The European Union will provide EUR 25 million more in 2017 and 2018 for decentralization reform.
Last month EUR 23 million was sent to the Ukrainian budget, Sector Manager of Regional and Local Development in the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Ukraine Dominik Papenheim said.
The EU anticipates that the funds will be used for specific projects as soon as possible, he said, adding that EUR 25 million more would be provided in the next two years if Ukraine met all the requirements in the decentralization and regional development reform.
He expressed hope that the decentralization reform would remain a top priority for Ukrainian authorities in cooperation with the EU.
Papenheim said that the EU welcomed the changes made in 2013-2016.
He also said that the EU was committed to support Ukraine on the way of reforming the public administration system. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)