The Government's first steps towards creating a competitive business environment have already sent a strong message to international investors. Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said at a meeting with business leaders.
"In order to instill confidence in investors to invest money, we are eliminating mechanisms of interference of security forces and agencies. The first step has become the elimination of Economic Protection Department (of the National Police of Ukraine). We will further defend this position", Oleksiy Honcharuk stressed.
He added that "a heavy burden on our economy is the system of Soviet-era bans, in particular in the sector of land sales."
"Our Government is vigorously working to launch the land market next year. This is a critical factor for the economic development", the Prime Minister emphasized.
Regarding expectations in the energy sector, Oleksiy Honcharuk noted: "We help to promote competition in the energy markets and, at the same time, minimize the influence of politicians on those markets", the Head of Government emphasized.
The Prime Minister highlighted an issue of the effective fight against smuggling: "We exert every effort to make smuggling a history. From November 1, we expect the new Customs to launch work."
"We need a growing economy. Even more, that will allow us to protect those segments of the population in the greatest need of that", said Oleksiy Honcharuk.
It should be noted that next year the Government plans to supplement the budget through revenues from small-scale privatization by UAH 5-6 billion, while it has embarked on the privatization of large state-run enterprises.