President of Ukraine

President: We have ambitious priorities in the reforms for 2018

16 January 2018 - 23:04

President: We have ambitious priorities in the reforms for 2018

“In 2018, our priorities in reforms are no less ambitious – privatization, deregulation, improving investment climate, national bureau on financial security, tax on withdrawn capital, liberal legislation on currency, further improvement of tender legislation and energy sector, and legislation on national security,” President Petro Poroshenko said in a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of foreign states and international organizations accredited in Ukraine.

The President noted that Ukraine greatly appreciated the support by the IMF, the World Bank, the EBRD, the EIB. “You were helping us strengthening macroeconomic and financial stability, and thus bringing confidence in Ukraine as from potential investors. Together we have made possible an “autumn of reforms” in Ukraine,” the Head of State emphasized.

“We have set up a new Supreme Court of Ukraine – from scratch, and by means of an open competition, with active participation of the civil society. We have adopted an education reform – it will improve education sector in Ukraine in compliance with its international obligations and EU Member States practice. To those who think otherwise we are ready to explain the logic and agree bilateral mechanisms. Without ultimatum, politicization and dictate,” Petro Poroshenko stated.

Pension reform was adopted as a key demand from the IMF. Ukraine made a health care reform, including in rural areas – the greatest breakthrough ever in the sector.

Petro Poroshenko stressed that Ukraine had never had such a great package of reforms implemented in a short period of time.