EU News 382/2016
On Thursday 24 November Donald Tusk, President of the European Council hosted the 18th EU-Ukraine summit. He represented the EU together with Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission. President Petro Poroshenko represented Ukraine.
Leaders' discussions focused on reforms in Ukraine. Since the last summit in 2015 Ukraine has worked on an ambitious reform agenda, with strong EU support.
"We highly rate the efforts of the Ukrainian authorities, including those of President Poroshenko, to implement large-scale reforms in extremely difficult conditions. Ukraine's success will be the success of all of Europe," said President Donald Tusk at the press conference following the summit.
The November summit confirmed a further €104 million in support for public administration reform. The representatives of the EU and Ukraine also signed:
- a financing agreement 'EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine' (€15 million support)
- a Memorandum of Understanding on a Strategic Energy Partnership between the EU and Ukraine
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