This is said in a press release issued by the European Commission, Ukrinform reports.
“This programme is part of the overall support and unwavering solidarity of the EU towards Ukraine. Under Cohesion Policy, Interreg will help Ukraine and bordering Member States to face common challenges and grasp common opportunities. Ukraine is part of the European family, and this is yet again another tangible sign of collaboration in a common path forward,” EU Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, said.
The European Commission will allocate over EUR 66 million as part of the first European cross-border cooperation program Interreg NEXT for Ukraine's partnership with Hungary, Slovakia and Romania in the sectors of health, environment and administrative capacity.
“The programme will also help aligning EU Member States' and Ukraine's standards for an efficient public administration. Projects will promote legal and administrative cooperation to resolve common obstacles in the border regions, while fostering cooperation between citizens, civil society, and institutions,” the document says.
It is noted that for the 2021-2027 period, almost EUR 600 million will be granted to five Interreg programmes, to support cross-border and transnational cooperation activities between Member States and Ukraine.
As reported by Ukrinform, the European Commission recently announced its intention, together with other international partners and financial institutions, to provide financial assistance to Ukraine in the amount of EUR 1.5 billion a month throughout 2023 in order to ensure the viability of the Ukrainian state.