Azarov criticized amendments to Budget Code proposed by government

12:44, 23 June 2009
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First deputy chairman of the Party of Regions faction Mykola Azarov considerably criticized draft law on introducing amendments to the Budget Code proposed by the government. The draft law was included into agenda of the session of the Verkhovna Rada in the second reading.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, M. Azarov expressed his position concerning this issue from the rostrum when lawmakers from the Party of Regions blocked the parliamentary rostrum.

“The matter is not that the country does not need amendments to the Budget Code. The matter is that it is necessary to strengthen the base of the local budgets”, said M Azarov.

M. Azarov criticized considerably some provisions of the Budget Code, which the Cabinet of Ministers proposes.  Particularly, according to the words of the lawmaker, the matter is in centralization of forming process of the local budgets, dependence of the budget process from the Cabinet of Ministers and practical removal of the Verkhovna Rada from forming of the state budget.

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