Europe to evaluate Ukrainian energy bills over compliance with EU laws

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-07 17:52:43|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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KIEV, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine and the European Union (EU) plan to create a mechanism that allows European partners to evaluate Ukrainian energy bills' compliance with EU laws, Interfax Ukraine news agency reported on Wednesday.

Such an agreement was reached during a meeting between Dmytro Kuleba, Ukrainian deputy prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration, and Maros Sefcovic, vice president of the European Commission for Energy Union, in Brussels on Tuesday, according to a statement made by the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy.

The two parties also agreed on the further implementation of the updated energy part to the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement which should bring Ukraine closer to the integration of gas and electricity markets.

"The European side also stated that it will support Ukraine in trilateral negotiations on gas transit, energy sector reforms and in particular on reforming the Ministry of Energy," said the statement.

Last year, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said during a meeting with Sefcovic that Ukraine set a goal to fully integrate into the energy market of EU and was ready to continue reforming the electricity markets in line with European requirements.