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  • Oleksandr Kubrakov meets with representatives of German government

    At a meeting with the German delegation, the team of the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development discussed the recovery priorities for 2024. Among the main areas of focus were infrastructure investment as the basis for regional recovery, regional policy and community-led recovery, as well as reforms for recovery.

    The German delegation included State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office Thomas Bagger, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Ukraine Martin Jäger and Head of the Task Force Ukraine Ulrike Hopp-Nishanka.

    “We are already preparing to set the agenda for URC2024 in Berlin. It is important for us that the conference remains a practical platform for developing cooperation between governments and businesses. This year, Ukraine was able to demonstrate progress in many sectors – and we have the potential to make our voices heard even louder. Our common goal is to create and implement real projects, in particular with German business,” said Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine and Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development.

    In addition to the main recovery priorities, the meeting focused on the topics of the Ukraine Recovery Conference 2024, scheduled for 11-12 June in Berlin:

    • Opportunities for communities and regions and their financial resilience during the war.
    • Best practices for the recovery and development of local governments.
    • Twin cities as an instrument of international cooperation for local recovery.
    • Decentralisation reform on the way to European integration of Ukraine.
    • Social recovery: how communities facilitate the return and reintegration of citizens.
    • Digital transformation for regions, communities and recovery.
    • New European Bauhaus.
    • Demolition waste management.

    Representatives of more than 20 communities, regional administrations (including the temporarily occupied territories), all-Ukrainian associations of local self-government and local business representatives are expected to participate.