EU to fully cover costs of cross-border projects between EU countries, Moldova and Ukraine
July 22, 2022

EU to fully cover costs of cross-border projects between EU countries, Moldova and Ukraine


The European Commission will 100% finance the cross-border programmes with Ukraine and Moldova to help implement those cooperation projects disrupted by the Russian military aggression against Ukraine. 

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, cross border cooperation programmes between Member States, Ukraine and Moldova have faced serious disruptions.The proposal is crucial to support local schools, hospitals, social care and institutions (e.g., SOS rescue project on the Poland-Ukraine border). Moreover, projects with Ukraine and Moldova addressing migratory challenges will also be retroactively eligible from 24 February 2022, the day of the Russian invasion.

Finally, cross-border cooperation projects with Russia and Belarus, which were suspended after the invasion, can now only be implemented on the side of the EU Member States. 

The proposal concerns thirteen cross-border and two transnational cooperation programmes between nine EU Member States, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova on the one hand, and Russia and Belarus on the other.

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