Siim Kallas, vice-president of the European Commission, came to Kyiv on May 19 to announce the disbursement of the first part of the EU’s macro-financial assistance package. Read below the details of his briefing at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre.
Responding to the urgent need for assistance with stabilisation and development in Ukraine, the European Commission adopted the State Building Contract programme, which is worth €355 million.
Experts of the National ecology center of Ukraine and an EU-funded project “Switch on the sun – live comfortably” Yuriy Urbansky (executive director) and energy assistant Maksym Babayev shared their considerations on solar energy perspectives both in the EU and Ukraine.
“The EU is not only a community of interests but first of all a community of values”, – Jan Tombinski, Ambassador of the European Union in Ukraine, stated at the opening of the Day of Europe in Kyiv. Unlike the EU, Ukraine is officially celebrating it on the third Saturday of May.
Piotr Bartoszek, a EUBAM Organised Crime Investigation Specialist, delivered a lecture on ‘EU best practices in fighting organised crime’ as part of the EU Study Days project.
“Ukrainians consume two or three time more heat on a square meter than the Europeans do. This is a behavioral, organizational and technological issue”, – shares his experience Mr. Pavliuk, coordinator of an EU initiative “Covenant of Mayors” in 11 countries of the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia.
Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council, attended Kyiv on May 12. Read below summary of his remarks after his meeting with Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk. Read more
EU Council of foreign ministers met in Brussels on 12 May to discuss the situation in Ukraine.