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 Lawmakers may be adopting state budget until morning, - MP Honcharenko

The agreement has been reached between the coalition and separate deputy groups to support the disputed issue on the new VAT refund system, which in turn will allow the parliament to vote for the 2016 budget.

Poroshenko Bloc MP Oleksii Honcharenko stated noting that the new norm envisaged minimal intervention in the process of VAT refund, Censor.NET correspondent reports.

The deputy expressed belief that this issue will be supported by a part of nonaffiliated deputies and some deputies from Vidrodzhenia and Volia Narodu parliamentary groups.

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According to him, as soon as the amendments to the Tax Code are voted, the Ministry of Finance will immediately start finalizing the draft budget, which may take several hours. An extraordinary meeting of the Budget Committee should also be held. Honcharenko did not rule out that the process may take the whole night.

"It is Christmas today (at midnight), so we have a good chance to celebrate it in the Verkhovna Rada session hall," Honcharenko said.

 
 
 
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