Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko urged his new government on Wednesday to create favorable conditions for business to kick-start slumping growth and bring
back reluctant foreign investors.
Chairing a meeting of the team assembled after last month's dismissal of former Orange Revolution ally Yulia Tymoshenko, he told ministers to concentrate on the economy and steer clear of politics ahead of March's parliamentary election.
"If we want to provide proper European wages and pensions we have to ensure economic growth," Yushchenko told the session.
"To ensure economic growth we must mobilize financial resources in the form of investment. And to mobilize them we need to have clear procedures for Ukrainian business."
Yushchenko said the ousted government, riven by months of infighting, had done little to improve the business climate. "Two-thirds of the measures which impeded business were in fact government orders," he said.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
It's the economy stupid
At least it should be here. Yuschenko is saying the right things about it--Yushchenko Makes Plea for Growth