Germany will allocate one million euros to the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine, reports the press service of the German Embassy in Ukraine.
It is noted that this is the most significant contribution that Germany has ever made to similar action plans of the Council of Europe in other countries.
"At the beginning of December 2019, Germany approved a decision to contribute 1 million euros to the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine. The Action Plan supports reforms in Ukraine to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law," reads the statement.
The total budget of the current Action Plan is 33.5 million euros. Funding is guaranteed for 29 million euros. The current donors to the Action Plan are the European Union, the Human Rights Foundation, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Canada.
The German Embassy recalled that the Committee of Ministers adopted an Action Plan for Ukraine for the period 2018-2021 at its meeting on February 21, 2018. The Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine is a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the Ukrainian authorities, which aims, through cooperation, to support Ukraine in its efforts to bring legislation, institutions, and practices further into line with European standards in the areas of human rights, the rule of law and democracy.