600 million in macro-financial assistance awaited from EU.
Presidential economic advisor Ustenko also affirmed that Kyiv expects this support by September 14.
“Without radical reforms, energy blackouts will become a feature of everyday life in Ukraine in the years to come…Ukraine should adopt competitive, full-cost pricing by integrating comprehensively into EU energy markets.” — “Ukraine’s choice: corruption or growth” by Willem Buiter, Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University
Support for EU integration hits 76% of those aged 18 to 29, while it fades to 44% of people over 60. If there is a referendum on EU accession, the ‘yes’ vote rises to 80% of those who would definitely vote. Among opponents, about half say they would not bother to vote. Regionally, support for EU accession ranges from 84% in Western Ukraine, to the South, where opinion is split – 41.5% for and 42% against.