The fulfillment of Ukraine’s commitments under the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement was discussed at the press briefing held at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center on 4 July. An assessment of the situation in the energy sector was provided by DiXi Group President Olena Pavlenko.
DiXi Group President Olena Pavlenko joined efforts with the Interagency Commission for Production Sharing Agreements (PSA) as an external expert to evaluate applications for PSA tenders. The external expert’s duties included evaluation of bidder applications along with Interagency Commission members and participation in the review of applications to determine potential winners.
Increasing dependence on external supply of petroleum products, primarily from the Customs Union countries, necessitates accelerating the work on the creation of the minimum oil and petroleum products stocks in Ukraine, as provided for by EU Directive 2009/119/EC.
DIXI Group together with the Reforms Delivery Office of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine launches the Energy Reform Alphabet Project. Twice a week we will publish our ironic texts, in which we will explain how things work in our energy sector in an understandable and clear language.
The European Union and Ukraine will continue the process of integrating gas and electricity markets by updating Annex 27 of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and ratifying the amendments via a decision of the Ukrainian parliament. This was discussed at a meeting presided by Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Vice Prime Minister for European Integration.
Endless Repairs: Experts Commented on the State of Advancing Reforms in the Sector of Energy and Environment
In 2018, Ukraine continued to fulfill its obligations under the Association Agreement in sectors of energy and environment, with the largest delays recorded at the stage of implementation of already adopted decisions. In turn, the year of 2019 bears the risks of further slowdown of reforms as well as arising of security issues, in particular transit of gas and energy supply to districts close to the frontline. Such conclusions were made public by the experts of the coalition “Energy Reforms” within the framework of the presentation of the annual monitoring report for 2018 “Ukraine and the Association Agreement: Endless Repair” on 18 April 2019 at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center.
DiXi Group’s expert took part in the presentation of a study into Russian policy as a threat to the EU energy security that took place in Brussels
11 April, DiXi Group expert Denys Nazarenko took part in the presentation of the study “War by Other Means. Kremlin’s Energy Policy as a Channel of Influence” at the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic in Brussels.
On 12 April Bohdan Sokolovskyi, Deputy Chairperson of the Board of the NGO DiXi Group, celebrated his birthday.
The representatives of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform have adopted a joint declaration. The document appeared during the first regional meeting, which took place from 3 April to 4 in Lviv. It reflects the common position of the European and Ukrainian Platform members.