MPs adopted Draft Law No. 9084 on Amendments to the Budget Code of Ukraine in the first reading. MPs backed tge bill by a total of 244 votes in favor. The bill provides changes to expenditures on social protections, providing subventions. Adoption of this bill opened the possibility of consideration bill No. 9000 on the State Budget of Ukraine for 2019.
At the Conciliation Board on October 16, Petro Poroshenko Bloc (BPP) faction urged to ensure enough of funds in the Budget 2019 for defense and security and asked for a revision of Budget in terms of increasing funds for the protection of the poor and for improving medical system.