European Commissioner Johannes Hahn confirmed the getting of the ‘Marshall Plan’ for Ukraine. The commissioner claimed this at the Civilian Community of the Eastern Partnership Forum in Tallinn as European Truth reported.
‘I got the ‘Marshall Plan’ from the Foreign Minister of Lithuania’, he reported.
Johannes Hahn did not clearly predict the approval of this document but skeptically estimated the necessity of its approval.
‘And now everyone from everywhere talking about ‘Marshall Plans’, it is possible to talk that there is the inflation of the Marshall Plans’, there are the plans for Africa, Ukraine and other’, he noted.
According to Hahn, the European Commission has the necessary tools to support Ukraine and he assured that the money will be allocated only with the demands on the reforms’ holding.
‘We are ready to allocate money but we will not do this without clear criteria. Sorry, I need to say this but the confidence level is not really high and we pay only when something is done’, he noted.
The commissioner also thinks that the business-climate change is needed for the attraction of the investments but not the plan.
‘Ukraine is at the 80th place on the business attractiveness. Ukraine has to do a lot to make the business climate more attractive’, he explained.
‘Marshall Plan for Ukraine’ is the initiative of the Republic of Lithuania for support of Ukraine in 2017-2020 that provides the consistent plan of the economic, financial and investment support, including the strengthening of the strategic dialogue between Ukraine and Western countries to provide the European integration of Ukraine. It provides the investment in the real sector of the Ukrainian economy and the support of the reforms that aim at the economic growth, the creation of the new tools of the investment financing, support of the small and medium business.