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European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso urged the participants in the G8 summit to fulfill their commitments on financing Chornobyl project. He stated this at a press conference in Deauville (France) during the Group of Eight summit, the European Commission reported on its website.
Barroso voiced hope that, during the G8 summit, the countries that have not yet fulfilled their commitments on Chornobyl would do so.
He also said that the Commission is ready to increase its share in financing Chornobyl projects with 20 million euros in addition to the already allocated 110 million.
As reported, on April 19, the donors' conference in Kyiv on implementation of Chornobyl projects collected about 550 million euros. The biggest financial contributions were made by EBRD - 120 million euros, the European Commission - 110 million euros, the US - 123 million dollars, France - 47 million euros, Russia - 45 million euros, Germany - 42.4 million euros, UK - 28.5 million pounds. Ukraine's contribution will be 29 million euros.
These funds will be used primarily for completion of the Shelter facility, which costs more than 1 billion euros. To date, it is needed to collect 740 million euros.