Foreign investors finally believe in prospects in Ukraine - Poroshenko
The measures to increase the investment attractiveness of Ukraine taken earlier have had their effect, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said.
"Foreign investors finally believe in the prospects in Ukraine and are creating jobs here. Once, several global consumer brands come out one by one to our market, probably in anticipation of the growth of Ukraine's purchasing power," he said, addressing the people's deputies with the annual message on external and internal situation in the country on Thursday.
The president said that among the steps that could increase the investment attractiveness of Ukraine are in particular, the adoption of exit capital tax bill, concession bill, the bill improving the bankruptcy rules, the bill about the business ombudsman and the bill strengthening the personal responsibility of representatives of supervisory agencies.
"Even before the elections, we could pass the exit capital tax bill, which supports the Ukrainian producer. However, to be honest, it would be more correct to call it the law on the tax on the withdrawal of capital. Do not withdraw, invest in Ukraine," the president said.
He also said the importance of adopting the bill on the National Financial Security Bureau: "Finally, the bill about the National Financial Intelligence Bureau is very important. Unfortunately, in the parliament it was put under the cloth because it allegedly expands the powers of the president. I thank you for such a positive evaluation of my political prospects six months before the elections, but it is a different matter: we must remove barriers for business and stop the pressure of a whole army of law enforcement agencies."
He said that he does not lose hope that the deputies will adopt the bill about the National Financial Security Bureau.