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№130: Foreigners in the Ukrainian Government: A Unique Solution for Challenging Times
№130: Foreigners in the Ukrainian Government: A Unique Solution for Challenging Times

Author(s): Piotr Kościński, Konrad Zasztowt
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Governance, Sociology
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Saakashvili; Georgia; Lithuania; Ukraine; corruption; government
Summary/Abstract: Although it happens rarely, national governments, including those of EU countries, do sometimes hire foreign experts. In Ukraine, employing Georgians from former president Mikheil Saakashvili’s administration seems to be a logical move. His presidency’s biggest successes were the establishment of well-functioning police and an efficient fight against corruption, something both of which Ukraine badly needs. Other foreigners, including renowned experts such as Ukrainian American Natalie Jaresko and Lithuanian Aivaras Abromavičius, responsible for economic recovery, may be successful but face extremely difficult tasks. As all these figures are affiliated with the West in one way or another, their failure would be interpreted by pro-Kremlin media as a collapse of President Petro Poroshenko’s policies (perceived by Russia as a Western project).

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English