January 7, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with representatives of German business
circles in Berlin.
organized by the Eastern Committee of German Economy, was attended by the leading
German industrial and financial institutions that are already doing business in
Ukraine or interested in investment projects.
event, Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed
the importance of overcoming Russian aggression and getting peace in order to
restore investors’ confidence, "All are interested in peace and stability.
Everyone wants to succeed, and we are seeking to create a success story in Ukraine
- to the mutual benefit of German and Ukrainian businesses."
Minister of Ukraine noted that there may be "very successful bilateral
projects in the agriculture and energy sectors": "But to achieve
this, we first need to get peace in Ukraine. And it's up to us - the European
Union, Germany (the leader of the EU), and Ukraine - whether we are ready and
whether we are able to reach real peace in Ukraine. And not only in Ukraine – it’s
about security and stability in Europe."
Among the main issues
of discussion were the economic benefits from a free trade zone between Ukraine
and the EU, a package of reforms recently passed by the Government and future
plans of the Government on deregulation and improvement of the business climate.
was paid to investment prospects in energy, including energy transportation and
energy efficiency, as well as in the sector of agriculture and food industry.