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Ukraine, EU agree on energy, anti-corruption cooperaiton

A number of bilateral documents have been signed.

Ukraine, EU agree on energy, anti-corruption cooperaiton
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Ukraine and the European Union are stepping up cooperation in fight against corruption, as well as in the energy sector, Svyatoslav Tseholko, the press secretary of the Ukrainian president, has said on Facebook on 24 November.

A number of documents on bilateral cooperation were signed within the 18th EU-Ukraine summit this day in the presence of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, European Council President Donald Tusk, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Tseholko said.

In particular, Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk and Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič signed a Memorandum of Understanding on strategic energy partnership between the EU and Ukraine.

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Deputy Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn signed an agreement on the financing of the "EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine" action.

Photo: facebook.com/svyatoslav.tseholko

"The agreement on the financing of the 'EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine' action is based on the results of the implementation of the visa liberalisation action [lan, the implementation of the State Building Contract for Ukraine, the EU Support to Justice Sector Reforms project, the implementation of the Council of Europe Programmatic Cooperation Framework by the EU and the Council of Europe to the Eastern Partnership countries 2014-2017, as well as the activities of the EU Advisory Mission to provide strategic advice to Ukraine’s civilian security sector," Tseholko said.

Earlier, the European Union has allocated 54m euros in support of reforms in Ukraine.