Speaking from the perspective of his 30 years of experience in the field, Jacobs told Ukraine Today that widespread corruption is number one issue to deal with, as companies in Ukraine have a hard time doing honest business.

The consultant believes that Ukrainian society is ready for change, seeing the importance of the country’s transition process to a European way of life.

He also urged for understanding of the need to support and develop the micro economy to provide for a better environment for innovators, entrepreneurs and small businesses.

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