Ambassador Rolf Mafael, Permanent Representative of Germany to the Council of Europe, and Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Council of Europe’s Deputy Secretary-General, signed an agreement on the allocation of funds to Ukraine within the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan.
As the Embassy of Germany in Ukraine reports, the government of Germany made a voluntary contribution of EUR 1 million to support the implementation of the Action Plan, the largest contribution it has ever made to similar CoE action plans in other countries.
“As the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Germany supports Ukraine’s reform efforts. To show our support, we made an important financial contribution to the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine, as we did last year,” said German Ambassador to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen.
Background: Country-specific project “Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2022” is a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the Ukrainian authorities aimed at accompanying Ukraine in its efforts to bring legislation, institutions, and practice further into line with European standards in the areas of human rights, the rule of law and democracy and, through this, to support Ukraine in meeting its obligations as a Council of Europe member state.