From now on, Trans-Border Cooperation will be Coordinated by the Ministry of Regional Development, Hennadii Zubko

By the resolution of the Government, a number of powers regarding the coordination of trans-border cooperation were transferred from the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to the Ministry of Regional Development. It was reported so by Vice-Prime Minister - Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko commenting the relevant resolution approved by the Government today.

According to him, the function of coordinating the development and implementation of programmes and projects on the trans-border cooperation was assigned to the Ministry of Regional Development. At the same time, the Vice-Prime Minister - Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine was appointed as the Chairman of the Coordination Centre for Activities Related to the Participation of Ukraine in the Implementation of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. "Thus, the actions of central and local bodies of executive power in terms of Ukraine's participation in the implementation of the Strategy will be coordinated, the functions pertaining to the trans-border and cross-border cooperation will be distributed between the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the Ministry of Regional Development", noted Hennadii Zubko.

For reference purposes: The European Union Strategy for the Danube Region was approved by the EU Council in 2011, and it is aimed at ensuring the infrastructural, environmental, social and economic, and institutional development of the region (14 countries, nine of which are EU member states, and five, non-EU member states, including Ukraine).

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