Evrokommisar Khan questioned the need for a “Marshall plan” for Ukraine
Ukraine does not need the plan, and changes in the business climate in the country
EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn received the project “Marshall plan” for Ukraine, but doubts its necessity. He stated at the civil society Forum of the Eastern partnership in Tallinn, reports European truth.
“I got the Marshall plan from the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania,” he said.
Johannes Hahn did not clearly predict whether approved this document, however, skeptical about the need for his approval.
“Now everyone and everywhere talk about the “Marshall plan”, we can say that there is” inflation of Marshall plans”- plans for Africa, to Ukraine, to somebody else,” said he.
In the opinion of the Commissioner, the Commission has the necessary tools to support Ukraine and added that the money will be allocated solely in accordance with the requirements of the reform.
“We are ready to give money, but we won’t give them without clear criteria. I’m sorry to have to say it, but confidence is not very high, and therefore we pay when something was done,” he said.
The Commissioner also believes that to attract investment do not need the plan, and changes in the business climate.
“Ukraine is on the 80th place of business attractiveness. They have a lot to do to make its business environment more attractive,” he explained.
Earlier, former Prime Minister of Lithuania and current member of the Seimas Andrius Kubilius said that “Marshall Plan” for Ukraine will be represented at the Eastern partnership summit in November.