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EU to give Ukraine 25m euros for digitalisation - PM

The agreement was signed by Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Dmytro Kuleba and European Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi.

EU to give Ukraine 25m euros for digitalisation - PM
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The European Union plans to allocate 25m euros to Ukraine for e-government and digital economy, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has said at a joint news conference with European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiaions Oliver Varhelyi.

"I'll start with the good news. Today the [Deputy] Prime Minister for European Integration, Mr. Kuleba, and the European Commissioner have signed an agreement on 25m-euro EU assistance to our country's digitalisation," he said.

Honcharuk also noted that this year it is planned to sign an agreement on joint aviation space with the EU.

He added that in 2020 Ukraine expects to achieve significant progress in negotiating the agreement on "industrial visa-free travel". It is expected that the evaluation committee on preparations for the signing of "industrial visa-free travel" will visit this year to kick off the negotiations.

According to him, until 2023, Ukraine should also bring its energy system in line with the EU requirements set forth in the new "green agreement".

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