This month the Pickard real estate agency will celebrate 25 years of operations in Ukraine and has experienced the economic and political vagaries of this country as it emerged as a new independent state from 1991.
Now 2017 could be the year when a really new country takes its place in the European community due to:
- on the 1st September the association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union commences to encourage free trade.
- Ukrainians from June of this year were granted visa free travel to the European Union. Plus within Ukraine the country is also changing as:
- there is a major reduction in corruption; not perfect but a considerable improvement.
- the 'old guards' are gradually losing there political and economic powers as a new and younger generation takes their place
Hence the opportunity.
Particular sectors of interest for investment: agriculture, the IT sector and low cost housing