The Finance Committee recommends the Parliament to consider dismissal of the head of the national Bank
The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, tax and customs policy approved the presidential draft resolution on dismissal of the head of the National Bank of Ukraine Yakov Smoliy.
Reported about it in Facebook the Deputy head of the Committee, MP from the “Voices” Yaroslav Zheleznyak.
“The Committee on Finance supported the decision to release Mr Smoliy from the position of head of the NBU. 16 (Committee member) “for”. Representatives of fraction “the Voice” did not vote for this decision. We did not hear exactly who have provided systematic political pressure. Because the meeting was not the head of the NBU, we will be asking in (session) hall” – wrote the MP.
As reported “Today”, the current head of the NBU wrote a resignation letter in which he complained of political pressure, but did not elaborate on what exactly it. At the same time, the Board of the national Bank urged the President of Ukraine, the government and lawmakers allow the Bank to perform its functions. In the office of the President said that the priority is to ensure the independence of the NBU.
On the unexpected decision by Smoliy and reacted to in the West. So, the “Big seven” stated that the undermining of this all-important institutions would be a big step backwards and would put at risk the reliability of reforms in Ukraine and their support. In connection with the resignation Smoliy, the IMF demanded Ukraine to the successor of the resigned Yakov Smoliy at the head of the NBU ensured the independence of the banking regulator.
At the same time in the “Servant of the people” talked about candidates to replace the Smoliy. Also a member of the faction Irina Vereschuk explained when may pass the voting in the session hall for the resignation of the current head of the national Bank.