The bloc of Petro Poroshenko has supported the appointment of Yakov Smoliy for the position of head of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). This is stated in the message on the website of political power.
«Today, the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» at the evening meeting, addressed the programme of activities of the National Bank until 2020, which was presented by the candidate to the post of Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Yakov Smoliy. According to Smoliy, strategic directions of development of the NBU will be low and stable inflation; a stable, transparent and efficient banking system; credit restoration; an effective model of regulation of the financial sector; liberalization of currency regulation and availability of financial services», – stated in the message.
The party reported that after the answer Smoliy on a number of issues the deputies of the faction decided to support his appointment to the post of head of the NBU.
Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy during a conciliation Board said the issue of election of the head of the National Bank is the key personnel issue of this plenary week. He expects to appoint a new head of the NBU Council will be able on March 1.
10 April 2017, the head of national Bank Valeria Gontareva has officially declared the resignation on may 10. At the moment it is in holiday.
18 January 2018, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko suggested the Verkhovna Rada to dismiss Gontareva and to appoint to this post Smoliy, 11 may, the acting head of the NBU.
On 6 February, the people’s Deputy from Blok Petro Poroshenko Alexey Goncharenko declared that in the Verkhovna Rada there are not enough votes for the appointment of Smoliy.
Today, «Batkivshchyna» and the Radical party opposed the appointment Smoliy.
The fraction of the PPO supported the candidacy Smoliy for the position of head of the national Bank 26.02.2018