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Technocrats Are Not the Answer to Ukraine’s Woes

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Transatlantic TakePhoto: Evgeniy Maloletka, The Associated Press
WASHINGTON—Just over a week ago, the dramatic resignation of Ukraine’s respected economy minister, Aivaras Abramovicius — and his accusation that the country’s leaders continue to tolerate corruption — led many Western analysts and officials to call for non-political technocrats to play an expanded role in Ukraine’s government.
True, technocrats such as Abramovicius, Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, Infrastructure Minister Andrii Pivovarsky, and others are among the most capable officials in Ukraine. They entered politics after the Maidan Revolution, so are untainted by the corruption that has long polluted Ukrainian politics. Each came from the private sector, …read more

Source: The German Marshall Fund of the United States

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