on Monday, January 16, 2017, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko.
«I want to tell you that we have no fixed commitments to raise the retirement age. This is not in the Memorandum with the IMF, or in our commitments to other organizations. And I want to tell you, I am convinced that the current government and the current government will not take any steps to raise the retirement age» — are the words Rozenko on the official website of the Cabinet.
Deputy Prime Minister said that raising the retirement age, which was initiated in 2011, has not led to a reduction in the budget deficit of the Pension Fund.
«Raising the retirement age does not positively affect the budget deficit of the Pension Fund: it is compared to 2011 significantly increased. If then he was about 40 billion, today it is over 140 billion hryvnia subsidies of the budget of the Pension Fund,» he said.
According to Rozenko, the problem of the Pension Fund is not the issue of retirement age and the low incomes and tax evasion.
«Today, more than 50% of working citizens or do not pay taxes to the Pension Fund, or pay them in full… And when is the state or the authorities the question of why we have such low pensions, the only answer to this question lies in the fact that the low pensions we have because we have not decided fully and honestly pay taxes,» he said.
He expressed the hope that the filling of the Pension Fund will contribute to raising the minimum wage doubled to 3200 hryvnia.
We will remind, on Monday, the media published allegedly the new requirements of the International monetary Fund to Ukraine, you need to do to get the next tranches.
In particular, until the end of March 2017, the Verkhovna Rada supposed to approve a pension reform raising the retirement age: for men, for four months every year, starting in July 2017; for women — for six months each year starting in 2021; in 2027 the retirement age for both men and women must reach the age of 63. Provides for increasing the working time to 25 years from January 2017 with the introduction of minimum insurance experience at 16 years. Insurance experience need to raise every 12 months every year and by 2036 it is expected to be 35 years.
It is worth noting that in neighboring Poland, after the authorities there came the national Democrats from the party «law and justice» (PiS), the retirement age, on the contrary, was reduced, and promised this political force in the elections.
Rozenko: we have no commitments to raise the retirement age 16.01.2017