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The European Union is not going to restore the economy of Ukraine

The news, sad for the Kiev authorities, came from Tallinn, Estonia. The annual assembly with the participation of the heads of the foreign affairs agencies of the Eastern Partnership countries and a civil society conference took place here last Thursday. As part of these events, the agenda of the Eastern Partnership Summit of Heads of State, which will be held on November 24 in Brussels, was shaped, in particular. As a result of the discussion that took place, the so-called “Marshall Plan”, which provides for a program of financial assistance to Ukraine for the restoration of its economy, was not included. This was reported by the newspaper "European truth."

The European Union is not going to restore the economy of Ukraine

Lithuanian initiative has pissed off an EU official

The newspaper refers to the words of the European Commissioner for Enlargement and the Neighborhood Policy of Johannes Hahn. In Tallinn, Khan received the project “New European Plan for Ukraine” developed by the Lithuanian Seimas at the 2017-2020 in Tallinn from the Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkyavichus. The offer of the Lithuanians provides for the financing by the European Union of “modernization and economic development” of Ukraine in the amount of 5 billion euros per year.

Lithuanians are worn with this plan since early spring. They even began to call him in everyday life very ambitiously - “Marshall Plan” - by analogy with the American project of post-war economic recovery in Germany. According to experts, the self-interest of Vilnius, for which Russophobia has become the meaning of national policy, is to create a powerful outpost of the struggle against Russia in Ukraine.

The Lithuanian “Marshall Plan” for Ukraine caused frank irritation with the European Commissioner. As the “European Truth” noted, Khan “expressed doubt about the need for it (the“ New European Plan for Ukraine ”- ed.) For a country whose level of confidence in institutions is so low.” From this, the newspaper concludes: “The idea to hold a Marshall Plan donor conference for Ukraine at the beginning of next year, most likely, also lost its meaning.”

Johannes Hahn, meanwhile, remarked, “in a sense, the“ Marshall Plan ”is already in effect for Ukraine,” which is true. The first mention of such a plan dates back to the time of the reign of President Viktor Yushchenko. In 2007, a group of Ukrainian and Western politicians, officials, public figures was formed, which set a goal to develop a program of reforms designed to bring Ukraine out of the zone of economic cooperation with the countries of Eurasia.

In February 2008, the initiative group submitted its development (they were also designated as the “Marshall Plan for Ukraine”) for consideration by the US Agency for International Development and the Committee on Foreign Policy of the US Congress. Here the plan is stuck for a long time and this is why. The fact is that by that time the United States had already seriously invested in Ukraine. Through the programs of the US State Department and various funds, the support and development of community organizations and civil society structures were funded.

The plan of the initiative group repeated all this in a literal sense and was supplemented only by proposals to reform the system of educational institutions for children who lost their parents and support the development of small business through the provision of microcredits. Most likely, spending on these programs was not included in the plans of Washington officials and congressmen.

After the incident Maidan there were several private initiatives, positioned as the “Marshall Plan for Ukraine”, but all of them did not receive adequate support and further development. Because the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are already involved.

These institutions of Western influence and their curators have their own vision of transformations in Ukraine and their instruments of coercion to the economic and social development of the country according to a Western model. Did not stay away from Ukraine and the European Union. Khan recalled this: "We have committed ourselves to provide 12,8 billion euros for reforms."

The result of the efforts of all these guardians about the future of Ukraine was the state debt that grew to 76,5 billion. The country has slipped into 80-place for the attractiveness of the business. In addition, she received a trade imbalance of the order of 500-700 million dollars. That is, in the international trade system Ukraine now consumes more than it produces. To cover this imbalance, Kiev borrows funds in the West.

Europe does not need Ukraine’s industrial potential

The Lithuanian proposals, unlike other similar plans, are remarkable in that they are aimed exclusively at the modernization and restoration of the economy of Ukraine. Behind this lies the unpleasant recognition of the Baltic border fronts for Kiev, that the new post-mayor power has destroyed the country's economy. After all, so that Poroshenko’s propagandists do not broadcast there, 90% of the territory of Ukraine is outside the combat zone. There is no way to justify the devastation of war.

