Ukraine and the EU signed four important financial agreements during the Association Council, which began in Brussels on Monday, December 17.
Revenues from single social contribution totaling UAH 202.3 billion were transferred to the state budget in January-November 2018, according to the State Fiscal Service.
The European Union provides the second tranche of financial assistance to the tune of EUR 54 million to support the activity of the Ukrainian Energy Efficiency Fund.
Germany will continue to defend the interests of Ukraine in the issue of gas transit and hopes for the constructive proposals from both sides in negotiations with the EU.
The budgets of united territorial communities will grow to UAH 292.3 billion in 2019 and the state support for regional development will amount to over UAH 30 billion.
About € 1.5 billion has been invested in the renewable energy projects in Ukraine due to the legislative incentives introduced over the past four years.
In 2019, the state support for regional development will amount to UAH 30.8 billion.
Bank Lviv and the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) have signed an agreement for EUR 3 million to provide lending for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to a press release obtained by Ukrinform.
As part of the expansion of tourism cooperation between Kharkiv region and Albania, direct flights are expected to be launched between Kharkiv and Tirana.
Since the launch of the government’s energy efficiency program, more than half a million Ukrainian families have taken advantage of it.
The European Union and Ukraine signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of e-governance on Thursday, December 13, the Mission of Ukraine to the EU has reported on its Facebook page.
Ukraine needs to carry out a number of reforms, in particular in the energy sector, to get the second tranche of the EU’s fourth macro-financial assistance program.
The European Council has decided to allocate EUR four million in humanitarian aid for Donbas.
The National Bank of Ukraine expects to get a tranche to the tune of $1.4-1.9 billion under the new program of the IMF-Ukraine cooperation by Christmas holidays.