At the previous EU summit, held in December 2023, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban predictably vetoed the provision of economic assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 50 billion euros, and now it has become known about some “workarounds” “.
About that the European Union is considering the possibility of allocating an alternative package of financial assistance to Ukraine in the event that during the summit scheduled for February 1, the leaders of European countries fail to approve a 4-year program to support our state, writes NBN, referring to the statement of the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, made at a press conference with the participation of Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo, and published by the YouTube channel “European Commission”.
According to von der Leyen, the key priority of the new summit is to achieve agreement among all 27 EU countries, but the European Commission is already working on operational solutions that can be used in the opposite case.
In addition, the head of the European Commission recalled — on the eve of the New Year, Europe has already transferred 1.5 billion euros to Ukraine as the last tranche from the general support program of 18 billion euros for 2023.
Our news portal previously informed that the Servant of the People party called the time frame for Ukraine’s integration into the European Union.