Oleksandr Danyliuk has discussed the adoption of the new EU macro-financial aid program for Ukraine with the members of the European Parliament
On April 24, during his visit to Brussels, Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk received the floor at the meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee for International Trade (INTA). The meeting was also attended by Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner, and representatives of the Committee for Foreign Affairs (AFET).
The key point of the meeting’s agenda was the adoption of the new EU macro-financial aid program for Ukraine amounting EUR 1 billion.
Oleksandr Danyliuk reported that Ukraine continues to implement comprehensive reforms and to fulfill the requirements of the previous EU macro-financial aid program.
Pierre Moscovici addressed the members of the European Parliament and asked to vote for the proposal of the European Commission on the new macro-financial aid program and to adopt it as fast as possible. He also said that Ukraine had managed to implement a number of successful reforms in the last four years and added that the EU is expecting to continue its effective cooperation with Ukraine to improve the economic situation in Ukraine.
Jaroslav Valensa, speaker of the INTA, said he hopes that the Committee will support the legislative proposal of the European Commission without any amendments to avoid delays in the adoption procedure.
All participants of the meeting noted that Ukraine had already made important steps to eliminate corruption and mentioned two next important reforms in this area: establishment of the Anti-Corruption Court and improvement of the check system for electronic declarations.
Also, the members of the European Parliament stressed that the terms of the new program will be in line with the interests of Ukraine and priorities determined by the Cabinet of Ministers.