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EU, new 1.5 billion aid for Kiev this week

2023-03-20T17:21:20.332Z


Second tranche of the 18 billion package agreed for 2023. In the interview, focus on migrants and solutions for competitiveness. Tajani: 'Give munitions to Kiev, Parliament will be informed' (ANSA)


The European Union is ready to disburse "this week" a new tranche of

"1.5 billion euros"

of aid for Kiev as part of the macro-financial assistance package for 2023 agreed in December.

This was announced by the vice-president of the EU Commission

Valdis Dombrovskis

in a hearing in the European Parliament.

A first tranche of 3 billion euros was paid in January.

Among the member countries there is "strong consensus on the need to continue supporting Ukraine also through macro-financial assistance", highlighted Dombrovskis, recalling that the aid disbursed in Kiev last year amounted to 7.5 billion.

"The Prime Minister,

Giorgia Meloni,

had a telephone conversation with the German Federal Chancellor,

Olaf Scholz

, in preparation for the European Council on 23-24 March".

Palazzo Chigi makes it known.

"At the center of the conversation", it is explained, "the priority on the part of the European Council to give a further signal of all-round support to Ukraine; a rapid implementation of the decisions of the European Council in February for finally European management of migratory flows European solutions for the competitiveness of the continent's economies, through the full use of the appropriate EU instruments". 

"The issue is to quickly deliver ammunition to Ukraine. The Italian government has the authorization of Parliament to give military material until the end of the year and if it decides to give more war material, Parliament will be informed through Copasir" , Foreign Minister Antonio T

ajani said in Brussels.


Source: ansa

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