24th EU-Ukraine Summit reconfirms commitment to digital transformation

  • Date: 07/03/23
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The European Union’s commitment to Ukraine’s digital transformation was reconfirmed as part of a joint statement following the 24th EU-Ukraine Summit. Charles Michel, President of the European Council, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, met in Kyiv on 3 February and issued the statement about EU-Ukraine relations in view of the EU candidate status of Ukraine, the status of the Association Agreement and Ukraine’s EU accession. 

The EU acknowledged the considerable efforts that Ukraine demonstrated in recent months towards meeting the objectives underpinning its candidate status for EU membership, welcomed Ukraine’s reform efforts in such difficult times, and encouraged the country to continue on this path and fulfil the conditions, specified in the Commission’s opinion on its membership application, in order to advance towards future EU membership.  

In relation to digital transformation, the EU welcomed Ukraine’s association to Digital Europe as well as its participation in the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications, among other significant programmes and projects. 

The EU reconfirmed its solidarity with Ukraine in countering hybrid threats and cyberattacks and its commitment to continue its support in this regard. Enhanced cybersecurity cooperation between Ukraine and the EU was highlighted, as well as the commitment to achieving further concrete results. The EU acknowledged the importance of strengthening cooperation in tackling Russian state-controlled information manipulation and interference, including disinformation, as well as building resilience in Ukraine’s digital transformation. 

In parallel to Ukraine’s European integration efforts, the EU and Ukraine recognised the importance of further strengthening tailor-made regional cooperation including the Eastern Partnership, which, with its differentiated approach, contributes to the resilience of the Eastern Neighbourhood, and also facilitating cooperation on security issues, including energy security and hybrid threats. 

See the full joint statement on the official website of the President of Ukraine.