Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed
to Parliament to reconsider the draft amendments to the laws on privatization
and adopt a relevant bill, "Privatization under the current legislation is
a scheme designed to steal facilities, not to sell them publicly. Just
let the Government hold fair, transparent and competitive privatization," he
pointed out at Parliament on Thursday, November 26.
transparent privatization, the PM underlined, should be carried out "not
on the basis of who is closer to a political party, but on the principle who out of foreign investors will give more, be able to
bring new technology, create more jobs and pay more taxes in Ukraine."
Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded that as of today the privatization of Odesa Portside Plant and other facilities had been stopped due
to the fact that "under the current legislation this scheme envisages how
to steal these plants, but not to sell them publicly."
"We call on
to accelerate the adoption of these bills and to allow the Government to carry
out the same privatization of the key facilities as it was held with Kryvorizhstal," he stressed.
are looking forward to the adoption of appropriate legislation, Arseniy Yatsenyuk pointed out:
"In particular, it will give the Government the opportunity to increase
the level of corporate governance in the state-owned companies as well as to
get rid of political influence on the management of the state-owned companies."