"This is my first visit to Kiev, but not the last. I would like to come to Ukraine every three months to monitor the progress of reforms," he said.
The Commissioner has listed reforms, which he considers a priority. Priorities, in his opinion, are to strengthen the confidence of citizens and business to the state, judicial reform, decentralization, reform of "inefficient management of the state and archaic energy sector."
"My goal during this visit is to send two signals. The first regarding help (which will come) from the EU in this difficult time, and the second is our need to see actual results (performance of the reform agenda)," Hahn said.
He recalled that over the past months the EU has given Ukraine more than 1 billion euro in loans and grants. "I expect that in the near future additional 500 million euro (of macro-financial assistance) will be granted," the commissioner said.