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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: 2015 is the year of investments from international financial institutions
30.12.2014 | 22:08
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU

"I can clearly declare that in 2015 we do not expect private investors. 2015 is the year of investments from the international financial institutions. The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank. These are exceptionally international financial institutions. They are like pioneers. They are first and they are the guarantors of the implementation, including a reform program for private investors", said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk during the final media conference on 30 December 2014.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed the importance to execute the peace plan of the President of Ukraine: "The control over the border should be ensured. Russia should stop supplying weapons to the Russian terrorists and to withdraw their FSB agents and regular troops. That is, the first task is to stabilize the situation in the East."

Besides, it is of extreme significance to implement an economic reform package, which aims at reduction of expenditures, balancing the budget, cutting taxes, simplification of administration, de-shadowing, legalization of wages, reduction of powers and functions of regulatory authorities, introduction of international standards in accounting and tax reporting.

"Thus, a foreigner must understand: the rules in his country are almost similar to those rules existing in Ukraine", said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
Together with that we have to curb corruption. He reminded that the Government in synergy with the President of Ukraine had drafted and the Parliament adopted the "unprecedented 5 laws on combating corruption". "The result of this law is that this morning I, as the Prime Minister, received an official request from the State Fiscal Service: Mr. A. Yatsenyuk, please explain the sources of Your income. Hence, now the Prime Minister is preparing an official response for the State Fiscal Service. As certain incomes, which, for instance, concern dividends are not taken into account by the tax administration, the State Fiscal Service. So, I was asked where I had taken the money. Therefore, in principle, they have started from the Prime Minister," said the PM.

He was quoted as saying, "macrocorruption has been managed to overcome. At a macro level". "At a micro level it still exists. And to curb it is possible in several ways. The first is the implementation of all laws we have adopted. The second is the reduction in the number of regulatory agencies what has been already done. The third is increased responsibility for corruption. And fourth - wages. If a level of salaries in the bodies, which are essentially corrupt, remains at this level, we can never curb it," announced the Head of Government.

 

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