EU allots EUR 8.55 mln to support Ukraine's border management

13.08.2015 р., 14:50

Via the sectoral support program, the European Union is contributing to the modernization of the State Border Service and the Fiscal Service of Ukraine through the improvement of laws, norms and regulations and the introduction of better mechanisms for control and the modernization of border crossing infrastructure consistent with EU standards, it said. Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Thomas Frellesen said he was confident that the financial support by the EU would strengthen cooperation between agencies involved in integrated border management; that would result in a more effective oversight over border control and the migration of citizens from other countries in accordance with Ukraine's obligations under the action plan on visa liberalization. He also said that funds would further facilitate cross border trade and speed up the demarcation of the border and the introduction of an e-customs system.