Government refuses to set up strategic development council headed by Groysman
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has cancelled the decision to set up a strategic development council headed by Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and consisting of former Ukrainian prime ministers.
According to an Interfax-Ukraine reporter, the respective decision was made at a government meeting in Kyiv on Thursday. The government cancelled some decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers regarding certain draft acts approved in 2016-2017. The list also includes the decision on the establishment of the strategic development council, which was adopted without discussion at a meeting on November 22, 2017.
As reported, the decision to create the council foresaw the appointment of First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv as deputy head of the council.
The council was also to include Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Hennadiy Zubko, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, deputy prime ministers of Ukraine, Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleksandr Sayenko, persons from among former prime ministers and a representative of the Cabinet of Ministers as secretary.
It was envisaged that the council would be a temporary auxiliary government body created to examine and study problematic issues related to the implementation of domestic and foreign policy of the state, the implementation of national programs for economic and social development, ensuring national defense and national security, and carrying out foreign economic activity.