On April 24, during his visit to Brussels, the Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danylyuk addressed the committee of the European Parliament on International Trade (INTA). European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici and representatives of the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) also participated in the meeting.
During the meeting, discussion revolved around the adoption of a new EU macro-financial assistance program for Ukraine (1 billion euros).
Oleksandr Danylyuk noted that Ukraine continues to work on the implementation of complex reforms and satisfying of the conditions of the previous program of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine.
On another hand, European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici urged MEPs to support the relevant proposal of the European Commission regarding the new macro-financial assistance program. He further added that MEPs should try to pass this proposal as soon as possible. P.Moscovici also noted that over the past four years Ukraine has been able to implement a number of successful reforms and added that the EU hopes for continuous productive cooperation in order to improve the economic situation in Ukraine.
The Rapporteur for the proposal in the INTA Committee, Jaroslaw Walesa, stated that he pushed for the Committee's support of the draft legislative proposal of the European Commission in its original form and suggested that MEPs should not table any amendments as it could delay the legislative procedure.
It was noted more than ones during the meeting that Ukraine has already taken important steps to fight corruption. However, MEPs also focused on the two necessary reforms in this direction: the creation of the Anti-Corruption Court and the improvement of the monitoring mechanism for the electronic declarations.
The MEPs emphasized that the conditionalities of the next assistance program will be in line with the interests of Ukraine and the priorities set by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.