Ukraine’s European partners have noted the positive pace of reforms in recent months, in particular, the implementation of seven points that were determined when Ukraine was granted the status of a candidate for EU membership.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal noted that over the past six months, productive work has been carried out in terms of the full functioning of sectoral “visa-free” agreements with the European Union.
“Energy, transport “visa-free regime”, economic “visa-free regime” regarding cancellation of tariffs and quotas. From October 1, customs “visa-free regime” will start, next year – industrial. For Ukrainian business, this means billions of hryvnias in profits already and tens of billions in opportunities for development,” he noted.
In addition, five important agreements were signed during the visit. As Denys Shmyhal noted, Ukraine is now part of “Digital Europe” — an agreement to finance digitalization and IT technology projects worth 7.5 billion euros.
“We received an additional 500 million euros for housing for internally displaced persons and support for small farms. Another 122 million euros for various grants for the state and civil society,” the head of government said.
Agreements on cooperation in the customs and tax spheres were also signed, which, according to the Prime Minister, will allow Ukraine to fully bring these bodies up to the best European standards.