Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman said at today's Cabinet meeting, Censor.NET reports.
"Decentralization is underway and will continue, and will be successful in the future. Political debate is ongoing. I am deeply convinced that we will come up with right decisions that will be voted. This reform needs a new impulse. We should continue what we started. We should unite efforts to create high-quality administrative systems in order to save money for the budget," the prime minister said.
Hroisman also named several advantages of decentralization: an independent self-government open to public scrutiny as well as quality services provided.
"It will be interesting to hear today about the real situation around decentralization. I think there are positive things to say and there is a category of people who want to slow down the process. But if someone needs a serious push, the government will give it within its mandate. They say nothing accelerates better than a push from behind. So, we'll push everyone who tries to stall the implementation of European reforms," the prime minister said at the outset of the meeting.
As previously reported, decentralization has had no effect on the well-being of Ukrainian villages so far.