President requests schedule of preparation of 2009 Budget

14:16, 18 November 2008

Yushchenko wrote a letter to Tymoshenko

President Victor Yushchenko wrote a letter to Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, according to the President`s press-office.

In his letter President expressed concerns about slow forming of 2009 Budget. According to him only one and a half months is remaining before the new budgetary year starts and it is necessary that the country entered it with the new budget.

Also, according to President, despite two weeks have passed since the Verkhovna Rada had returned the draft-budget 2009 to the Cabinet for further elaboration, the society was not informed on progress of the Government in its elaboration.

Because time constrains for budgetry process designated by the legislation were already exceeded, President is assured that the Governemt should determine and declare clear date, when it is to prepare budget for the next year. He also asked the Government to prepare detailed prognosis of economic and social development of Ukraine in 2009 in a one week term.

In his letter President emphasized again that the 2009 budget is one of the most important parts of anti-crisis program.


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