The European Parliament gives the first approval to the package of 50,000 million euros to Ukraine until 2027


This Thursday, the Budget and Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament gave its first approval to the aid package for Ukraine of 50 billion euros for the period between 2024 and 2027, with which the European bloc wants to guarantee sustained support for Kiev. in the face of Russian military aggression. With 86 votes in favor, six against and two abstentions, the European Parliament has supported the proposal of the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, for the period between 2024 and 2027, funds that depend on contributions from the States. member. Among the demands of the MEPs is that the EU use the assets frozen to Russia in the reconstruction of Ukraine, they have also strengthened provisions on the fight against fraud, corruption, conflicts of interest and irregularities in the use of funds. of the EU in Ukraine. MEPs have urged to close an agreement as soon as possible in the absence of an alternative plan to assist Ukraine in 2024, since the funds allocated to budgetarily support the country in the midst of the war end at the end of the year. The aid also seeks to reinforce alignment with Ukraine, in line with its European aspirations. Now the full European Plenary will vote on the draft report during the mid-October session and negotiations with the Twenty-Seven will be launched, once the EU countries agree on a common position. The proposal for Ukraine is part of the review of the European budget to adjust the funds to the needs that have arisen with the different crises of recent years.

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