Polish Briefing 11 July, 2018 9:00 am   
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Polish Briefing: Ukraine is a reliable partner in gas supplies to Europe

What goes on in Poland on the 11th of July.

EU: Ukraine is a reliable partner in gas supplies to Europe

The next Ukraine – European Union summit takes place in Brussels. After meeting, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko with the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker and the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk stressed the need to continue political and economic reforms in Ukraine, including the gas sector.

Continuation of energy market reforms

As we read in the joint statement of the sides, the need for further reforms in the energy sector was agreed so that this process would eventually be terminated. It stresses the need to reform the gas and electricity market and to complete the necessary chapter on the integration of the Ukrainian energy market with the EU energy market. – We confirmed this commitment to prepare Ukraine’s integration with the European electricity market, based on the 2017 agreement between the respective transmission system operators.

“A reliable partner”

It was confirmed once again that Ukraine is a strategic gas transit state for affordable, safe and durable supplies to the EU. – In this context, we reaffirmed our readiness to engage in a tripartite process supported by the European Commission on a contractual framework for the transit of gas to the EU after 2019. Last week, the vice-president of the European Commission for energy union, Marosz Szefczovicz, announced that on 17 July there will be talks on gas transit between the European Union, Russia and Ukraine.