Zelenskyy convenes business leaders to address communication issues: first comments
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The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, held a meeting with representatives of the Council for Support of Entrepreneurship under Martial Law, the press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine reported.

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"I am in favor of state institutions helping entrepreneurs. You are now ready to act, you have the energy to focus on these issues. Because you live it and know which laws need to be changed, which amendments need to be made, which reform to bring to the parliament. These are global issues," said Zelenskyy, noting that he created the Council with the aim of consolidating the efforts of the state and businesses.

The head of the President's Office, Andriy Yermak, noted that in order to fulfill the President's mandate, the Council held a number of meetings and worked out a list of the most urgent issues.

First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko noted that nine main areas have been identified to improve the business climate in Ukraine.

During the meeting, the participants discussed the issue of reducing the pressure of law enforcement officers on legal businesses, updating the principles of work of the Economic Security Bureau, as well as the need to support industrial complex enterprises, changes to legislation. The parties also discussed the creation of a platform for receiving feedback from businesses and an analytical module for the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations. It will allow all to see the full picture of criminal proceedings in the country in real time.

The digital platform should facilitate the establishment of feedback between the authorities and businesses, provide an understanding and enable the systematization of issues that primarily concern entrepreneurs, as well as identify ways to improve the business environment.

Who is a member of the Council for Support of Entrepreneurship under Martial Law

→ Artem Borodatyuk (Netpeak);
→ Oleh Horokhovskyi (monobank);
→ Kostiantyn Yefymenko (Biopharma);
→ Taras Kytsmey (SoftServe);
→ Vyacheslav Klymov (Nova Poshta);
→ Oleksandr Konotopskyi (Ajax);
→ Dmytro Oliynyk (Chairman of the Council of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine, Kostopil Glass Works).

What the meeting participants say

Co-founder and CEO of monobank Oleh Horokhovskyi stated that the Council itself has met many times and worked out a number of issues that need to be resolved for entrepreneurs first of all, and before the meeting with the President, Council representatives met with a number of stakeholders to work out solutions.

"Yesterday, we came up with a specific work plan for each of the proposed points. First of all, this is the issue of reducing the pressure of law enforcement officers on legal businesses, updating the principles of the Economic Security Bureau, the need to support military industrial complex enterprises, changes to land legislation, improving the Criminal Procedure Code, introducing mandatory standards for the work of prosecutors," wrote Horokhovskyi on Telegram.

Also, according to him, attention was paid to the introduction of digital solutions to modernize the interaction between the state and businesses, namely, the creation of a platform for collecting feedback from business and an analytical module for the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations, which will allow to see the full picture in real time regarding criminal proceedings in the country.

Another member of the Council, Dmytro Oliynyk, noted that since its inception, the Council has conducted a systematic analysis of the situation regarding the provision of the right to entrepreneurship in wartime conditions, the practice of forming and implementing state policy regarding the observance of the guarantees of the right to entrepreneurship.
"The key tasks that we set for ourselves at the meeting have been completed. The meeting with the president was positive. Now the government must do its part, the Verkhovna Rada must do its part, and we must do ours. Ideas on how to improve the legislation are being taken into account," Oliynyk wrote.
On January 26, Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a decree on the establishment of the Council for Support of Entrepreneurship under Martial Law. The Council of Entrepreneurs will monitor the state of the business climate in Ukraine and the state's attitude to business, consider draft laws on entrepreneurship and promote dialogue between the state and businesses.

By another decree, Zelenskyy decided to launch the All-Ukrainian economic platform "Made in Ukraine" for constant communication and coordination of interaction between state bodies, large and small businesses, foreign investors, political figures, scientists, and experts.

On January 27, the head of the President's Office, Andriy Yermak, met for the first time with members of the newly created Council of Entrepreneurs.