Monday, November 22

Confectionary producer, Roshen, received permission to build a concert hall

on the site of the Korolev palace (Culture Palace). In September 2020, Roshen which is owned by the former Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, purchased the Palace of Culture. In May 2021, Roshen held a competition to design a concert hall, which was awarded to the Norwegian architectural firm Snohetta. The new building will include an acoustic concert hall with 1,800 seats, and a chamber hall with 450 seats. The opening of Roshen Concert Hall is scheduled for the fall of 2025.

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The newly-elected Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is ready to support Ukraine’s move towards EU membership. The coalition agreement of the new German government contains a clause stating its readiness to support Ukraine’s movement towards membership in the European Union. The agreement reads, “We will work together with the EU and its Member States to further develop the Eastern Partnership and a market economy. It is also noted that the German government will continue to assist Ukraine in restoring its full territorial integrity and sovereignty”.

A senior EBRD delegation is starting a week-long trip to Ukraine to meet with the country’s authorities and private sector companies. The delegation will include Alain Pilloux, the Vice President of Banking and in charge of Bank lending; and Mark Bowman, the Vice President for Policy and Partnerships.  The visit is to reconfirm the EBRD’s support for Ukraine, its reform agenda, and sustainable development. Discussions will focus on the decarbonization of the Ukrainian economy in line with the country’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution, the development of sustainable infrastructure, and the investment