The former Prime Minister of Lithuania, co-author of the project «Marshall Plan for Ukraine,» Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius announced that the first donors conference for the financing of the project is scheduled for February–March 2018. He stated this at a joint briefing with Vice Prime Minister – Minister of economic development Stepan Kubiva, the correspondent of the edition «GORDON».
«Debate in the European Parliament (on the draft. – «GORDON») will continue until the end of November, then the summit of «Eastern partnership», this time we have their homework to do. Planned and what the President said Poroshenko after the summit Ukraine – EU in July, and in February or March of next year is planned the first conference of donors, who must participate in this plan,» – said Kubilius.
According to Kubiv, the «Marshall Plan for Ukraine» is designed for 10 years and provides for the allocation in the medium term investment of $5 billion.
At the end of March the European people’s party Congress, which was held on Malta, adopted a resolution on developing a long-term plan of assistance to Ukraine («Marshall Plan for Ukraine»). In the EPP resolution urged member States of the EU «through bilateral and multilateral programmes to provide Ukraine with military, humanitarian and economic assistance». The party also proposed to create a «broad investment package», aimed at accelerating the economic recovery of Ukraine.
One of the authors of the document, former Prime Minister of Lithuania and current member of the Seimas Andrius Kubilius stated that «the Marshall Plan for Ukraine» will be presented at the summit of «Eastern partnership» in November. According to him, the document praised the State Department and the U.S. Congress. Kubilius believes that the implementation of long-term «Marshall plan» will allow «to pour into the real economy of Ukraine up to €5 billion a year.»
In July the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine and the EU leaders discussed the possibility of holding the 2018 investment conference «Marshall Plan for Ukraine». 25 August 2017 Ukrainian-Lithuanian project to help Ukraine was represented in the European institutions.
The Marshall plan – the program of aid to Europe after world war II. He was nominated in 1947, the American Secretary of state George C. Marshall and came into effect in April 1948. The stated US goal of implementing the plan was the restoration of war-ravaged economies of Europe, removing trade barriers, modernising industry. The program involved 17 European countries.
The first donors ‘ conference «Marshall Plan for Ukraine» is planned for February — March 2018 — co-author of the project 14.09.2017