Vladimir Zilinskaite: Charles Platiau / Reuters
European farmers working in Ukraine, asked the authorities to allow them to buy agricultural land in the country. Their letter to President Vladimir Zelensky, Prime Minister Alexey Goncharuk and the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Dmitry Razumkov posted on his Facebook page, Minister of economy of Ukraine Tymofiy mylovanov.
The appeal of the farmers stated that the ban on the sale of land to foreigners, which is contained in the bill about the opening of the land market, create unequal conditions for producers, would limit competition in the market and lead to discrimination. It violates the constitutional principle of equal state protection for all subjects and discreditied Ukraine in the eyes of investors. The company, founded by citizens of the country will benefit not due to their achievements.
The authors of the letter emphasize that most of their companies are family farms or belong to a small group of investors. They have invested in hundreds of thousands or millions of euros, created jobs, was often the only employers in the village. They had to reclaim the fields, uproot the bushes and trees. “The fruits of that labor will then reap the other”, say the farmers. They share the concerns of the Ukrainian authorities regarding the immediate opening of the land market for all and propose to allow purchase of land to companies working in the country for at least three years.
The Ukrainian authorities are preparing a land reform, which will allow you to open the land market. It may be launched in the autumn. The majority of Ukrainians opposes lifting the moratorium on land sales. Basically they are afraid that it will be buying by foreigners and oligarchs. Zelensky promised to make the issue of land sale to foreigners referendum.
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