Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ben Aris — The Jaresko manifesto for Ukraine

Ukraine’s US-born finance minister, Natalie Jaresko, released a statement in the evening of March 22 that amounts to both a political manifesto and a direct challenge to President Petro Poroshenko to act decisively and give her the job of PM.
Jaresko said she is ready to take over from Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and form a “technocratic” government.… 
Poroshenko is in a bind, as even if he sincerely attempts to give Jaresko the job, it will remain extremely difficult to get the Rada to accept the appointment.…
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The Jaresko manifesto for Ukraine
Ben Aris
Jaresko was born on 24 April 1965 in Elmhurst, Illinois,[1] the daughter of Mary (Maria), nee Budziak, and John (Ivan) Jaresko, both Ukrainian immigrants to the United States.[2][3][4]….
Jaresko lived in Ukraine from 1992 to 2000, and returned in 2004.[8][9] She received Ukrainian citizenship on 2 December 2014, the day of her appointment as Minister of Finance of Ukraine.[10][11] She remains a U.S. citizen.[12] Although the U.S. does not prohibit dual citizenship, Ukrainian law states that she must renounce her non-Ukrainian citizenship(s) within two years.[13]
Jaresko held several economics-related positions at the US Department of State in Washington, D.C., and eventually coordinated activities of the State Department, the Departments of Commerce, Treasury, the United States Trade Representative, and Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in their economic relations with the Soviet Union and its successors. As part of her work she interacted with the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Later from 1992 to 1995, she was the first Chief of the Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, responsible for strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries.[8] In 2003 she was awarded the Ukrainian Order of Princess Olga for her contributions to the Ukrainian economy.[14][15]
Between 2005 and 2010 Jaresko was a member of President Viktor Yushchenko's Foreign Investors Advisory Council and the Advisory Board of the Ukrainian Center for Promotion of Foreign Investment under the auspices of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.[14][15]
Jaresko also held several key positions in the private business sector. In February 2001 she became President and Chief Executive Officer of Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF). In 2006, she co-founded Horizon Capital, where she served as a Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. In those positions she established and strengthened economic ties with Ukraine and Moldova.[14][15]

An American PM of Ukraine?

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