The European Commission will expand the program of technical aid for Ukraine by the sum of 800,000 euros. Maroš Šefčovič, the Commission's Vice President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight posted that on Twitter.
"The EU has always stood side by side with Ukraine. Set to launch a strategic partnership on rawmaterials and batteries. As part of it, ready to scale up our technical assistance program with the Ukrainian government by including raw materials and topping-up its budget with €800.000", reads the post.
In January 2021, the EU approved the annual humanitarian budget in the amount of 1.4 billion euros. 28 million euros from this sum will cover the funding of projects to overcome the crisis in Ukraine, Western Balkans and Caucasus.
Earlier, Valdis Dombrovskis, the Executive Vice President of the European Commission claimed that the corruption continues to slow down the process of reforms in Ukraine. He noted that the key institutions should have strong and independent leadership and have a possibility to hold its work without political, economic or other interference.