100 days of the Parliament’s work

Creation of the democratic coalition and drawing of the oligarchs’ funds into the budget. These are the main achievements of the first hundred days of work of the Verkhovna Rada of the eighth convocation, according to the deputies of the “Samopomich” faction.

“Our initial task was to restore the functioning of the parliament as a full-fledged state institution after a decade of its destruction. Until now, it was the property of a few oligarchic groups. As a result of the Revolution, now in the parliament there are from 60 to 100 deputies with different parliamentary development philosophy,” – says Chairman of the “Samopomich” Union faction Oleh Bereziuk.

However, according to the MP, so far in the parliament, there is the confrontation of the outlooks: on the one hand – the desire for change, and on the other – the resistance of the previous system.

The members of the faction say that, despite the resistance and pressure of the system, they were able to pass a number of laws that lay the foundation for reforms.

In particular, we are talking about the initiated by the representatives of the “Samopomich” faction law on a unified social tax, which makes the first essential step to elimination of shadow salaries and reduces the fiscal burden on business.

Also the “Samopomich” notes that due to drawing traditionally “untouchable” money of oligarchs to the budget it was possible to allocate an unprecedented amount of money for defence – 80 billion UAH.

The deputies also remind of the anti-corruption moves: a law that starts the work of the Anti-Corruption Bureau and increases penalties for corruption offenses has been already passed.

“We have created a strong anti-corruption legislation. We allowed to confiscate the property of the top officials, the origin of which they cannot explain, as well as to arrest an official suspected of corruption for 24 hours prior to the court’s decision,” – said Deputy Chairman of the “Samopomich” Union faction, Chairman of the Committee on Preventing and Combating Corruption Yehor Soboliev .

Now, in his opinion, the main task of the parliamentarians and the public is to make these laws work.

Oleh Berezyuk
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