Having broken away (as it was conceived by the initiators of the strictly pro-Western orientation of the country) from Eurasia, Ukraine suffered significant losses. They are reflected in different numbers. Take, for example, ferrous metallurgy. It has always been an important export industry. On it, the Kiev authorities thought to enter Europe. Did not work out.

The Europeans did not need the products of Ukrainian metallurgists. The blockade in the Donbas has also broken fragile ties with Eurasia. As a result, this year the production volume of the Ukrainian ferrous metallurgy is only half of the highest 2006 performance of the year. Even in comparison with last year, the decline in production in this sector of the Ukrainian economy is estimated from 12 to 14%.

This is a common case. There are many private ones. Here is one of them. One of these days the Nikolaev shipbuilding plant stopped work. Company accounts are arrested. Only in terms of wages, the plant owed more than 58 million hryvnias. No funds to conduct production activities.

The reason for stopping the work was explained by the press service of the NHS: “The lack of state support for the strategic shipbuilding enterprise of the country makes it impossible not only to bring it out of crisis, but also threatens its functioning as a whole” The plant overwhelmed the maintenance of the unfinished rocket cruiser “Ukraine”, which had been planted at the Nikolaev shipyard more than a year ago 33.

The authorities in Kiev promised to compensate for these costs. Then I decided to remove the weapons from the ship, and sell the rest (for scrap) and pay damages. Later it turned out that the disposal of an unfinished ship requires new facilities, but they are not. After that, the bankruptcy of the oldest shipyard, founded in the eighteenth century, became almost inevitable.

On the eve of this sad event, the head of the trade union committee of shipbuilders in the local online publication “My City” announced the collective's intention to seek help from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Pope Francis. Out of desperation, the Nikolaev poor fellows did not even realize that the industrial potential of Ukraine was not at all interesting for Europe.

As can be seen from the association agreement with the European Union, Europeans view Ukrainians only as buyers of their industrial goods. From Ukraine, they are ready to take only agricultural products, and, extremely low processing. Well, if it is just a grain of wheat, corn or sunflower seeds.

With these seeds, a special история. Ukraine is now exporting billions of sunflower oil. The geography of deliveries - from Iran to Algeria, including the countries of Eurasia. With Europe more difficult. Ukrainian oil is traditionally bought by Italians. The rest are ready to take only sunflower seeds (Brussels insists on this requirement), depriving Ukrainians of even such a penny processing.

The attitude of European officials to Ukraine, as their raw materials appendage, initially did not realize the Lithuanian initiative to modernize and restore the Ukrainian economy. It should be added to this that in Vilnius they simply do not realize the scale of the collapsed in Ukraine and its real potential.

This is for Lithuania 5 billion dollars - money. In Kiev, other appetites. Suffice it to recall how, in 2013, the Yanukovych cabinet swallowed 3 billion dollars in a Russian loan, and the economy did not even notice. At the beginning of the year, the need of Ukraine for finance to restore industrial potential was assessed by the Germans. Analysts from the CDU then agreed on the amount of 100 billion dollars.

Experts consider it clearly insufficient. Still, the fall in Ukraine’s gross national product turned out to be more than serious (from $ 173 billion in 2013 to $ 93 billion in 2016). To restore the Ukrainian economy, it will take twice as much money as the Germans counted. There are no people willing to give such money either in Europe or across the ocean. True, the West is not ready to push Ukraine away from Ukraine. It was not by chance that the European Commissioner Khan, having calmed down after the first shock, softened his rhetoric.

“It is not beneficial for us that our neighbors are poorer than European citizens,” Khan said later, “we want the Ukrainians to have the same level of well-being and prosperity. This contributes to democratic development and makes the country's market attractive. ” Khan even expressed his willingness to give Ukraine money, "but not without conditions."

