The Management of Ukraine’s Economy under Yanukovych
Anders Åslund, Senior Associate, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington DC
The speaker will discuss Ukraine’s current economic situation. After winning the presidential election in February 2010, Viktor Yanukovych proclaimed an ambitious programme for economic reform. The government outlined plans for a tax and pension reform, and progress was being made towards an Association Agreement with the EU. However, many assert that the implementation of reforms has been partial and slow and there has been notable lack of progress, even regression, in the fight against corruption and reform of the judiciary. In addition, there have been concerns about Ukraine’s external debt repayment and stalled negotiations with the IMF.
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