Ukraine’s agrarian exports to the European Union rose by 39.7% (from $2.88 billion to $4.03 billion), according to First Deputy Agrarian Policy Minister Maksym Martyniuk.
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After meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Moldova, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn reiterated that “the citizens of Moldova can rest assured that the EU remains committed to pursuing political association and economic integration with the Republic of Moldova”.
The next budget of the EU has to guarantee better connections, a more balanced development and well-being of regions, fairer direct support to farmers, and funding for dealing with migration and security issues, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas, his Latvian counterpart Maris Kucinskis and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said in a joint address to their EU colleagues.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman says Ukraine's exports to the European Union countries in 2017 soared by 21% against 2016. According to the official, exports to the EU were estimated at $20 billion, which accounted for 40.5% of the total export structure.
EBRD will provide a $50 million loan to Nibulon Group, one of Ukraine’s largest grain exporters, will improve logistical solutions, help increase its volumes of cargo transportation by inland waterways up to 4 million tons per year and increase its grain exports up to 8 million tons per year.
By January 24, 2018, projects with the EU co-financing worth more than EUR 2.5 billion have been launched which is more than a half of the total EU financing available to Latvia or EUR 4.4 billion. Transport, environmental and territorial development, social inclusion and education projects show the greatest progress in absorption of the EU funds in Latvia,.
Central Asia's Uzbekistan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of tourism and cultural heritage.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Energopark Yavoriv LLC (Ukraine) have signed a loan agreement for construction of the first phase of a solar power plant for the amount of EUR 24.7 million.
The EBRD and the International Maritime Organization agreed in London to deepen their cooperation and establish a strategic partnership to promote sustainable maritime transport in Azerbaijan.