The European Commissioner did not specify what amount can be discussed, but he demanded to ensure unconditional implementation of the agreements reached between Brussels and Kiev. The list of such agreements is large. But there is no place in it for an agreement on the restoration and modernization of the industrial potential of Ukraine. This problem does not bother Europe at all.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 2 November 2017 15: 19 New
    The Lithuanian proposal provides for EU funding of “modernization and economic development” of Ukraine in the amount of 5 billion euros per year.
    Which is understandable, since the “freebie” from the IMF turned out to be not “freebie” and they need to be returned, but there is no money, there is no industry, and you can live at the expense of these funds for another three years ...
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 2 November 2017 16: 11 New
      Let me remind you of our "free" years of lawlessness, then we were led by "Chubais reformers", remember HOW it was? There is a desire to return to the "fat 90s" ???:
      1. NIKNN
        NIKNN 2 November 2017 17: 26 New
        is to create in Ukraine a powerful outpost of the struggle against Russia.
        Everything is simpler here, someone agreed to lobby for a kickback to get rid of freebies. For Ukraine, this is nothing at all, but it’s cool in pocket, and it’s not noticeable, against the background of needs ... smile
    2. Ren
      Ren 3 November 2017 07: 17 New
      Quote: svp67
      but there is no money, there is no industry, and for another three years it is possible to live off these funds ...

      bully Country Pan. No money. There is no industry. There are no brains. Populated by cyborgs. wassat
  2. leonid-zherebtcov
    leonid-zherebtcov 2 November 2017 15: 38 New
    Who would doubt that... fellow
  3. 210ox
    210ox 2 November 2017 15: 41 New
    They don’t call a doctor to the dying person, unless they write out a death certificate. They usually gather at the division of the inheritance and can only present a wreath to the grave.
  4. izya top
    izya top 2 November 2017 16: 00 New
    The European Union is not going to restore the economy of Ukraine
    but as if going to wassat
    1. Lev Bronsch
      Lev Bronsch 2 November 2017 20: 26 New
      By the way, these thoughts, set forth in a copy of the post from the censor, are real Wishlist 90% of the population of Ukraine !! Please note - the hotel is a dime a dozen, but not once - so let's do something for this))). Here is such a "brotherly" people pa-animaish (((. Well, according to the Marshall plan. But why not? A plan to sell land to world agricultural holdings and especially close Ukrainian + plan to modernize the infrastructure for exporting products + a small shortcut to the especially thieves officials, and voila, the new agrarian power is ready for 3-4 years! Well, the truth is, the population of 10 million will remain, and they will not be taught any more than a tractor driver, well, some territories will fall off, hello to Poland, Hungary and Romania. it won’t bother ukropatriota !! And 5 billion a year for 3-4 years in a row, just for the above goals and that's enough, there’s just nothing else left. Here Lithuania is wise, oddly enough, the agricultural sector is in Ukraine, and Lithuania is more interesting buns! Nothing personal, just business !!
  5. captain
    captain 2 November 2017 16: 10 New
    Is there a need to restore the industry of Ukraine? Well, at one time did the Leninists build industry there, at the expense of Russia, and what did it give? Farmers do not need plants.
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 2 November 2017 16: 12 New
    The European Union is not going to restore the economy of Ukraine... And what was going to ..? The shovel apparently wasn’t enough and the European Union student construction detachments had to dissolve ....
    1. avt
      avt 3 November 2017 10: 04 New
      Quote: parusnik
      ... And what was going to ..? The shovel apparently wasn’t enough and the European Union student construction detachments had to dissolve ....

