Contents tagged with Jaresko

  • Former Ukrainian Finance Minister had hired US lobbyists to help debt restructuring

    Before signing an agreement between Ukraine and foreign private creditors on restructuring the debt, the government of Ukraine employed American lobbyists to promote its position, as stated in an article in Ukrayinska Pravda titled ‘Battle for Washington. Lobby of Yatsenyuk-Jaresko.’

    Lobbying services were provided by an influential company, APCO Worldwide Inc., which has 600 employees in 35 countries and almost 120 million dollars of revenue in 2015. Its management mostly consists of former …

  • Ukrainian official names two contenders for post of Prime Minister

    The main contenders for the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine are Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko and Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Groisman, as stated by the head of the presidential administration, Borys Lozhkin, in an interview with Ukrainian radio station Vesti.

    Lozhkin mentioned that he cannot yet say which of the two contenders will be supported by the parliamentary factions. He acknowledged that many in the Rada do not support the idea of a completely technocratic government, which …

  • Poroshenko considering Jaresko or Sadovyi for next Prime Minister

    A spokesman for President Petro Poroshenko announced that he is considering current Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko or mayor of Lviv, Andriy Sadovyi, for the position of Prime Minister.

    On Monday, March 14, the President held meetings with leaders of factions and with Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, the leader of the Self-Reliance (Samopomich) political party, aiming to fast-track the solution to the political crisis. Svyatoslav Tseholko, spokesman for the President, posted the details on his …

  • Leader of Ukrainian Self-Reliance party comments on being a candidate for Prime Minister

    The leader of the Self-Reliance party (Samopomich), Andriy Sadovyi, commented on the possibility of his appointment as the Prime Minister of Ukraine should all pro-European factions unite with him as the leader. In a conversation with Dozhd, he stated that it was wrong and irresponsible to participate in a process over which he has no control. Sadovyi said that it is indecent to talk about new candidatures, while there is an active Prime Minister of Ukraine.

    “It took longer than expected and …

  • Jaresko assures attendees at investment conference that the Ukrainian government is not in crisis

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko refutes the notion that the government is in crisis, and assured attendees at the Dragon Capital investment conference in Kiev that the current Cabinet continues to fully perform its duties.

    "We have a legitimate government, and we will continue to work," Jaresko said at the 12th annual conference, as reported by Interfax.

    According to her, many of the rumors about the crisis in the government are due to speculation.

    "I believe that the speculation …

  • Former US Ambassador to Ukraine: Jaresko could become Prime Minister as early as this week

    The former United States Ambassador to Ukraine, Steven Pifer, posted on Twitter that Natalie Jaresko could become the Prime Minister of Ukraine. “There is increased reporting from Kiev that the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Natalie Jaresko, will be appointed as the Prime Minister of Ukraine, perhaps, as soon as this week,” Pifer wrote.

    Earlier, the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Aivaras Abromavičius, who resigned from his post because of political pressure on his …

  • Jaresko: Ukraine does not have enough money to hold early parliamentary elections

    Ukraine cannot afford to hold early parliamentary elections in 2016, according to the country’s Minister of Finance, Natalie Jaresko.  She discussed this on the 8th of February on the Svoboda Slova program on the ICTV channel.  This was reported by Glavnoe citing Zerkalo Nedeli.

    “There is no money in the Ukrainian budget for holding early elections in 2016.  If we do hold elections, we will have to attract funds from somewhere or something will have to be underfunded,” Jaresko continued.

    She …

  • Jaresko: Ukraine may receive 600 million Euros from the EU

    The Finance Minister of Ukraine, Natalie Jaresko, has met with the Head of the EU delegation in Ukraine, Jan Tombinski, to discuss conditions for Ukraine to obtain €600 million of financial support.  This was reported by Jaresko herself.

    “On Friday, I met with the Head of the EU delegation in Ukraine, Jan Tombinski.  We discussed the necessary steps to allow Ukraine to receive €600 million as the second tranche under the third program of financial support of Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) of …