The Verkhovna Rada plans to begin consideration of the state budget in the first reading next Thursday, on November 16.
This was reported by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andrii Parubii, in an interview with the television channel "Rada".
According to Andrii Parubii, in the budget changes for the Ukrainian parliament and government it was extremely important to envisage subventions from the state budget to local budgets for housing subsidies to the population.
The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada noted that first changes will be made to the budget in 2017, and will already pass for the first reading of the state budget in 2018.
"On Thursday we were able to vote on changes to the budget of 2017 and preliminary according to our plans, we spoke with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman, next week, obviously also on Thursday after the meeting of the profile committee, we will be able to come out for the first reading and for consideration budget for 2018, "- announces Andrii Parubii.
And he added that it is important not to delay the adoption of the budget until the new year, as they often joke, "under the Christmas tree".