Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner for Trade, said that the EU has approved the decision to allocate Ukraine 470 million euros for reforms in 2011-2013. This was discussed at a seminar on trade in Warsaw, the European Commission press service reported.

De Gucht said: "Let me add that we support the economic reforms in Ukraine through our wallets and these talks (the Association). The EU has allocated 470 million euros Ukraine for the period of 2011-2013. A considerable part of them are allocated for the reforms essential to implement association agreements and free trade".

The official suggested that negotiations with Ukraine would soon be over, and the selected model of cooperation could be used by other countries - participants of the "Eastern Partnership".