On October 26, the First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Economy of Ukraine Oleksiy Lyubchenko met with representatives of Polish and Ukrainian investors, including OPOS.
Entrepreneurs from Ukraine and Poland had the opportunity to discuss the investment climate between the two countries with government officials at the Club of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The meeting was moderated by Yaroslav Romanchuk, Adviser to the First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Economy of Ukraine, Managing Partner of EUCON.
The event has become one of the largest communication platforms for dialogue between Polish and Ukrainian investors with government officials on the current dynamics of investment in Ukraine, plans for 2022, including changes in legislation on significant investments, industrial parks, changes in customs and tax policy, and cooperation between neighboring countries in the fields of energy, agriculture, transport, including rail, cross-border transportation and the launch of the stock market and land market in Ukraine.
During his introductory speech, Oleksiy Lyubchenko emphasized the economic and political importance of the steps taken within the framework of the implementation of the national strategy plan for 2020-2030 in the context of both long-term and short-term perspectives. According to the Minister, the budget declaration approved for three years demonstrates the nature of relations between the state and business. Oleksiy Lyubchenko stressed that the state authorities are aware of the problems of Polish investors in Ukraine and domestic investors and are willing to use legislative resources to protect the interests of investors, as evidenced by the adoption of laws on industrial parks and so-called “investment nannies”. The First Deputy Prime Minister noted that it is important to demonstrate the effectiveness of this communication platform for the effective solution of current problems in the investment sphere.
According to Yaroslav Romanchuk, the main purpose of the meeting is to create a reliable communication platform and partnerships between Ukrainian and Polish investors, given the current opportunities and resources. The moderator of the event stressed the need to solve infrastructural problems that hinder investors, in particular by using the presence of both wide and narrow tracks in the section of the railway between the Ukrainian Kovel and the Polish Chelm for unloading roads. On behalf of the Association of Ukrainian Business in Poland, Mr. Yaroslav outlined the main activities of the organization: the exchange of information on investment activities, protection and lobbying of the interests of Ukrainian investors in Poland.
The meeting was also attended by: Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Ukraine Bartosz Cichotski; Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Roman Leshchenko; Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine – Trade Representative of Ukraine Taras Kachka; Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine Maksym Nemchynov; Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Mustafa Nayem; Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine for IT Development Oleksandr Bornyakov; Deputy Chairman of the State Property Fund of Ukraine Taras Yeleiko; Business Ombudsman of Ukraine Marchin Svenchitsky; Director of the Department of Criminal Law Policy and Investment Protection of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Oleksiy Bonyuk; Executive Director of UkraineInvest Serhiy Tsivkach and others.