On 11 February, the EU and Ukraine signed an agreement for a new €25 million programme supporting e-governance and the digital economy in Ukraine.
The agreement was signed by the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, and the EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi.
The signing ceremony was followed by talks between Commissioner Várhelyi and Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk on the bilateral cooperation between the EU and Ukraine for 2020, including updating the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement, Ukraine’s further integration in the digital market, and cooperation in the fields of energy and the environment.
The newly signed programme will focus, in particular, on electronic inventories, compatibility and coherence (authorised data exchange between registers), electronic services, digital ID, security, and data protection. It will allow to enhance the efficiency and security of online public services, and improve access for citizens and businesses.
This is the biggest single programme in support of e-governance and the digital economy in the European Neighbourhood region.
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