At the same time, the Vice-Minister of Finance added that Ukraine's membership in the EU would be mutually beneficial both in the economic field and in terms of geopolitical security. Therefore, the Community members should be interested in Ukraine's strategic rapprochement with the EU.
According to V. Česnulevičiūtė-Markevičienė, it is important to reveal the potential of each region, its strengths, and thus create a strong economic synergy with other regions. One of the most important parts of this is human resources. It is observed that the lack of qualified workers limits the growth potential of the regions.
"In the future, economic competitiveness will depend on the ability to transform knowledge, skills and technologies into innovations and unique products or services needed by the country and the world. Therefore, Lithuania pays special attention to specialists – value creators. The mobilization of these creators is extremely important, thanks to pioneering innovations and the people who create them, we can enjoy wonderful results both in Lithuania and around the world," said the Vice-Minister of Finance.
In addition, V. Česnulevičiūtė-Markevičienė emphasized the need to ensure that different EU financing instruments do not compete with each other, but complement each other. We must preserve the uniqueness of Cohesion Policy, which is determined by partnership, and at the same time work to simplify and improve the methods of implementing this Policy.
"Simplifying the Cohesion Policy, and most importantly reducing the bureaucratic burden, means creating accessible tools so that authorities and companies can easily obtain financial resources," emphasized V. Česnulevičiūtė-Markevičienė.
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