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Commission`s Opinion – EU acquis Chapter 22

Some level of preparation (2)

Ukraine has some level of preparation in the area of regional policy. The regulatory and institutional frameworks for regional development are only partially in line with the EU acquis. The successful decentralisation reform has expanded the competences and capacities of municipalities in areas covered by EU cohesion policy. Administrative capacity and experience are still insufficient to deal with the requirements of EU regional policy to manage and spend large-scale funds. Some challenges remain on the practical implementation and enforcement of legislation, multi-annual programming, monitoring, evaluation, and the sound financial management of regional development programmes. Coordination among the levels of government needs to be improved.