Tuesday, November 9

The level of indebtedness of state mines to workers has reached ₴1.85 bln ($70.34 mln),

announced the head of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, Mykhailo Volynets, on Facebook. “Energy officials have no answer when it’s possible to close the 1.85 bln salary debt to miners, and how to ensure payment of almost 1.4 bln of promising debt for November and December this year and how to guarantee the sustainable, safe operation of state mines during 2022,” wrote the trade union leader.

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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