In Parliament returned to the question of the special status of Zaporozhye region

В Раде вернулись к вопросу спецстатуса Запорожской области

Round table in Parliament

Deputies believe that spaceconnection will help the region to decide issues.

In the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine today, on 12 may, a round table was held, during which they discussed socio-economic problems of the Zaporozhye region and the possibility to delegate the region of special economic powers to solve urgent problems, peredaet Ukrainian news.

The event was attended by 12 MPs, members of Zaporizhzhya regional Council, public figures, the scientific community, as well as the Deputy head of Zaporizhzhya regional state administration Eduard Gugnin.

MPs from different factions expressed the view that spaceconnection will help Zaporizhzhya region address the current issues without any concurrence with the centre. The people’s Deputy Andrei Galchenko of the opposition bloc in his speech, said: “clearly, the region needs a special economic status, more economic freedoms, including financial. In the areas we need to leave 80% of the money earned. This will give us new jobs, respectively, we will be able to raise salaries, pensions and to increase exports by 66%, and this means the increase in the level of foreign exchange earnings to our country.”

The Deputy of Zaporizhzhya regional Council, Andrei Kushnirenko, said: “it is Necessary to transfer more powers to territorial communities, to give them the right to establish the SEZ and industrial parks without the consent of the centre, to elect governors and so forth.” Agree with him economist Vyacheslav Shutenko: “I see the decision of problems of the region: to develop and adopt the draft law on the FEZ, to initiate the redistribution of powers between the region and center.”.

The head of the permanent Commission of Zaporizhzhya regional Council on economic development Lyudmila Love, and also people’s deputies Vyacheslav Boguslayev, Sergei Valentinov, Alexander Ponomarev, Petro Vanat, Yevgeny Balitsky and others also supported the discussion.

The people’s Deputy Oleksandr Kodola said that after crugnola table budet established a working group with proposals and expert experience.