      Right after Vysotsky
      We went down to the drift, and the former convict -
      A person at high risk is
      He said: "The trouble for us is for all, for all the same:
      We’ll dig it out - it’s again
      Will begin to fulfill the three norms,
      It will start to give the country coal - and to us Khan.
      So, you brothers do not try,
      And we’ll work with coolness -
      One for all and all for one".
      ... he served in Tallinn under Stalin -
      Now lies heaped up -
      We humanly feel sorry for him ...
  7. Masya masya
    Masya masya 2 November 2017 17: 00 New
    Something "Marshall Plans for Ukraine" divorced recourse and all remain only plans ... it was smooth on paper, but forgot about the ravines ... wink
  8. polpot
    polpot 2 November 2017 20: 29 New
    An interesting historical conflict awaiting its artist Cossacks writing a letter to the Turkish Sultan and nikolayevets writing a letter to Merkel and the Pope, what you need to get to so shame
  9. Captain Nemo
    Captain Nemo 2 November 2017 21: 37 New
    Interestingly, did the Lithuanians intend to participate with their money in the new Marshall Plan or did they hope that they would not be asked for a share?
  10. serriy
    serriy 2 November 2017 21: 42 New
    For years, Ukraine has been mourned for Ukraine - everything is soooo bad there, well, absolutely ...
    We probably should feel that there are people more unhappy. And enjoy it! drinks
    Even when they say "no money, but you endure"
  11. iouris
    iouris 3 November 2017 01: 22 New
    The Russian Federation will restore Ukraine, after everything is destroyed to the ground. And pay all the debts. And where to go?
    1. V. Ushakov
      V. Ushakov 3 November 2017 05: 05 New
      The Russian Federation, if there is anything to be restored, is only and exclusively - the outskirts of its own, already counting, fourth, Empire. The outskirts of the Empire will be restored, never "Ukraine" ...
  12. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 3 November 2017 05: 03 New
    Well, with the economy of Ruins, it’s clear who needs it. Will the EU give cowards with mugovikami? repeat
    negative Here are the presses!
  13. Sewer krainiy
    Sewer krainiy 3 November 2017 22: 15 New
    I did not understand ... There was no Nikolaev shipbuilding plant in the nature. In Soviet times, there were: The Black Sea Shipbuilding Plant (the first Soviet aircraft carrier Kiev was launched, then Minsk ... Nikolai Kuznetsov, too, if memory serves, it was laid down there, unfinished, with the collapse of the Union it was successfully transferred to Russia and it went into operation), the 61 Kommunar plant (in the past years, under Potemkin, the first ships of the Black Sea Fleet were built, warships built and repaired: with me the BOD “Nikolaev”, “Ochakov”, overhaul of the Leningrad anti-ship missile, "Moscow"), factory "Ocean" - civil shipbuilding. All the plants were successfully collapsed along with the independence of Ukraine. An unfinished ship stands at ChSZ, it has long been dismantled for scrap. Somehow, the heart hurts. Shipbuilder city, where are you ...
    The other day, the Nikolaev Shipbuilding Plant stopped working. Company accounts are seized. Only on wages the plant owed more than 58 million hryvnias. There are no funds for conducting production activities.
    The UTZ plant (South Turbine Plant), which produced turbines for military and civil ships of the Nikolaev shipbuilding and the entire Union, was also covered due to uselessness ...
  14. Fedya2017
    Fedya2017 3 November 2017 23: 09 New
    Of course, no one will create a competitor for themselves, Ukraine is needed as a sales market ... It's just that we are very intrusively shown in the direction of this Ukraine, explaining that it is worse than ours. At the same time, they try not to advertise the fact that Russia is the largest investor in the Ukrainian economy. Anyone interested in learning more can google ...
    MOSKVITYANIN 4 November 2017 22: 21 New
    There is just no room in it for an agreement on the restoration and modernization of the industrial potential of Ukraine. This problem does not bother Europe at all.

    This is also not interesting for Russia, many sectors of the Ukrainian economy were competitors of the Russian Federation ...
  16. Arikkhab
    Arikkhab 6 November 2017 12: 36 New
    “After that, the bankruptcy of the oldest shipyard NHA, founded in the eighteenth century, became almost inevitable. On the eve of this sad event, the head of the trade union committee of shipbuilders in the local Internet publication My City announced the intention of the team to seek help from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Pope Francis. "
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