Increase of pensions since October in jeopardy

The Ukrainian Parliament last week and has not considered pension reform. “Today” has learned, what can threaten the country, the sluggishness of people’s deputies, and whether the reforms a chance to be adopted.

THE KEY QUESTION. One of the priorities of the government for this year was the modernization of pensions planned for October. It is almost 6 million Ukrainians were supposed to increase in size from 200 to 1000 UAH. For this, the Verkhovna Rada had in September to accept the second reading of the bill. However, over the last week (she was the last plenary this month), the parliamentarians considered changes to judicial reform. They recall, had accumulated a little less than five thousand. In the end, the time for pension reform in the people’s deputies left, and the initiative of speaker Andrew Parubiya to work on Thursday to stop MPs voted down three times. The leader of the BPP Arthur Gerasimov admitted on the sidelines of Parliament that voting reform is necessary to unite the hall. But because of the huge number of edits to surefire this did not happen.

“The Parliament has all possibilities to make a decision on the new pension system. The key issue is the raising of pensions in October. Not in November but in October. You need to do a great job and the Pension Fund, and the government. We are ready for it. But if the decision is further delayed by the Parliament, we will not be able to do that in October”, — appealed to the Parliament, the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

THE RESPONSE OF THE OPPOSITION. According to political analyst Vladimir Fesenko, the fact that pancreata failed to take before October 1, unpleasant, but not fatal. “It was important for the government. But she was not accepted not because did not vote, but because of the delayed consideration for judicial reform. Now the Prime Minister, and government as a whole, it makes sense to blame the opposition that due to the delay of thousandths amendments consideration of judicial reform has failed from the first of October to raise pensions,” — said the analyst, adding that the next plenary week (it starts on the 3rd of October) chances of taking the reform is quite high.

In profile Committee of the Verkhovna Rada we have confirmed that in October, the reform will definitely be accepted. Politekspert Ruslan Bortnik sure: in October, the reform will take, while a fairly large number of votes: “This will happen, because even the opposition MPs it will be difficult to justify to voters why they did not receive the increased pensions. But there is one small detail — they can be increased retroactively. That is the pension for October is paid in November and, relatively speaking, MPs will be still a Oct for a vote. In addition, the government can raise pensions, simply by its decree or amendments to the law on the state budget. Most often, in the past, pensions were raised in the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers”.

The same position is shared by the Finance Minister Oleksandr danylyuk: “Even if the reform will be adopted in the first week of October or the second — we will provide funding from 1 October.”