The European Bank for restoration and development (EBRD) is ready to assist Ukraine and to continue to Finance investment projects, subject to the "right direction" reforms in the country, said on the last working day of the week correspondents the President of the delegation of the EBRD Board of Directors Paul Vlaanderen.
"The EBRD is ready to provide assistance, provided that the reforms are going in the right direction. EBRD is ready to invest ", - quotes Vlaanderen Agency UNIAN.
According to the Agency, the Commissioner of the EBRD explained that clear plans for the annual volume of investments is not, and the amount of payment depends on 2 key factors - progress towards reforms in Ukraine and quality of proposed investment projects." If we talk about specific numbers, in retrospect, for the previous two years: in 2013 the volume of investments in the year was $ 800 million, in 2014 - 1, 2 billion dollars, i.e. an increase of 50%. This range for us, and it is acceptable, " he said.
at the end of June, Ukraine finally signed an Association agreement with the EU, which includes the development of a free trade zone. At the end of September the head Petro Poroshenko has presented a package of reforms " Strategy 2020 ", which, according to his vision, are obliged to prepare Ukraine to apply for EU membership in six years. Poroshenko hopes that after all the reforms, Ukraine will have the opportunity to meet all EU requirements and will submit a petition for membership in the Union. Experts believe that accession to the EU Ukraine will need a lot more time.