Reform Party to expand to Ukraine (2)
The ruling party in Estonia, in power since well before the turn of the century, said it will open a subsidiary in Ukraine, citing the market gap in Ukraine for parties willing to stay in power for a decade or more.
Party Chairman Taavi Rõivas said it is the Reform Party, not the IT sector, which has turned out to be Estonia's 'Nokia.' The party will now begin exporting its brand of no-nonsense, no-thrills conservative fiscal policy to other markets.
Ukraine was chosen due to the sizable market and lack of good political products. The Kyiv office will be opened today, April 1.
Andrus Ansip, Kaja Kallas and Urmas Paet are all in Ukraine, with Rõivas saying they will not be allowed to return to Estonia unless market objectives have been filled. “We are aiming to capitalize on the market overflow capacity in the situation of fiscal synergy,” Rõivas said.
Moldova has been named as one of the next markets while Greece is also being considered, although the party said Greece is a whole different ball game and they are currently toughening up Jürgen Ligi as a possible CEO there.
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