Ukraine praises the proposal of the European Commission to launch the fourth Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme worth up to €1 billion and is ready to legally fix this initiative. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting with the Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis. The meeting opened the working visit of the Head of the Government to Brussels.
Volodymyr Groysman commended the active role of the European Commission in this issue, especially in the context of our country's external financing needs in the coming years.
"Our dialogue should not only be constructive, but also be in line with the objectives and plans of the Government", the Prime Minister emphasized.
In his turn, Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis emphasized that the European Commission commends the measures taken by the Ukrainian side to consolidate public finances against the background of hostilities in Donbas and losing production facilities in the eastern part of Ukraine.
So, in June, an expert mission of the European Union is to arrive to Kyiv to prepare a draft Memorandum of Understanding between Ukraine and the EU. The mission is planned to elaborate a list of conditions for the macro-financial assistance program, taking into account the developments in the economy and strict deadlines for the implementation of the initiative.
Apart from that, the interlocutors focused on the course of reforms in Ukraine, as well as the implementation of anti-corruption policy plans. "The adoption of a draft law on Anticorruption Court is an overriding priority for us", assured Volodymyr Groysman.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine also briefed the top official on the progress in the introduction of an automatic check of e-asset declarations and mechanisms of verification of the beneficiary owners of enterprises. The Head of Government noted that the assistance of EU experts on this issue would also be appropriate for Ukraine.