Applebaum: In the time you waste doing reforms slowly, you can become corrupt
27 November, 2014

It is paramount to Ukraine's future success as a nation that lawmakers implement reforms immediately, said Anne Applebaum, a columnist with the Washington Post and an expert on post-Communist transitions. Applebaum compares the Polish experience of implementing reforms quickly after the country gained independence from the disintegrating Soviet Union and the Hungarian narrative of more sluggishly enacting reforms and attributes the relative success of the Polish economy today to the "shock therapy" reforms enacted in the early 1990s.

Hromadske correspondent ‎Olga Tokariuk spoke with Anne Applebaum and the interview was played during Hromadske International's Sunday Show on Nov. 23, 2014.