On November 6, Deputy
Finance Minister of Ukraine Vitalii Lisovenko participated in the First
international forum "Polish Business Day", which took place in Kiev.
In particular, he delivered a speech during a panel discussion "How
Ukrainian business can avoid wasting time and take advantage of the Agreement
with the EU. The Polish experience".
During the discussion, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine Genryk Litvin
and Chairman of the Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce Jacek Piechota noted that
Ukraine has an
opportunity to evade mistakes
on the way towards
Association with the European Union. Thus, the Polish experience can prepare
Ukrainian entrepreneurs to enter the EU market.
Vitalii Lisovenko agreed with the Polish colleagues that Ukraine
should learn from the mistakes of others and for this purpose it is necessary
to use the achievements of European countries.
had its own way. And, of course, there don’t exist completely
ideal models. But in our opinion it is the experience of our neighbor, Poland, which
is the closest for us. Of course, we will study the
experience of other countries, such as France, Germany and other EU countries. However,
it is better to start with Poland, which is the nearest to us. In the 90-ies we
were at more or less similar starting positions, now we are at different
positions," explained the Deputy Minister of Finance.
According to Vitalii Lisovenko,
all the changes that are now required in the state, require changes in
"Now there are
support groups of experts from different countries and from Poland too. It is
very interesting for us the experience, particularly in our area of public finance.
The fiscal system in Poland poses interest for us, especially in terms of
decentralization, as we now say, in order to provide
extended rights locally. I think we will have a lot to take from this,"
the official assured.