newsThe Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Eduard Stavytskyi and Director of the Energy Community Secretariat Janez Kopač held a working meeting today at the premises of the Secretariat in Vienna. The priorities of Ukraine’s presidency in the Energy Community in 2014 were discussed during the meeting.

The signature of the Memorandum of Understanding on Establishing an Implementation Partnership between the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine and the Secretariat of the Energy Communitywas the main outcome of the meeting.

By signing the Memorandum, Ukraine confirms its commitment to transpose into its national legal framework and fully implement Energy Community legislation. Ukraine and the Secretariat have agreed to set up an effective implementation mechanism, including the establishment of working groups for amending and drafting legislation to transpose the Energy Community law. Each working group should include the representatives of all relevant stakeholders, including regulatory authorities, network operators, consumers, relevant businesses and industry associations, donors, international financial institutions and development banks, civil society organizations, expert centres, etc. The Secretariat will ensure a draft law’s compliance with the Energy Community Treaty and provide technical and legal assistance when requested.

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