Liubomyr Kokovskyi, an expert of the DiXi Group Think Tank, hopes that work on the revisions of the draft law will end in October 2015, and its voting will be held in the Verkhovna Rada in November.
“For the formation of high-grade energy markets in Ukraine, effective work of the national regulator in this sector is extremely important. That is why our organisation acted as a contractor of a project for creating a strategic advisory group to work on the draft law, attracted the best Ukrainian and international specialists, people’s deputies from various political factions and representatives of civil society. Unfortunately, in our Ukrainian parliamentary traditions it often happens that political interests dominate over public interests and people’s deputies may either vote a defective law, or, vise versa, fail to vote an important one. I wish that this time our joint initiatives are implemented and, as a result, Ukraine gets a fair law that will determine the status of an independent regulator, ensure transparency of its operations and create effective mechanisms for regulating energy markets.”
The expert believes that the way the draft law will be passed will show the state’s ability to work in a democratic format, and the task of civil society is not to allow its adoption without taking into account the recommendations of the Strategic Advisory Group.