Bill on pension reform could be approved within one-and-a-half months

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May 12, 2011, 6:30 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Sergiy Tigipko has said he hopes that the Ukraine's parliament will adopt a law on pension reform within one-and-a-half months.

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Policy Sergiy Tigipko has said he hopes that the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, will adopt a law on pension reform within one-and-a-half months. "Over one-and-a-half months of the Verkhovna Rada's work we must take a decision on pension reform," he said during a video link with Ukrainian cities in Kyiv on Thursday.

Tigipko noted that the work on pension reform is going on, and ways are being sought to economically stimulate people to work more, as well as to give women aged 50 the chance to decide whether they should retire or continue working.
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Anonymous May 13, 2011, 12:28 a.m.    

Tyhypko 'hopes' that the VR will see the bill within the next two months!!

This must be a joke. Has anyone ever seen the VR in action? This is no more than a playground for idiots and 'piano players'.

The whole PoR government is incompetent and corrupt.

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Anonymous May 13, 2011, 10:46 a.m.    

Be the VR incompitent or corrupt or both, there is a dire need to review the pension and retirement age of workers in Ukraine. The ability to retire at 50 years of age is not economically viable for any country let alone one that is in such a finacial and political mess as ukraine is.

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