"Privatization of some companies has already been attempted. Due to the fact that the procedure is out-of-date, we recommended the new government to postpone this matter a little bit. Among these enterprises were Centrenerho and Odessa Portside Plant. They are not strategic for the country. And this kind of enterprises should be offered for sale, given the serious demand from investors," Abromavičius said, adding that the government does not intend to sell the state-owned enterprises of strategic nature.
According to him, priority will be given to investors from Western Europe.
"The strategic [enterprises] for the country are the military-industrial complex, railways, airports, etc. All others must be considered for sale to potential investors, preferably from Western countries, which have "transparent" owners, operate transparently, create jobs, pay taxes," the minister concluded.