The main obstacle for further EU investments in Ukraine is the problem with the rule of law in the country: current level Brussels considers “not satisfactory”. This was stated by EU Ambassador in Kiev Hugh Mingarelli, writes
“As soon as Ukraine will decrease the level of corruption will automatically increase the level of investment in your country, and do not require additional plan (“Marshall” or its replacement, – ed.)”, the diplomat says, clarifying that this does not mean that this does not need to do anything.
Mingarelli said that the EU offers Ukraine a tool called the External investment plan, which “will help to generate more investment and loans.”
“It’s really good, when in dialogue with the Ukrainian partners, we clearly set the conditions that must be met in order to find additional resources to Ukraine,” he said, adding “nereshennost” resources of the EU.
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Mention, whether in Brussels the progress of the Association agreement EU-Ukraine, the diplomat noted that Kyiv “really works with a positive trend,” but both sides “understand that you need more.”
“But it is also true that in some areas we’re already behind. For example, in issues related to sanitation and phytosanitary, and copyright,” said Mingarelli.
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