National Reforms Council to discuss energy efficiency, IT early June
The National Reforms Council under the auspices of the Ukrainian president at its next meeting scheduled for June 6 will discuss energy efficiency and the creation of relevant fund, Deputy Head of the presidential administration Dmytro Shymkiv said at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday.
"The president backed an idea of Hennadiy Zubko to discuss energy efficiency at the next meeting," Shymkiv said.
He said that the development of IT industry and obstacles on this way and problems of imports of humanitarian cargo to Ukraine were postponed for the next meeting.
Shymkiv said that the humanitarian cargo issue will be discussed under recommendations of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC). The bill that would facilitate imports of humanitarian cargo and make impossible the illegal use of humanitarian assistance would be considered.
He also said that after recommendations of international donors it was decided to divide functions of the project office of the National Reforms Council in two parts and create two new offices – on the implementation of reforms under the auspices of the government and on support of the National Reforms Council. The first office would continue supporting reforms by ministers, while the office for support would prepare meetings of the council, draw up quarterly reports and communicate with participants of the council.
Ivan Miklos and a group of strategic advisers jointly with Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze would coordinate the operation of the office for the implementation of reforms, according to a preliminary arrangement.