Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that Business
Ombudsman will protect the interests of Ukrainian business: "He will receive
complaints from entrepreneurs regarding the work of public authorities and will
have connection directly with the Cabinet of Ministers and all public
authorities with the purpose to protect the entrepreneurs, to remove additional
bureaucratic restrictions existing in the country today and to ensure presence
of investors in Ukraine, despite the difficult times we face."
Arseniy Yatsenyuk said during a meeting of the Government of
Ukraine on Wednesday, May 20, with participation of Business Ombudsman of
Ukraine Algirdas Shemeta.
The Prime Minister also said that today during the
preparation of the agenda of the current session of the Cabinet of Ministers he
saw a draft decision on the granting of permission for unscheduled inspections
of business entities of urban development: "They allegedly said they
should check exceptionally complex objects - "Energoatom", thermal
power plants, major military objects. What do our officials want to check? The reconstruction of an entrance of catering facilities, the
construction of a pig farm. It is just to take bribes".
"And then we talk about improvement of a business
climate in the country?" he added.
The Prime Minister emphasized that the work of the newly
appointed Ombudsman will afford to prevent such situations.
He also reminded that last year Ukraine had improved in the Doing
Business ranking of the World Bank by 16 positions, despite the war: "I believe
that after the appointment of a Business Ombudsman and after our Ombudsman starts
work, we will improve our performance in the Doing Business in Ukraine even more
than last year".