Сooperation in the
energy sector between Ukraine and the European Union is at its height of
development, and the EU fully supports the Government's stance on the reform of
the gas market, the electricity market, and the introduction of transparency
and independence in the work of regulators. This
was stated during the meeting of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman with the Director-General of the Directorate-General for Energy within the European Commission Dominique Ristori.
security is of paramount importance. The transparency
and efficiency of the energy sector must be ensured. Here our positions coincide. We should proceed and pursue the
reform path. And
we should develop common understanding of the direction and the path of change
in our country", said Volodymyr Groysman.
"We have embarked
on an intensified dialogue. Ukraine's
cooperation with the EU in the energy sector is in the most intense in all the time.
are ready to bolster our support, in particular by attracting resources of various
international structures", said Mr Dominique Ristori.
He informed that
the EU is currently discussing a number of energy directives, primarily in the
context of implementing the decisions of the Stockholm Arbitration Court, the
use of alternative routes for gas supplies to Ukraine, and the preservation of gas
transit via Ukraine’s territory.
transit is important for us – with the view of the supply of the resource, for
you - in terms of revenues from transit activities. But
regarding Stockholm Court’s ruling, we expect Russia to enforce the decision. And
we count on the implementation of existing gas deals", stressed the Director-General.
The Head of
Government assured the colleagues that Ukraine had been and would remain a
reliable partner. "We
are committed to fulfill all our obligations under all the parameters agreed
upon", accentuated Volodymyr Groysman.
meeting, the parties touched upon the issues of modernization of the GTS,
discussed the Government's reform plan, the prospects for the formation of an
anti-corruption court in Ukraine, as well as the vision of forming a
transparent gas market.
attention was paid by the sides to the issues of tariff policy. Mr Dominique
Ristori told that the European Union is currently discussing the
creation of a special institution - measuring people's solvency in terms of
paying for energy carriers. The aforesaid initiative should become a real tool
for measuring and accounting for the social aspect in tariff regulation.