The parliament has ratified the agreement on scientific and technological cooperation between the government of Ukraine and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and associate participation of Ukraine in Euratom’s scientific research and training program (2014-2018). The relevant draft law (No. 0109) was approved by 255 votes; only 226 votes were required for its approval. Ukraine and Euratom reached the agreement on scientific and technological cooperation in June. The granting of associate status to Ukraine under the agreement will allow Ukrainian research institutions to participate in projects in the areas of nuclear energy and enable the country to achieve the European Union’s nuclear safety standards. As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Ukraine’s Minister of Education and Science Lilia Hrynevych has said that the agreement grants Ukraine a 95% discount on the membership fee for the program and allows Ukraine to pay the contribution for 2016 in installments over the period of 2017-2018. Ukraine’s total contribution for participation in the program could amount to about EUR 312,000 during the period of 2016-2018. The agreement may be extended until 2020.